My Life as a Realtor ~
Today is Realtor Open House Day. Carolyn was so kind to set up all the homes we were going to view – along with a Pre-Revolutionary 1732 Homestead that was not on the Open House list, but we were very anxious to pre-view for potential clients. But first, before our fun afternoon, I went to the New Fairfield Post Office, then the New Fairfield Hardware store – Joe needed some caulking for repairs he’s doing to our front doors.
Carolyn driving near Quaker Road in NY bordering CT
Then, Carolyn – who graciously drove, Eva and I were off! Our 1st home was in Brewster ~ 85 North Brewster Road ~ CLICK ~ to view listing sheet ~ the listing agent had a delicious Apple Cake…
House # 2 was on the same block ~ 129 North Brewster Road ~ CLICK ~ to view listing sheet – House # 3 was located in Patterson ~ 25 Phillard Ct ~ CLICK ~ to view listing sheet
Beautiful chandelier in one of the homes we viewed
House #4 in Pawling ~ 43 Meeting House Road ~ CLICK ~ to view listing sheet. A gorgeous log cabin listed for $1,299,900 – not your typical log cabin!
Original Quaker Meeting House – on Meeting House Road in Pawling, NY
Circa 1732 – Rich in History with a secret room!
House #7 – Our absolute favorite! 148 Hurds Corners Road in Pawling, NY – a circa 1732 - Pre-Revolutionary Homestead – the Keeping Room which was once a tavern.
2 story Barn with Chicken coop
3 acres with a pond and stream
Wide Plank Floors
and the best part – up in the attic, hidden under floor boards was the secret room…
Secret room was said to be used to hide soldiers
Other features of this historic home, 3 staircases, 3 fireplaces and 2 wood burning stoves, beehive oven with cooking crane, beamed ceilings – perfect for the antique lover!
My Life as a Realtor ~
Yahoo – Realtor Open House Day! Went to the office - picked up 2 associates in my office ~ Century 21 VJF Realty - Carolyn and Eva.
But first – before the start of viewing homes - I had to FedEx checks to another Real Estate office for a client.
Then… we were off! Our first home was located in Hopewell Junction – an oversized Raised Ranch with a mother daughter set up – 14 Taconic Drive – Hopewell Junction, NY ~ CLICK ~ to View Listing Sheet. The listing agent – Susan – is a very good friend of mine and I wish her much luck with her new listing! Offered at $535,000.
View from the front door…
It was great seeing Susan again, then off to house #2 -263 Old Quaker Hill Road ~ Pawling, NY ~ CLICK ~ to View Listing Sheet. This home was awesome! A gracious 1880 Quaker Hill – Pawling, NY residence, once owned by a sister of renowned broadcaster and Quaker Hill resident Lowell Thomas. Offered at $2,500.00
Views from rear terrace of apple & peach orchard, gardens and access to a spectacular 90′ waterfall
After viewing this wonderful home from the basement to the attic – and having a tasty lunch – Eva, Carolyn and I were off down Quaker Hill which is on the edge of the Connecticut and New York border and is recognized for its History and beautiful views including horse farms…
With full tummy’s – we made our way to Patterson, NY to view another home – 42 Jordan Drive – Patterson, NY ~ CLICK ~ to View Listing Sheet - the listing agent is another Realtorfriend – Jeannine. This cozy home is cute as a button and has had many updates making it a move-in ready home. Offered at $189,000.
An interesting lawn ornament!
Last, but not least ~ another fantastic home in Brewster, NY - 34 Indian Wells Road - Brewster, NY ~ CLICK ~ to View Listing Sheet. This home had wonderful details and each room was decorated beautifully.
Then I was off, solo, to Southbury, CT – to meet with an appraisor for clients purchasing their first home. I arrived about an hour early – so, what do you think I did in the meantime…
Shaws in Southbury, CT
Yup, I went food shopping… again! It seems that everyday I need something – today it was water bottles and something for dinner. I ended up filling my cart – nothing new since I always take full advantage of items that are on sale.
This week for Realtor Open House Day, we viewed a piece of history! Originally built in 1760 and added onto throughout the 1800′s, this home in Carmel, NY has approximately 5,700 square feet, 4 fireplaces, ornate moldings and wide plank floors.
