By Michelle Cohen, Wed, September 7, 2022
Photo credit: Andrea B. Swenson
The Dutch farmhouse-style home at 35 Washington Spring Road in Snedens Landing–known as Ding Dong House because of a large bell that once adorned its rooftop–was built by John Sneden, whose family founded the ferry that serves the surrounding town of Palisades. Since then it has also been the residence of celebrities from Aaron Copland to Uma Thurman and Ethan Hawke. Built in 1750 with an addition that dates from 1860, this historic home is a peerless part of the celebrity-approved Hudson Valley enclave’s history and has been updated with 21st-century infrastructure. It’s now on the market for $6,500,000.
Find out more about this iconic Hudson Valley home
By Aaron Ginsburg, Tue, March 15, 2022
All images courtesy of Andrea B. Swenson for Ellis Sotheby’s International Realty
In the upscale enclave of Snedens Landing, a 1930s stone house that was once home to world-renowned violinist Pinchas Zukerman is now available for $15,000/month. The fully-renovated four-bedroom, three-and-a-half bathroom home in Palisades, New York, which sits near George Washington’s blockhouse during the Revolutionary War, has a slate roof, free-form in-ground pool, and charming brick patio with trellis.
Take the tour
By Michelle Sinclair Colman, Mon, June 11, 2018
This beautiful 1854 stone and clapboard home once belonged to a Hudson River boat captain named Henry Dobbs. The home has charm and elegance from a bygone era. With a backyard where fairytales are inspired, the house has been painstakingly renovated throughout the years to maintain its historic integrity and beauty. Filled with original details, wood burning fireplaces, wide board floors, shiplap walls and more, the house at 63 Washington Spring Road, is asking $925,000.
Take a tour
By Michelle Cohen, Thu, January 4, 2018
George Washington image: Wikimedia Commons.
Located in the in the under-the-radar Rockland County celebrity enclave of Snedens Landing, this 18th century stone house, home of landscape designer and photographer Judy Tompkins for 60 years until she passed away at age 90 last May is rumored to have served as George Washington’s office when his men were guarding the ferry service from the cliffs of the Palisades. 6sqft previously noted the home’s rich history, beautiful interiors, and gorgeous perennial gardens created and tended by Tomkins, when the property hit the market last summer for $1.6 million. Now, the New York Post reports that the home has sold for its full asking price.
Check out the beautiful gardens
By Emily Nonko, Wed, August 16, 2017
This 18th century stone house, located in the upscale area of the Palisades known as Snedens Landing, was under the care of the landscape designer and photographer Judy Tompkins for some 60 years until she passed away at age 90 this May. But long before, it’s rumored the property served as George Washington’s office when his men were guarding the ferry service from the cliffs of the Palisades. With a rich history, beautiful interiors, and gorgeous perennial gardens tended to by Tomkins, it’s a special offering in a town right outside New York City. And it’s now asking $1.6 million.
Tour the gardens