RYE, N.Y. -- A time of sustained economic growth and prosperity, it’s no wonder that “The Roaring ‘20s” saw a wealth of magnificently built homes. From charming Tudors to classic Colonials, residences built in the 1920s exude a genuine sense of character that is not to be missed.
Here are three outstanding homes, including one listed by Julia B. Fee Sotheby’s Realtor Fiona Dogan, all built with the strong foundation of their shared era, that have been meticulously renovated to meet the demands of today, while staying true to the exquisite qualities of their time.
Dogan’s listing at 6 Overdale Road in Rye, located in the highly sought after coastal community of Greenhaven, boasts traditional 1920s Tudor details, combined with a renovated contemporary interior. Listed at $2,775,000, the enchanting 1929 home contains a two-story addition, which includes a new, oversized walk-in master closet, second floor balcony and an in-home office.
"As an added bonus, the home comes with deeded Greenhaven Beach/Mooring rights and is an easy walk to Rye golf and pool and the prestigious Rye Neck Schools," Dogan said.
While numerous original details such as its beamed ceilings, diamond-pane windows, slate roof with a beautiful gabled roofline and interior moldings remain, the residence also offers the convenience of an open floor plan with a kitchen and family room combination that caters to modern demand.
This gem feels brand new and is in pristine move-in condition. Existing furniture is also available with the sale of the home, and is to be purchased separately. More information is available at: http://www.6overdaleroad.com/.
The second property, located at 17 Shagbark Road in the private waterfront community of Wilson Point in Norwalk, is another truly magnificent home. Wilson Point is a peninsula of about 150 coastal acres, bordered on the east by the Long Island Sound and on the west by Wilson Cove. There are over 80 houses in the area ranging in age and size from an original farmhouse built in 1749 to recently constructed, larger properties. The neighborhood is also home to The Norwalk Yacht Club.
The 1920s Tudor, which is listed with Darien agent Bruce Baker at $1,989,000, has since been updated, making sure to stay true to its historic integrity. One aspect of this home that is especially interesting is its great room, which was once an artist’s studio. The room maintains various original features including 22-foot, vaulted ceilings, wide-planked wood floors, a large fieldstone fireplace and French doors that lead out to a back stone patio.
Yet another updated 1920s home resides on 1.38 acres of park-like grounds in the exclusive Hillandale neighborhood of Rye Brook, N.Y., at 14 Beechwood Blvd.
Listed by Melissa Kaminsky for $2,075,000, the classic Colonial residence, which was completely renovated in 2008, epitomizes fine suburban living. This freshly expanded, six-bedroom, five and a half-bath home, including stunning hardwood floors, an updated, state-of-the-art eat-in kitchen, three fireplaces and vaulted ceilings.