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New Rochelle in NY Times: “When a Small City Fits”

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Here’s what you will see in the Sunday New York Times Real Estate Section, a piece on the virtues of New Rochelle, which which one buyer said, “feels like the towns we grew up in.”

When Jordan and Jane VanLare decided to leave Manhattan three years ago, they looked throughout Westchester County and into Connecticut to find a grand old house they could restore and a community that had some of the qualities they loved about city living.

“We were primed and predisposed to New Rochelle because of its diversity, particularly in the public schools, and the arts and culture that go on here,” said Mr. VanLare, 34, a doctor and an associate partner at the consulting firm McKinsey & Company. He and Ms. VanLare, 33, a bankruptcy lawyer, bought a 12,000-square-foot Georgian colonial built in 1928 on two acres near Beechmont Lake for $2.25 million. The home has Beaux-Arts detail, a formal ballroom, a carriage house with two additional bedrooms and an Aeolian pipe organ with three keyboards.

“We would have bought the house without the organ, but the fact that it was there really sealed the deal,” said Mr. VanLare, who is having the instrument reconditioned. “We have the rolls, which came with the house.”

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