Westchester | 32 Prospect Drive, Yonkers, N.Y.
A six-bedroom, three-and-a-half-bath, 3,608-square-foot house, built in 1896 and renovated, with period wood details, a wraparound front porch, an entry hall with built-in shelving under the staircase and a fireplace, formal living and dining rooms, a kitchen with center island seating, a backyard with a wood deck, a stone patio, a treehouse and a parking area, on 0.7 acres in the Park Hill section. Michelle Nead, 914-282-0618, and Michael Nead, 914-714-1971, William Raveis; raveis.com
Taxes: $15,770 a year
The house is in a private setting atop a hill and its rooms are bright with natural light. The kitchen and baths were recently renovated. The third-floor bedroom with a sitting area and full bath would suit an au pair or teenager.
Reaching the front door requires a long climb up a steep staircase. There is no central air-conditioning or garage. The deck and some windows need attention.
ESSEX | 67 CHESTNUT STREET, LIVINGSTON, N.J.
A sprawling five-bedroom, five-full-and-four-half-bath, 7,700-square-foot house built in 1970, with connected living and family rooms that have two-story ceilings, an updated kitchen, a large office, an indoor theater, a gym and finished basement, an in-ground saltwater pool, a deck, a slate patio and a detached three-car garage. on 0.86 acres. Athos Kyriakides, 646-549-9439, EXP Realty; nkreteam.com
Taxes: $39,661 a year
The cathedral ceilings throughout the main floor and in the primary bedroom give the house an airy feel, as do the many large windows and sliding doors that lead to the nicely landscaped and private grounds.
Several rooms have dark walls and floors that could be lightened up. A powder room with gilded and mirrored finishes needs updating.
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