seeking the peace of the suburbs
Briana Tortoso is ready to go to the suburbs.
\"This space is very close to us,\" she said . \".
\"It feels like a toy box.
It was easy for her to decide to resign;
Not to mention her husband Matthew.
\"If my second child was a boy, we would still be there . \"Tortoso said.
\"We will have bunk beds and we will call them a day. ” (
Their children, JohnCarlo and Mia, are now 5 and 3 years old, respectively. )Mrs.
Tortoso, 40, advertises the gaming network, he and Mr.
Tortoso, 40, who works in finance, started their search two years ago with a budget of $1 million or more.
They focused their attention on Westchester County as they were all working near the central station so they could find the house within an hour of the train commute in Midtown.
They want a house with a big yard on a small road. de-
Their children can easily cross the street to meet their friends, and they avoid towns without school buses.
But they found nothing right.
Sometimes they don\'t like the layout or the house is too big.
Many of the houses they have seen have not been updated for decades and will cost $100,000 or $200,000 for renovations, which worries them. The home-
Sir, the purchase process
It feels like a music Chair game, says Tortoso: at any given moment, you have to pick from whatever is available.
The couple found themselves interested in the newly developed House, although not many were available.
They like 11-
ZappiCo real estate development is building a housing segment with most buyers being young parents like them.
Buy it there, sir.
Tortoso said, \"it\'s like moving into a new class,\" and the kids will build-in friends. But the cul-de-
They found $1 there.
They like 4 million houses and high-
The voltage of the power line, and the turtle\'s concern about potential health risks;
In addition, ConEd conducts regular inspections by helicopter, pruning trees, and they worry about noise.
In the nearby Briarcliff Manor, they love a home on the other dead Road Butternut Road. de-sac. A $1.
2 million of the house, it has been completely renovated by the contractor, but is not configured to their liking.
Then they heard something interesting from their agent, Hillary Landway of hollyhan Lawrence, who found her in the suburban jungle, and the service helped to bring home buyers
There is a lot of construction in Pocantico Hill, Madam
Lando told them.
But unfortunately, \"it\'s a doubleyellow-Yes, madam.
Tortoso said, not a dead end. de-sac.
Suspected, the turtles drove over on a rainy weekend night and found that they liked the location next to the park.
This contract is an agreement for the house they are already familiar with built by ZappiCo.
Advantages of buying new custom products
Jim Zappi, owner of ZappiCo, said the houses built included the choice of \"more efficient appliances, heating and cooling \".
\"They have better insulation performance, so they have lower cost of ownership.
Tortosos signed for $1.
12 million, two. story, 3,000-square-
Foot house with four bedrooms and four bathrooms.
But the project is more complicated than they thought.
\"Every decision you make
From knob to hinge to table top
When you find a house that has been built, you don\'t necessarily think of things like where you put the windows and how many windows you want, \"MadamTortoso said.
\"You always upgrade,\" she added . \" She pointed out that they ended up choosing nine --
More than eight foot ceilings
Compared with the standard hollow door, the sound insulation effect of the foot and solid wooden door is better.
Construction took a year, twice as long as the original time.
The family came here last spring after selling their Yorkville company. About $1. 43 million. Then Mr. and Mrs.
Tortoso started working on landscaping, which was also more complex than they expected.
Now, however, they have settled in supermarkets in the suburbs, with wide aisles and spacious shopping carts.
Still, there is trade. offs.
\"You can\'t come over for a slice of pizza,\" said Mr. Tortoso said.
\"No matter what you have at home, dinner is what you eat. ”Mrs.
Tortoso\'s main regret for their new home, she said, is that there is no pocket door in the bathroom that connects the children\'s bedroom.
The doors swing inward, and when both are open, they are almost in contact. As for Mr.
Tortoso, he regrets that their new community is actually \"not a community --
There won\'t be a block party.
But in the evening they heard the sound of the cricket, not the big enough whistle.
These toys are basically limited to the playroom in the basement.
\"I can go into a private room and call the staff instead of having the kids everywhere on me,\" Mr. Tortoso said.
\"I used to go to the hallway or the roof.