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A Tarrytown, NY, Victorian where you can gaze at the Hudson River, for $1.5 million

The house was built in 1892 and has an updated kitchen.

William Pitt and Julia B. Fee Sotheby's International Realty

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Tarrytown, New York, is a perfect spot to visit around Halloween. The holiday is a big deal, sort of a cottage industry for the area, which is next to the village of Sleepy Hollow. The cemetery in Sleepy Hollow, which hosts spooky tours and events, is the final resting place of author Washington Irving, who wrote the famed horror story, "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow." Irving himself lived in Tarrytown for some time.

Tarrytown residents and visitors can enjoy the village's antique shops, sidewalk cafes, parks, and Hudson River water activities. Tarrytown is also home to a number of beautiful estates, like the Lyndhurst Mansion and Sunnyside, Irving's former home. And there are many houses with traditional architecture, such as this six-bedroom, five-bath Victorian house at 131 Neperan Rd., now on the market for $1,500,000.

The three-floor house was built in 1892 and still retains many classic touches, including a front porch that overlooks the garden, and views from the back of the Hudson River.

The living room has beautiful oversized windows and what looks like a built-in mantle with shelves.

The dining room is outfitted with French doors, some lovely detailing on the ceiling, and a chandelier.

There's a cozy library with a fireplace.

The kitchen has been updated with stainless steel appliances.

There's a second, more casual dining area with views of the Hudson River.

Or you can eat outside.

There are some delightful period touches all over.

The master bedroom is a spacious 16 feet by 15 feet.

 But it's the massive master bath, with its full wall of windows, standalone tub, and dressing area, that takes the cake.

There are several more bedrooms on the second level.

There's also a room you could use as an additional living space, office, or bedroom.

And another bath.

There's an additional bed and bath on the third level.

The basement is heated, though it looks unfinished.

And there's a beautiful backyard.

Tarrytown is about a 50-minute ride from Grand Central on Metro-North's Hudson line, or a 37-minute ride if you catch an express train. The house is about an hour's drive from the city.