By Michelle Cohen, Wed, November 2, 2022
All photos courtesy of Mike Nelson
This vintage Tudor home at 294 North Village Avenue in Rockville Centre, New York sits on three-quarters of an acre, where you’ll find an in-ground pool, a tennis court, an outdoor kitchen, and a three-car garage. At the front of the Long Island home is a decorative boxwood hedge maze in the style of a formal garden. Asking $2,725,000, this something-for-everyone estate has four bedrooms, a finished third floor, and bonus space in the basement.
Indoor and outdoor entertaining, this way
By Lucie Levine, Wed, October 26, 2022
Photo (cropped) by H.L.I.T via Flickr cc
Have you ever noticed a castle in the middle of the water about 50 miles north of New York City? That’s Bannerman Castle, a long-abandoned arsenal turned adventurer’s hotspot. Stationed on Pollepel Island, the early 20th-century structure sat as an abandoned ruin from the time it caught fire in 1969 until 1992 when a resident from nearby Beacon, NY started the Bannerman Castle Trust and subsequently stabilized the structure and opened the island its famous relic up for tours. Ahead, we uncover the sensational history of Bannerman Caste and fill you in on how you can visit.
Catch up on the Castle
By Devin Gannon, Wed, October 26, 2022
Photos courtesy of Arcus
A new development consisting of 12 ground-up homes in the hills of the Hudson Valley launched this week. Dubbed Fox Hollow, the countryside community is located in Germantown, a quiet town along the east bank of the Hudson River about two hours north of New York City. Fox Hollow offers two styles of houses to choose from, a mid-century modern home or a Scandinavian-inspired residence, along with the ability for customized add-ons, like a heated saltwater gunite pool, screened pavilion, outdoor kitchen, and more. Homes, which could include up to 15 acres of land, start at $1,895,000.
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By Devin Gannon, Tue, October 18, 2022
Photos courtesy of Dynamic Media Solutions
A historic 160-year-old home in a woodsy, waterfront Long Island village is for sale. Located at 381 West Neck Road in Lloyd Harbor, the Charles Homer Davis House, named after the New York City businessman who built it, was constructed in the 1860s in the Second Empire architectural style. Now asking $2,795,000, the remarkably intact clapboard-clad home rises two and a half stories and features a truncated tower, wrap-around porch, and mansard roof.
Get a closer look
By Devin Gannon, Fri, October 7, 2022
Photos courtesy of Ellis Sotheby’s International Realty
A well-preserved mid-century prefab home in New York designed by prolific architect Frank Lloyd Wright hit the market this week. Surrounded by woods in the Hudson Valley hamlet of Blauvelt, the “Socrates Zaferiou House” was designed by Wright in a variation of his trademark Usonian style. Asking $1,525,000, the single-family home features a flat roof, L-shaped open floor plan, asymmetrical forms, and large windows to bring the outside in.
More this way
By Devin Gannon, Wed, October 5, 2022
All photos courtesy of Brown Harris Stevens
In the rugged Fire Island Pines, a mid-century modern home designed by a famed architect is for sale. Asking $2,350,000, the four-bedroom residence was built in 1964 by Horace Gifford, who developed dozens of cedar-and-glass beach homes now synonymous with the area, and underwent a major renovation in 2010. An opportunity to build the ultimate retreat, the property’s separate, charming beach cottage is also for sale, listed at $975,000.
Tour both homes
By Michelle Cohen, Fri, September 16, 2022
Photo credit: Genevieve Garruppo Photography
When the current owner of this distinctive home at 443 Sail Walk in the wild, windswept Fire Island Pines first saw it, the house reminded him of the I.M. Pei-designed pyramid at the Louvre, transported to the Atlantic shore. As the New York Times recently recounted, real estate agent Glenn Rice toured the house while visiting a friend, and subsequently purchased the mid-century wonder in 2018 for $1.6 million. After furnishing it with his personal collection of items from the 1960s and ’70s–he’s also a mid-mod furniture dealer–and adding $400k in upgrades, Rice is selling the house for $6.5 million.
Find out more about this glass-topped beach retreat
By Aaron Ginsburg, Thu, September 15, 2022
Image courtesy of I LOVE NY
New York State has begun its colorful transformation into fall. The first signs of autumn can already be seen in the Adirondacks, with the rest of the state to soon follow suit. To help New Yorkers follow the cycle of foliage, the state released this week its annual Fall Foliage Report. The interactive map is updated weekly using observations and reports from a state-wide group of volunteers known as “leaf peepers,” as 6sqft previously reported.
Get ready to leaf-peep
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 Michelle Cohen, Tue, August 23, 2022
Photo credit: James Gagliardi / Brown Harris Stevens
The six-acre estate on the Greenwich, Connecticut, waterfront that was owned by former president Donald Trump and his late ex-wife Ivana in the 1980s is back on the market for $29.9 million, the Wall Street Journal reports. The home’s present owners, investment banker Robert Steinberg and his wife Suzanne, bought it for $15 million in 1998. The Georgian mansion at 21 Vista Drive, with sweeping views of Long Island Sound, has been on and off the market since 2009 when the Steinbergs listed it for $50 million; it was relisted for $54 million in 2014. As 6sqft previously reported, it has seen several price cuts since then, but no takers.
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