One of the aspects of aging that most people are eventually forced to concede to is the fact that ascending stairs becomes more of an ambulatory concern. One solution many homeowners have cottoned to is simply situating the master bedroom on the first floor, thereby eliminating the need to go to another floor on a daily (or nightly) basis. The following are a number of homes that have this as a crucial architectural design element to great effect.
76 First St. (1951)
Farm ranch sold on 6/6 for $1,650,000. 5 bedrooms/3 full baths/1 half bath/Taxes $25,617. Amenities include a recreation room, a basement and second-floor laundry, a gourmet eat-in kitchen, a great room, central air conditioning and a first-floor master suite.
11 Rockaway Ave. (1996)
Colonial sold on 3/15 for $1,350,000. 4 bedrooms/2 full baths/1 half bath/Taxes $30,330. House includes a grand foyer with a bridal staircase, a walk-up attic, an eat-in kitchen, high ceilings and a first-floor bedroom.
135 Hayes St. (1955)
Expanded ranch sold on 4/1 for $810,000. 3 bedrooms/3 full baths/Taxes $14,324. Includes an unfinished basement with a furnace and storage, a living room with a fireplace, formal dining room, a brick patio, a den and a first-floor master suite.
82 Kilburn Rd. (1948)
Cape sold on 6/1 for $780,000. 3 bedrooms/2 full baths/Taxes $12,188. Comes with a rec room, storage, an attic, a formal living room with a fireplace, an eat-in kitchen and a first-floor master bedroom and full bath.
Homes shown here represent closed sales, sold by a variety of agencies and selected for their interest to readers by the Garden City Life editor. Except where noted, data and photos are provided courtesy of Multiple Listing Service of Long Island, Inc.