SOUTH SALEM, N.Y. -- A Boway Road home built in 1756 in the heart of South Salem brilliantly embraces the past while featuring the amenities of the present in a retreat-like 20-acre oasis.
The home at 44 Boway Road is being marketed by Muffin Dowdle of Ginnel Real Estate for $3,900,000. Click here for the listing details.
The eight-bedroom Colonial features six bathrooms and 7,139 square feet of living space. There is also a 3-bedroom cottage. “It’s such a large, gracious house,’’ Dowdle said. “You could have a wedding in the backyard. All of the property is open, usable land.”
Several details make the home unique. The home’s interior features time period amenities, which have the effect of pulling you back into the 1700s. The exterior includes lit tennis court, indoor riding arena, swimming pool and a playhouse with great room.
Wood floors, detailed millwork and antique paneling fill the home’s interior. There are seven fireplaces, including a large brick structure that is the centerpiece of the living room. With winter on the near-term horizon, it’s not a stretch to envision cozying up to the fireplace with a book in hand and reading endlessly, much like the homeowner might have done during the time period when the house was built.
The home also features a paneled living room, library, formal dining room, country kitchen, sunroom, exercise room and private master suite. The home captures a rustic, antique and modern age feel, a difficult dynamic to achieve in a home that is nearly 250 years old.
“The owners have been diligent about keeping it up to date,’’ Dowdle said. “They’ve been phenomenal about that.”
The grounds surrounding the home are also heavenly. There are gently rolling meadows, level lawns, age-old trees, spectacular gardens and deeded lake rights. The playhouse overlooks a secret walled garden. There are two barns, a chicken coop and the riding arena, which could also be used to house a car collection, indoor tennis court or skating rink.
While this particular region of Westchester County has many 5- and 6-bedroom homes, the value for the Boway Round home is exceptional. Most comparable properties have far less acreage yet have much higher price tags. “I think it absolutely is a great value,’’ Dowdle said. “You could raise horse, store cars or even build an organic garden. It’s a self-sustainable property.”
For more information about the home, contact Dowdle at 914-645-9384.