Home isn't really a place but how you feel when you're there...your heart is happy and content just being there. 51 Central Drive is that kind of home. You feel the warmth and sense of welcome the moment you walk in. Having been the backdrop for holiday gatherings, family celebrations and fun times for so many years, the good vibes are almost tangible.Everything about this house is beautiful...from its picture perfect ornamental half-timbered exterior with stone arched doorways to the hand-stuccoed interior with French doors and gleaming oak floors to the lush level landscaped property. Not only have the current owners retained this 1929 Tudor's distinctive character, they have enhanced it with custom radiator covers, wood replacement windows that replicate the originals, updated kitchen and baths while keeping the period feeling of the house. Other improvements include 30-year roof, new stone work and exterior lighting, 200-amp electric service, 3-zone heating and more. Absolutely pristine condition!Unlike most Tudors that can be a bit dark, this one is filled with natural light and windows galore. The center stair hall flows into both the living room on one side and the dining room on the other. The living room features a fireplace with tempered glass doors, granite surround and hearth and custom mantelpiece. French doors lead into the sunroom providing a light open space but offering privacy as well. The dining room is spacious and the renovated kitchen is much larger than most older homes with plenty of space for casual dining. Oak cabinetry, granite countertops and backsplash, Viking stainless steel gas range and hood, Miele dishwasher, and side-by-side refrigerator. A darling powder room with a stained glass transom window completes the first floor.Upstairs, all three bedrooms are sunlit and generously proportioned. The master has its own bath with tiled shower and the hall bath has an oversized tub and granite-topped vanity. The attic is up a set of stairs from the second floor and offers a tremendous amount of easy-to-access storage space.There's also tons of storage space in the basement which also offers potential for finishing as a home office and playroom. A pantry closet, updated laundry area, and heated two-car garage provide added convenience to this house...it feels much bigger than it looks!Something else that also sets this house apart is its amazing backyard and deck. The deck overlooks approx 2500 sq ft of level grassy yard with privacy provided by mature landscaping...ideal for backyard games, activities, outdoor parties.This home is in the very desirable residential enclave of Chester Heights, Bronxville P.O., in the Tuckahoe/Cottle School District. Short walk to the neighborhood park (softball field, a basketball court and two playgrounds). Close to neighborhood shopping (delis, restaurants, nail salons and other local merchants) and very easy access to parkways (east to the shore or north to the mountains). If you commute into NYC, it's an 8-minute walk to the Beeline Bus that goes to the Bronxville Metro North Station (10-minute bus ride, 26-minute train ride to Grand Central). Homeowners in Chester Heights are eligible to join the Town of Eastchester Lake Isle Country Club offering golf, tennis, pools, dining and social events. Many different levels of membership are available.Call Jane for more information or to schedule a private showing.
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