BEDFORD, N.Y. -- In the 1920s, the economy was booming, technology was advancing and a wealth of magnificent homes were being built across the New York metro area. From Tudors to classic Colonials, homes built in The Roaring Twenties exude a genuine sense of luxury that is hard to replicate.
Today, these early 20th century homes have become sought-after real estate, offering glimpses into life during one of America's most remarkable decades. One such home is currently listed by Michael Winter of Ginnel Real Estate. 314 McLain Street in Bedford combines modern luxuries with the simple qualities of the past, and includes Prohibition-era style with updated renovations.
"This home has modern pieces with vintage and industrial accents, wrapped in an old farmhouse," said Winter. "Almost every room has been updated but it still has a classic feel."
Listed at $1,575,000, the 1920-built home includes a large balcony, an oversized master closet, six bathrooms and five bedrooms. While numerous original details such as its beamed ceilings, large windows and interior moldings remain the same, 314 McLain Street also offers the convenience of an open floor plan with a kitchen and family room combination that caters to modern demand.
"Built in a time where grand homes were going up all over the place, it's amazing that this one was able to last so long," said Winter. "It's industrial modern, with stainless steel appliances and very high ceilings, which you usually don't find in old houses. It also has a large basement perfect for kids and a large and custom built kitchen for adults to enjoy."
Sited on six wooded acres in Bedford, the house's backyard includes a patio, for relaxing and enjoying peace and privacy. "This home is ideal for someone who enjoys a private escape, with plenty of modern amenities on a great property," said Winter.
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