BEDFORD CORNERS, N.Y. -- As a fifth generation Bedford resident, Ginnel Real Estate agent Cindy Swank knows the town’s most desirable locations. Her listing for a 5-bedroom home at 9 Charles Road is a commuter’s dream.
“It’s literally a minute off of Interstate 684, but you don’t hear it at all,’’ Swank said. “It has amazing Western and Northern views. It’s up on a hill and tucked away. The sunsets are epic.”
The property in Bedford’s Guard HIll estate section includes 4.03 acres, 5 bathrooms and 5,900 square feet of living space. There is also a 1-bedroom guest cottage or artist’s studio. It is listed for $2,988,000.
The home was built in 1960, and the current owners added an addition in 2008. The layout flows seamlessly, but has an interesting duality of old and new. “The owners have really put their mark on it,’’ Swank said.
The addition includes a living room with cathedral ceiling, professional lighting for art, sound system, gym, wine cellar and shoji screened bedroom area with Murphy bed. The spacious kitchen/family room is what everyone wants. There are also terraces on different levels of the home. The master suite provides the best views of the property.
Swank says the house is a haven for summer entertaining. There is a pool, outdoor shower, fire pit, bocce court and dining gazebo with built-in grill.
Well-manicured landscaping adds a final distinctive touch, with flower trees, perennials, vegetable, fern and hosta gardens, outdoor sound system, outdoor lighting and full house generator.
“I encourage all of my buyers to visit the house at night,’’ Swank said. “But particularly this one. It’s nice to go home to a place that comes alive at night.”
Highly-regarded Bedford landscape designer Leslie Needham created the outdoor space at the home, and the home’s stone walls have been replaced.
“The owners have invested a lot in the house,’’ Swank said. “It’s a special place and a great value in one of Bedford’s premier locations.”
Click here for the website listing. For more information or to arrange a showing, contact Cindy at 914-318-3040.