Live like you’re on vacation all year long—and get there quickly—at this utterly charming country lake house, less than 50 miles from NYC. Historic meets modern at this sweet little house that dates to circa 1935. Though it’s been thoughtfully updated by its current owners, it maintains tons of charming period details, including hardwood floors, handsome millwork, exposed beams, and a beautiful wood-burning fireplace.

Two bedroom, one bathroom lake house | 1,400 square feet | Circa 1935, but updated by current owners | Sun room | Large patio | Fireplace | Walk to Lake Katonah | Asking $549,000

Listed by Ginnel Real Estate. Email or call (914) 234 – 9234 for showings. Also check out @ginnelrealestate on Instagram.

Enter the home up in one of its two entries, into the sunroom upstairs or its mudroom below, with a slate floor and handsome bead-board ceiling. On the main floor, plentiful light and an open floorpan makes this cozy home feel spacious. The great room is the heart of the house; flanked by an airy sunroom, anchored by the fireplace, and doors out to the private back yard. Also on this floor is the updated chef’s kitchen, which includes leathered granite countertop and high-end appliances.Upstairs, the sleeping area has two bedrooms and a shared bath.

For lovers of the outdoors, this sweet little country retreat is just a short walk to the lake for lazy afternoons on a tube or watching the sunset. Located on a quaint neighborhood street, it’s also close to the Bedford Audubon, a nature preserve with 300 acres of marked trails.

It’s located close to both Pound Ridge and Ridgefield, CT, in addition to the village of Katonah, and just a short drive away from tons of shopping and dining options–including the historic Scott’s Corners in Pound Ridge. This stretch is home to several shops and restaurants, including The Market, a family owned grocer and Blind Charlie’s cafe in business since 1952. For something a little fancier, check out the nearby Inn at Pound Ridge, a restaurant from Jean-Georges Vongerichten. Rest easy knowing you’ve got both your everyday and special occasion needs covered just minutes from this perfect lakehouse. When you need to (reluctantly) return to NYC, hop on the MetroNorth for an easy commute to Grand Central; it’s less than an hour and a half into the city.

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