Cape Cods are wonderfully functional: Usually sporting a main-level bedroom as well as upstairs options, they’re perfect for all facets of an owner’s life. Today, Upstater visits an updated three-bedroom Mahopac Cape that’s perfect for families.
The listing’s photos are a bit snow-covered, but the classic Cape lines are evident on the exterior. Just 1,224 square feet in size, the house is relatively petite but in great condition. White trim around the bay window, stairs, and door complements gray siding.
The entry has a roomy tile floor leading to the stairs. To the left is a living/dining area with original hardwood flooring. The house was built in 1935, but the finishes are modern.
A clever wooden shelving system visually separates the living room from the dining area.
The galley-style kitchen has white cabinets and appliances and a deep, aproned farmhouse sink.
White subway tile pops against light-blue walls that continue…
…into a family room with skylights in the ceiling. Sliders from here open to a back deck.
The first of three bedrooms has gray walls, a nice wood floor, and a closet. The ceiling is an interesting board-and-batten pattern.
And a built-in shelving system is perfect for collections.
This cheery yellow room has the same floor and ceiling.
A main-floor laundry off the kitchen saves steps during a necessary but often-tedious chore.
The first of two bathrooms has bubbly penny tile on the floor; a modern waterfall faucet pours into an under-mount sink on the marbled granite counter of a white vanity. White wainscoting brightens the cherry-red walls.
The third bedroom is upstairs. Angled walls follow the roofline; built-in cupboards and drawers offer excellent storage.
Cubbies cut into the lowest slope of the wall offer more storage—or “garages” for a full fleet of little kiddos’ toy cars.
The spa-like bath up here is bright and sunny. A subway-tiled tub/shower holds center court here amid white walls and fixtures.
The snow kind of hides the property, but it’s about a quarter-acre—with most of the open space on the side.
The deck is big enough for a patio set and grill in the non-snowy months.
This updated three-bedroom Mahopac Cape is part of the Lake Secor neighborhood; the lake offers boating, fishing, and swimming. The Taconic Parkway is a one-minute drive, and a bus stop is within walking distance. Conveniences and eateries on Secor Road are two minutes away: Enjoy drinks and brunch at The Brunch House.
If this cute Cape is calling your name, find out more about 142 Topland Road, Mahopac, from Magdalena Konkola with Houlihan Lawrence.