Life on the city's edge

Pamela Trebach of Trebach Realty


It could easily be one of the most beautiful homes in New York City. Except it’s not even in the city.

Make your way out to Van Cortlandt Crest, just across the city line in Yonkers not far from the College of Mount Saint Vincent, with this spacious six-bedroom, three full- and two half-bathroom home that sits on nearly a quarter-acre of land.

Built from stone and topped with cedar shingles, this 1 Fanshaw Ave., home allows its owners to enjoy front and back porches, a level side lawn, and a rolling back lawn.

Inside, there is an entry vestibule, along with a massive (and grand) welcoming central hall with French doors to a secluded front patio.

The living room has a wood-burning fireplace along with pocket doors and a wide bay of east-facing windows. There’s also a formal dining room with a wood-burning fireplace, and glass doors to a back dining porch. The eat-in kitchen comes with a center island.

The master bedroom suite offers a wood-burning fireplace and sunrise bay windows along with a master bathroom. The second floor is home to a sunroom and an office, while the third floor boasts a spacious family room with beamed cathedral ceiling — which could also be a possible seventh bedroom.

There’s also an unfinished walk-out basement with half bathroom and a storage room, along with a private driveway, and an attached two-car garage.

Get yourself to Van Cortlandt Crest in this amazing home, listed for $1.395 million.

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