Just an hour north of Manhattan along the Hudson River in Irvington, New York sits Strawberry Hill Manor. The Gothic Revival mansion was built in 1850, and if its brooding gables and turrets and crumbling interiors weren’t spooky enough, there’s the fact that the original owner, John Thomas, was standing and admiring his new home when the pitchfork he was holding was struck by lightning, killing him. But if this haunted tale and the fact that the 13,000-square-foot residence is quite the fixer-upper don’t deter you, Curbed tells us that the Manor is for sale for $1,995,000.
The stone mansion boasts all the trimmings of the Gothic Revival-style–towers, gables, spires, arched mullioned windows, turrets, columns, finials, and balustrades. It also sits on 1.4 acres, has an attached garage, and is within walking distance to the quaint downtown.
Inside, there are 12-foot ceilings, 11 bedrooms, a drawing room, both a main and a children’s dining room, parlor, library, billiard room, and card room.
Strawberry Hill Manor was so named for the English writer, politician, and earl Horace Walpole, who massive 18th century Gothic villa outside London was called Strawberry Hill House.
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