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Charming 1860 home near New York City asks $549K

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Located about an hour north of Manhattan in Westchester County

Photos courtesy of Houlihan Lawrence

If you’re on the hunt for affordable historic charm, check out this three-bedroom, two-bath gem about an hour north of Manhattan. Located on 1.5 acres in South Salem, Westchester County, the colonial style home is offered for the first time in over 30 years. It’s one of the original Bouton-Bird-Erikson homesteads owned by Henry Bird, a renowned entomologist, and his sons Roland and Junius, both pioneers in the fields of paleontology and archaeology.

The 2,323-square-foot house is listed on the National Register of Historic Places thanks to its 1860s heritage. A picture-perfect exterior includes charming shutters and a red door, while inside original details remain—think wide plank flooring, raised paneling, arched millwork, and wide moldings. Other amenities include a living room with fireplace, sunlight from plentiful windows, and a second floor with three bedrooms, and a sitting room.

The grounds feature historic stone walls, a terrace overlooking a pool, and a vintage barn that could be remodeled into a studio or pool house. Smitten with those wide plank floors? 66 Bouton Road is on the market for $549,000.

The home’s original wide plank flooring exudes warmth.
A fireplace in the living room adds coziness to the home.
Large windows let in plenty of light.
The kitchen is quaint and could easily be updated if needed.
Other period details include wide molding and trim.
Bedrooms are well-sized, especially given the home’s history.