A Note from the Sellers:
To the next owner of 340 Newport Avenue,
After looking at dozens and dozens of homes, we were shown this home as an afterthought. Once I stepped out of the car, saw the unique cape-cod style, mature trees, fairy tale backyard and then… the railroad, my heart melted. Jason and I both come from railroad families. We were raised with the love and awe of the powerful majesty of the American Railroad. We were so excited to stand on the edge of the easement and see our first train go by.
Once inside the house, it is incredibly rare that you can hear the trains. All of the owners of 340 have taken great care to preserve the cozy story of this home. We know this because we receive Christmas cards from the family that owned this home during the 70’s and 80’s, they now live just a few streets over in Tuxedo Park (no one ever wants to leave this neighborhood!).
This neighborhood is magical. As we have taken our daily walks, greeting neighbors and meeting dogs, we have become connected in a very special way. The streets are filled with beautifully preserved examples of American architecture, many of them “Century Homes”. Everyone walks the neighborhood, making it an environmentally thinking community that wants to stay green and healthy.
We’ve put thousands of hours of sweat and joy into this home. I am going to miss snowy nights in front of the fireplace, the morning sounds of school-bound children and summer sunsets watching the trains while grilling. The amount of pride that comes from living in this special of a neighborhood won’t come from anywhere else.
We wish you all the joy that this house has given us, and more!