Not one house would I want. I clicked Houlihan Lawrence, put in these parameters:
- Town of Bedford
- Four+ bedrooms
- 4+ baths
The first one in the list has an Address Withheld headline and so far I haven’t been able to find its actual street on Trulia or Zillow which says to me it’s not really IN Katonah, but a Katonah address.
Pretty enough on the outside, but whoa, the interior needs a full gut and rehab. The house comes with a gorgeous 40 acres and from the photos, a fabulous long distance view.
No pix of the kitchen or baths so I suspect the grand old family who loved this home for decades has passed, or decided to move out, leaving any new owner an opportunity to make it 1930-fabulous once again.
From classic 1930s beauty to a 2006 what were they thinking, I present this Penwood gem
I can’t even keep a straight face reading the listing copy…
The vision of 55 Penwood is to enhance the quality of life through creative design and ground breaking automation complimenting the extraordinary architecture, state of the art design and warmth of this magnificent regal stone manor
So that one is out.
What I do find surprising is that one of the Victorian painted ladies in Katonah is struggling to sell. This is a classic home, on the main street in Katonah, walk to everything. From my eye it looks like it needs a new kitchen and maybe some updating of the baths (and I could NOT live with the exterior color theme but painted ladies do have that aspect inherent in their name).
Katonah is an incredibly family-friendly neat 1950s town that refuses to change, even refused to accept a Starbucks. A good thing. I hope a young family scoops this up and enjoys that amazing front porch.
There aren’t even any cute inexpensive houses to post – it’s like all the listings have evaporated – either sold or withdrawn. Or people are leaving Bedford in droves? Most of my friends have split – Florida Florida Florida. Very few of my age group are still here full time.
I’m always up for a good real estate posting link – if you see one, holler.