Please call for more info – cell: 203-648-2619
Here is a sneak peek -
If these walls could talk…
Carmel, NY is located in Putnam County – consisting of hamlets in Carmel, Mahopac and Mahopac Falls. Located just a few miles from the Westchester County border and approximately 55 miles from NYC, with access to I-84 and the Croton Falls and Southeast Train Station for commuting. The population of Carmel is approximately, just under, 35,000 and the residents are able to enjoy the rural charm of the village and Historical significance. Lake Gleneida – with a statue of Sybil Ludington, is located just across from the Putnam County Courthouse, a National Historic Landmark erected in 1814. There are also other lakes – Lake Carmel, ponds,reservoirs, parks, farms and horse stables – adding the picturesque scenery.
Some wonderful places to visit in Carmel -
- Centennial Golf Club - a 27 hole Championship course on 340 acres.
- Smalley’s Inn & Restaurant- built in 1883 and where they say several ghostly incidents have happened.
- Your choice of many restaurants from around the world!
- The Sedgewood Country Club – a private community with golf and tennis facilities.
- Putnam County Hospital
Carmel offers many Condo/Townhouse complexes – Hunter’s Glen, Sparrow Ridge, The Fairways, Misty Hills, Twin Brook Manor, Kings Grant, Vista on the Lake, Woodland Trail, Clearing in the Woods, the new Country Villas at Stoneleigh and for adult active communities - also new Stoneleigh Woods and The Retreat.
If your looking to purchase a home – or sell your home …. Feel free to contact me via cell or text: 203-648-2619 – or – e-mail me at: Diana.Santos@Century21.com – any day, any time!
For more information – Carmel, NY – Postcard History Series from Amazon.com
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Sherman, Connecticut - incorporated in 1802, is a quaint small town with an estimated population of 4,110. It is always a pleasure to show homes there.
Sherman has a lake community with homes, beach areas and docks on Candlewood Lake. The scenery also includes rolling mountain views and farmland along with it’s historic center of town. On Route 37 the popular American Pie sits – a delicious family restaurant that also has pies, breads, cakes – and meals to go that taste just like they’re homemade!
Call or e-mail for all available homes in Sherman… Won’t You Be My Neighbor?
Milltown Road in Southeast/Brewster, NY is my direct route to work and back home – as is for many Connecticut residents going into New York. It’s approximately 8 miles long, and about 6 of those miles are in New York – starting at Route 22 in Brewster and the remaining 2 miles are in Connecticut – ending at Route 39 in New Fairfield.
Historic Milltown is one of the earliest settlements in the town and contains many significant older homes that are in Southeast – which was founded in 1788.
There are other roads to take, but Milltown Road is the only road for me – especially with all the wonderful things there are along the way to view.
Sculpures by – David Boyajian -displayed on the lawn
WON’T YOU BE MY NEIGHBOR?
In Westchester County last Thursday, Carolyn – an associate Realtor in my office - and I saw some magnificent homes!
Our first home, currently on the market for $12,500,000 in BEDFORD - NY,was an 1927 Georgian Manor house built with original bricks from a 16th Century English Estate. With over 23 acres, a pool, barn, twin gate houses and a multi car garage – we were in awe while viewing every room, including the maids quarters, attic and we even dared to view the basement! All the while wondering – Oh! – If These Walls Could Talk.
We moved onto a lovely Country House in POUND RIDGE, NY. This home was built in 1958 and designed by Livingston Elder. With over 2 acres, a pool, fruit trees and overlooking the Ward Pound Ridge Preserve, making this home a private oasis. It is currently on the market for $1,395,000.
Last, but not least, we viewed another home in Pound Ridge, The Byron Stratton House - a Historical Pound Ridge Landmark. This Colonial, with over 6,000 square feet on over 6 acres, was originally buit in Connecticut, then brought over and rebuilt in it’s current position in 1934. With 6 working fireplaces, a library, conservatory, gymnasium, pool, gazebo and pond - this home is a true gem. It is currently listed for $3,999,900.
Another wonderful Realtor Open House Day. Carolyn and I made our way from East Fishkill, NY to Carmel, NY – leaving the best for last!
The Historic Fowler House, built in 1739, is a 5,410 square foot Farm House on 1.460 acres – holds 5 bedrooms, 2 full baths, 8 fireplaces and loads of history. Much of this homes original features still stand – from the trim work, windows, stagecoach mounting block and it’s very own ice house.
I wish I could go back in time! Visiting these historic homes through out up-state New York lets me feel like I am!
Own a piece of History! Call for more information on this home and many other historic homes.
Diana – Cell: 203-648-2619 ~ E-Mail: Diana.Santos@Century21.com
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