Private Wooded Retreat Minutes from Manhattan? Sign Us Up.

manhattanThis week’s historical shelter is a gorgeous contemporary home built in 1972 (so it’s a spring chicken compared to most we look at) — and bonus, it’s both on a lake and 28 minutes from Manhattan.

At $2.2 million, it’s not as inexpensive as some of the other historical homes we’ve showcased, but you really do get a lot of bang for your buck with this home on the 60-acre Larchmont Reservoir Nature Conservancy, parked with beautiful views of Sheldrake Lake.

The 3,846 square foot, five-bedroom, four-bath contemporary home in New Rochelle, New York, sits on almost an acre of land and includes a private dock and huge deck.

“The walls of glass offer incredible views from every room,” listing agent Birdie Stein of Houlihan Lawrence Larchmont said.

An open floor plan on the first floor has a living room with fireplace, a formal dining room, and a sleek dine-in kitchen.

And all of that opens to a large step-down family room with an additional fireplace and built-ins — and it all has a view of the extra large deck and lake beyond that.

“The second floor has a luxurious master suite with large bath, walk-in closet and private deck, four additional bedrooms, two hall baths and an office,” Stein added.

The property also includes a two-car garage, workshop, laundry room and storage area.

It’s “a unique opportunity to dwell in a totally private retreat just 28 minutes from Manhattan!” Stein said.

All of that makes this house the perfect second shelter in our book — the best of both worlds in a private, wooded home-away-from-home that is a quick commute to the fun of New York City.