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.
An exclusive enclave of Palisades, New York, Snedens Landing is filled with history and celebrities. It’s history of A-listers dates back to George Washington who reportedly used one of the houses in Snedens Landing as an office. Vivien Leigh lived with her husband Laurence Olivier in a charming Greek Revival home in the neighborhood. Orson Wells live in Snedens Landing for a time, as did John Steinbeck, Mikhail Baryshnikov, Al Pacino, Lorraine Bracco, Bill Murray, Uma Thurman and Ethan Hawke. Just to keep the list going, Hayden Panettiere and Angelina Jolie grew up there.
This two-bedroom, two-bath home with only 1,400 square feet on a .33 acre lot uses every square inch to its fullest. The painted stone walls are elegant and sturdy, evoking a time when homes were built to last.
The home has three wood-burning fireplaces, original wide board pine floors, beamed ceilings, shiplap walls, original panel doors with broad moldings, six over six windows, built-in bookshelves, double porches and views of the Hudson River.
The kitchen was redesigned and renovated by the current owners to maximize preparation and cooking space in the kitchen.
There is a terraced yard on two levels each with a lawn and stone patios with arbor on top resting against the rock cliffs of the Palisades.
The garage has a small studio above. All of this and it is just a short walk to the river and community tennis court and 25 minutes to New York City.
All photos courtesy of Sotheby’s