Nick Churton of the Houlihan Lawrence London office visits a wonderful home in a delightful wooded setting and discovers that there is much, much more there than meets the eye.
Broker: Houlihan Lawrence
Agent: David Turner
Far be it for me to comment on planning – or zoning – matters in the US. They are difficult enough in the UK. But sometimes a home nudges one. It seems to say, look deeper into this for there may be an unseen or unexpected opportunity lying just under the surface.
Sleepy Hill in Briarcliff Manor, New York already has a wonderful surface. It is situated minutes away from the renowned and exclusive Sleepy Hollow Country Club and from the Rockefeller Preserve. It’s les than an hour’s drive from midtown Manhattan.
Here, bordering pretty Pocantico Lake, is almost 6000 sq. ft. of six-bedroom, shingle style home that is being offered in beautiful condition. Outside there is a pool with cabana and tennis court.
So, on the face of it, a great house. But there’s more. It stands on 42 acres of semi-wooded grounds giving plenty of seclusion without isolation.
I can’t really spell out the potential opportunity. It is not my place to do so. David Turner at Houlihan Lawrence is the person to speak to. But I will say this: if you wanted, say, only twenty acres – which, let’s face it, is enough for most people nowadays – I wonder what you could do with the other twenty-two acres, which incidentally front onto a public road. See what I mean? Has this nudged you yet? If you like potential then I think this is definitely worth a look. Give David a call – he will be happy to show you around and run through the numbers.