Irvington, NY: Historic, Charming and A Great Place to Live!

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Irvington, New York, also known as Irvington-on Hudson, is a charming and picturesque Village just 20 miles north of Manhattan on the east bank of the Hudson River.  Named after Washington Irving, author of The Legend of Sleepy Hollow.  Part of the Town of Greenburgh, Irvington has a population of almost 6500 residents and an area of approximately 4 square miles.  Irvington has its own Metro North Train station which makes for an easy commute to Grand Central along the Hudson River and is known for its beautiful parks and lively restaurant scene.  The historic downtown has recently been added to the National Register of Historic Places.

One of the more established and popular hot spots, drawing diners from all over Westchester, is the Red Hat on the RiverMP Taverna and Sambal Thai & Malaysian also join The Red Hat on the river front as well.  On Main Street, you can dine on Italian at Mima Vinoteca, Indian at Chutney Masala, Mexican at La Chinita Poblana and coming soon…Revenge BBQ!  The Farmers Market every Sunday morning is another food and entertainment draw you can enjoy from June – October.

The Scenic Hudson Park and Matthiessen Park, both located along the Hudson River, are particularly beautiful with lush mature trees and fabulous river and palisades views.  Perfect for sports enthusiasts, play time, picnics and hanging out.  The Old Croton Aqueduct runs through Irvington as well and is ideal for running, hiking, biking and dog walking.

Irvington is a wonderful place to live with its laid back lifestyle and a great sense of community.  A small town feel, award winning schools and easy access to New York City, what more could you ask for!

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Stone Mansion Overlooking Hudson River…In Yonkers!

GetMedia.ashx170 Shonnard Terrace – It’s not everyday that you get to step back in time to the late 1800’s! When that opportunity comes about, you would jump right on, right?

That was completely my mentality when asked to view a Yonkers’s mansion over the weekend. From the moment I made the appointment to view this house, I was anxious to see what we were in store for.

MLS Remarks: THIS HOUSE LITERALLY PAYS FOR ITSELF…. Magnificent stone mansion overlooking the Hudson River. Featuring 6 bedrooms, 7 baths, 11 fireplaces, this grand but very livable manor house also includes an octagonal Ballroom, uniquely detailed main Kitchen with Subzero/Miele/Garland appliances adjoins a Breakfast Room which in turn gives onto a formal Dining Room fitted with hand-carved French Rococo panels. On the ground floor, a marble Entry Hall opens onto an oak-paneled Living Room with an adjacent Conservatory as well as a charming Morning Room, Billiard Room, and upholstered Turkish Room/Library. Upstairs, the spacious Master Suite opens onto a marble terrace and a split-level Observatory with sweeping river views. Three additional beds/flexible-use rooms and 3 full baths complete the upper floor. The lower level houses laundry, wine cellar, storage rooms, staff quarters, a two-story 3-car garage, even a private chapel. Established film and photo location with a six-digit income.

9 GetMedia.ashx5 GetMedia.ashx56From the mother of pearl fireplace to the piano converted kitchen island, my clients and I were in awe! The view of the Hudson River was breathtaking – no wonder this property is location for many famous films and photo shoots.

Only 30 minutes from NYC – where else would you be able to step back in time like that!

~ Debra