This is a great house with a great location! The eat-in kitchen is very roomy and allowed everyone to hang out together while preparing meals. The family room had enough seating for 5-6 people and our 2 large dogs and their beds. In fact, we brought an XL dog crate and kept it assembled in the family room and we could still easily fit in to the room to watch tv or sit and chat (there were 4 adults and a toddler). I believe another reviewer mentioned that there are a lot of steps – true – and we found the stairs to the bedrooms pretty steep. Not a problem, but something to note if you have senior dogs or have to carry a toddler up to sleep every night! The views from the decks were gorgeous and we appreciated the deck off of the family room being screened in. Our dogs loved to sit out on both decks with us – it was very peaceful! One thing to note is that the block the house is in gets pretty dark at night, especially during the off-season (something to keep in mind if you are out late walking your dogs) but walking over to the 55th and west block worked well and it was a bit more lit up! We appreciated the grassy spots where 57th and 58th street dead-end on west (for the dog walks) and it is great how well people seem to clean up after their pets! We highly recommend this house and Claude and Emily were lovely to deal with and very responsive to any of our questions!