One of Yorktown's oldest homes is currently on the market for the first time since John and Judy Chessa purchased the house in 1986. It is listed for $475,000 with Elisa Bruno-Midili of Judy Johnson Real Estate, Inc.
The 4-bedroom, 2-bath home was built in 1740 and it stands on the corner of Route 202 and Route 132 (Old Yorktown Road) in Yorktown Heights.
The home features preserved original details, front and rear porches and a separate lower level entrance. The English-style garden home is located on almost one-acre property, which incorporates three additional structures along with the main house. A brook runs through the property, there are expansive lawns for family gatherings and a patio within the garden.
"The east side of the house is the site of an early 18th century tavern and inn," Bruno-Midili said. "Folklore has it that a tunnel existed between the house and the First Presbyterian Church across Route 132, used during the Revolutionary War for smuggling armaments and soldiers from the church when a raid on the church was anticipated. "
In 1988, the house received the Heritage Preservation Award from the Yorktown Historical Society and was the subject of many past articles from the Yorktown Herald, North County News and the Yorktown Observer.
"It is designated as a key historic site within the town," Bruno-Midili said.
The house also features rooms with original wide pine flooring and old bubble glass windows still intact. It is located near the Taconic State Parkway, Bee Line Bus stop, Downing Park, Franklin D. Roosevelt State Park and the town's tennis courts.
For more information call 914-230-0650.