The prettiest road in all of Bedford is called The Narrows – a perfect descriptor for it’s windy narrow path from Guard Hill to Bedford Center Road. Some gorgeous houses hidden back up long driveways – Leon Black is (was) a resident with tons of modern sculpture in his fields, a la Storm King Art Center.
149 Narrows Road has caught my eye – and I love everything about it.
It’s a very simple home, right up my simple alley – straight lines….
Killer yard with pool, pool house, greenhouse, horse barn and stables.
Almost 25 acres and the tax load listed as “only” $80k, which around here, for 25 acres is pretty low. I wonder if they get some farm exclusion having a horse barn?
Owning this would mean one heck of a lot of maintenance – keeping a full time crew of landscapers, groomers for the barn and horses, tennis court upkeep, pool upkeep, snow plowing the very long driveway…and oh, minor detail, buying horses for the barn!
I know two couples who downsized once the kids left (like we did) who are now UPSIZING to accommodate all the grandkids. This house would make sense for a young family in town with lots of active kids or for grandparents who who have all their children and grandbabies in Bedford too.
The joke is today my gardeners are here, cleaning all the beds before winter, a task that comes in at $$$$ (worth every penny of their back breaking labor mind you) but my yard is relatively easy to maintain now that the pool and tennis court are gone so buying a house that adds them back into the equation, plus a riding ring and a barn – you are right to ask has she lost her marbles?
The good news about today – I’m properly caffeinated and feeling chipper. New Country called me at 8:30 this morning to ask how my appointment was yesterday – of course she really didn’t want to know anything other than it was fine so I merely told her it ended up alright. At least that call is over with – they don’t stop calling until they get you.