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 Aaron Ginsburg, Mon, August 8, 2022
Rendering of the new South Meadow, to be reclaimed from a former parking lot. ©Storm King Art Center
The Storm King Art Center in the Hudson Valley will undergo a $45 million revamp this fall to enhance the visitor experience and better serve its growing community, the 500-acre outdoor museum announced last week. As first reported by The Art Newspaper, the project includes a new welcome area, improved parking and accessibility, and a new facility to support grand-scale works. Construction will begin later this year and the redesign is expected to be completed in 2024.
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By Aaron Ginsburg, Tue, August 2, 2022
All images courtesy of Douglas Elliman
The only known Westchester house designed by famed American architect Wilson Eyre is for sale. Asking $2,225,000, the home at 573 North Broadway was modeled after country homes seen by Eyre during an 1895 trip to England. Built in 1910, the single-family brick home was nearly demolished in 2007, but a design-savvy couple bought the home and completed a restoration of the historic property.
By Michelle Cohen, Thu, July 28, 2022
Photo courtesy of Douglas Elliman
The house at 9 Meadow Lane that was once home to Yankee Hall-of-Famer Lou Gehrig is for sale, asking $1,459,000. 6sqft previously featured the tidy Colonial in 2016, when the home Gehrig purchased for his parents in 1927–and lived in for some time afterward–was being sold “as is” for a mere $399,999 in a short sale. The circa 1895 home, located roughly 14 miles north of Yankee Stadium, has come a long way since then, with a top-to-bottom renovation that highlights its unique character and location in the New Rochelle neighborhood of Residence Park, known for its gracious historic homes, just minutes from Glen Island Park and beach on Long Island Sound.
Take the tour
By Aaron Ginsburg, Thu, July 21, 2022
All images courtesy of Santiago Jehovy from Empire Optix
A sprawling estate tucked into the Catskill Mountains is for sale for the first time in nearly 200 years. Passed down in the same family since 1839, the Fishs Eddy compound currently includes two vacation rentals across 200 acres along the East Branch Delaware River. Asking $14,800,000, the property at 1650 Bodit Road includes four modern main buildings with the capacity to host up to 72 guests at once, surrounded by 1,000 acres of conservation land.
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By Devin Gannon, Thu, July 14, 2022
All photos courtesy of Sarah Elliott Photography
One of the most distinctive homes in the Hudson Valley is back on the market. Surrounded by nearly 46 acres with views of the Catskills, the “Sleeve House” is an ultra-contemporary home created as two long volumes, a smaller one “sleeved” into a larger one, which allows for separate public and private spaces. Designed by Adam Dayem’s Actual/Office Architects, the three-bedroom home sits on a sloped hill and is wrapped in charred wood of varying thickness, a nod to the rural area’s historic barns and agricultural buildings. 6sqft first wrote about this home when it was listed for $2,100,000 in 2017. Now it’s available again, this time for $2,275,000.
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By Michelle Cohen, Tue, June 28, 2022
Photo credit: Thomas Kates at HomeTourVision
For cottage lovers or anyone who dreams of escaping to a bucolic country life, this circa 1782 stone farmhouse on 49 acres in the Hudson Valley village of Warwick, NY could be a dream come true. Asking $875,000, 297 Bellvale Lakes Road includes a historic 2,887-square-foot farmhouse, a horse barn, a garage and a workshop. The verdant property offers field acreage that abuts Wickham Lake, plus wetlands, marshes, farm fields and creeks.
Explore the farmhouse and 49 acres
By Aaron Ginsburg, Thu, June 16, 2022
Photo courtesy of Getaway
Health and wellness hospitality company Getaway on Thursday announced a new amenity-packed lodging experience just two hours away from New York City. With Getaway Campgrounds, guests can reserve a private campsite complete with a pitched tent, bed linens, and modern bathrooms and amenities to ensure a relaxing and welcoming respite from the hectic city life. The full experience, complete with the tent and modern amenities, will cost you $119 per night. For those who would rather bring their own tent for a traditional camping experience, it’s $79 per night.
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By Devin Gannon, Wed, June 15, 2022
All photos courtesy of Compass
Mariano Rivera, a Hall of Fame pitcher not accustomed to losing, sold his Westchester home at a significant loss this month. The former New York Yankee bought the mansion for $5.7 million in 2006 and listed it for $3.995 million in 2020. As the Wall Street Journal reported, the nine-bedroom home in Rye closed last week for $3.783 million, a loss of roughly $1.9 million.