For $1.8M, a ‘Folk Victorian’ style Hudson Valley home once frequented by Gilded Age celebrities

Posted On Mon, February 28, 2022 By

Posted On Mon, February 28, 2022 By In Cool Listings, Upstate

All photos courtesy of Jump Visual for Ellis Sotheby’s International Realty

Once a boarding house frequented by celebrities of the Gilded Age, this 1867 colonial overlooking the Hudson River in Rockland County is on the market. Located at 91 River Road in Grandview, the Limont House, with six bedrooms and five-and-a-half-bathroom, is asking $1,825,000. The property, which includes a separate pool house, sits on the site of a former sandstone quarry and leads to nature trails on the former Erie Rail.

“Limont House is one of Grandview’s finest homes,” Richard Ellis, broker and owner of Ellis Sotheby’s International Realty in Nyack, New York, said in a statement.

“This home offers a vibrant waterfront lifestyle with the river across the street and a variety of marinas close by, as well as a village lifestyle, as it is only a few minutes from downtown Nyack and Piermont, and the many restaurants, shops and parks they offer.”

The house’s exterior features an architectural style reminiscent of “Folk Victorian,” defined by its double-tiered wraparound porch, Italianate trim, and side gambrel roof profile. The two porches are accessible via the house’s French doors and offer incredible views of the Hudson River, which can be viewed from nearly every room of the residence.

The home features a two-story, two-room, two-bath pool house which can also be used as a guest house. It includes a wet bar and heated gunite pool with a separate spa.

Guests are greeted by a classic stairwell and a large foyer upon entry to the house through two double-arched doors. The house’s open dining room and large living room feature 10-foot ceilings, built-in shelving, and an antique jade fireplace mantel.

A large, open kitchen features Miele, Sub-Zero, and Wolf appliances with expansive counter, wine cellar, and pantry spaces. One of the residence’s four wood-burning fireplaces can be found in the kitchen.

The house’s lower level offers radiant heat throughout and a family room with an Empire Style fireplace mantel. Other notable interior highlights include sandstone walls, a library, and a workshop. Exterior upgrades include new electrical and water lines, rebuilt stone walls, french drains, and a new coral fencing in the yard ideal for pets.

The home was at one point owned by Broadway producer Mary Frank, sister of actor Burgess Meredith. Other notable guests include Diamond Jim Brady and actress Lillian Russell, two of many other renowned guests who visited the Limont House.

[Listing details: 91 River Road by Richard Ellis for Sotheby’s International Realty]


All photos courtesy of Jump Visual for Ellis Sotheby’s International Realty

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