Historic upstate charmer once owned by Vivien Leigh and Laurence Olivier asks $5.5M

Posted On Mon, September 19, 2016 By

Posted On Mon, September 19, 2016 By In Cool Listings, Historic Homes, Upstate

After filming “Gone with the Wind,” Vivien Leigh lived with husband Laurence Olivier in this charming Greek Revival home in Palisades, New York, and the Post reports that it’s now on the market for $4.45 million. Built in the 1820s, it’s known as the Captain John House and is located in the upscale hamlet of Snedens Landing, which the couple must really have loved since they also lived in another home here that called Orson Welles and John Steinbeck residents, too.

20 Washington Spring Road-27

20 Washington Spring Road-1

20 Washington Spring Road-2

The 5,000-square-foot, five-bedroom home at 20 Washington Spring Road is in the town’s former boatyard/ferry district. The quaint exterior has lovely decorative balustrades on its two levels of porches and stairs.

20 Washington Spring Road-8

20 Washington Spring Road-9

20 Washington Spring Road-10

20 Washington Spring Road-11

Inside, historic details include six working fireplaces, white-washed stone walls, hand-hewn beams, and panel doors.

20 Washington Spring Road-4

20 Washington Spring Road-6

The living room also has a gas-fired wood stove and concealed wet bar.

20 Washington Spring Road-19

20 Washington Spring Road-23

20 Washington Spring Road-20

20 Washington Spring Road-22

The yard is perhaps the most magical with a pool that overlooks the George Washington Spring, an old brick smokehouse, a gazebo with river views and a sandstone fireplace, brick paths, and a secret garden with stone bench.

 

20 Washington Spring Road-12

Snedens Landing has quite the celebrity cache. Both actresses Hayden Panettiere and Angelina Jolie grew up here, and, in addition to the aforementioned roster that resided at Leigh and Olivier’s other home, past and presents residents include Mikhail Baryshnikov, Al Pacino, Lorraine Bracco, Bill Murray, and Uma Thurman and Ethan Hawke.

[Via NYP]

[Listing: 20 Washington Spring Road by Richard Ellis of Ellis Sotheby’s International Realty]

RELATED:

Images courtesy of Ellis Sotheby’s International Realty

Tags : , , ,

MOST RECENT ARTICLES

  • Steven Gambrel turned a Park Avenue apartment into a sophisticated playground for pastel colors

    Steven Gambrel turned a Park Avenue apartment into a sophisticated playground for pastel colors

    When one thinks of a sprawling Park Avenue apartment, what comes to mind is typically muted colors, clean lines, and ...
  • Weekly highlights: Top picks from the 6sqft staff

    Weekly highlights: Top picks from the 6sqft staff

    Jason Biggs and Jenny Mollen list uber-stylish Tribeca loft for $3M Jeanne Gang reveals sparkly new renderings of High Line-hugging ...
  • Plans for SHoP’s 10-story wooden condo tower squashed

    Plans for SHoP’s 10-story wooden condo tower squashed

    SHoP’s proposed wooden tower has gotten the axe, reports The Real Deal. The wood high-rise which was slated to rise along 18th ...
  • RAH:DESIGN employed modern home-building techniques to design this cool dog house

    RAH:DESIGN employed modern home-building techniques to design this cool dog house

    While there are many doggie-abodes on the market, the designers at RAH:DESIGN found themselves struggling to find something that fit with ...
  • J.P. Morgan’s 120-year-old ‘Great Camp Uncas’ in the Adirondack wilderness reduced to $2.7M

    J.P. Morgan’s 120-year-old ‘Great Camp Uncas’ in the Adirondack wilderness reduced to $2.7M

    A standout even among the region’s Great Camps, the secluded Camp Uncas was built in 1895 by Brooklynite William West ...
  • FREE RENT: A roundup of NYC’s latest rental concessions

    FREE RENT: A roundup of NYC’s latest rental concessions

    FiDi’s 180 Water Street Announces March Opening; Now Leasing No Fee Rentals + One Month Free [link] Renovated Apartments at ...
  • A slew of new residential developments are headed for the Rockaways

    A slew of new residential developments are headed for the Rockaways

    February is too frigid to fantasize about the Rockaways’ wide white-sand beaches, but the playground peninsula is hot for a different ...
  • Every NY Times front page since 1852 in under a minute; Brooklyn’s evil eye mecca

    Every NY Times front page since 1852 in under a minute; Brooklyn’s evil eye mecca

    Disney Research created a new technology that can wirelessly power an entire room and charge devices. [Travel + Leisure] Ellen DeGeneres ...
  • Glamorous modern condo inside a historic Bed-Stuy townhouse asks $855K

    Glamorous modern condo inside a historic Bed-Stuy townhouse asks $855K

    Talk about an apartment with good bones. This modern condo was carved from the historic four-story townhouse at 347 Gates ...
  • The Urban Lens: Will Ellis explores the relics and ruins of Staten Island’s remote edges

    The Urban Lens: Will Ellis explores the relics and ruins of Staten Island’s remote edges

    6sqft’s ongoing series The Urban Lens invites photographers to share work exploring a theme or a place within New York City. ...
  • Ivanka Trump’s Park Avenue starter pad, still without a buyer, gets a rental price chop to $13K a month

    Ivanka Trump’s Park Avenue starter pad, still without a buyer, gets a rental price chop to $13K a month

    As 6sqft previously reported, Ms. Trump and husband Jared Kushner, now senior adviser to President Donald Trump, first listed their apartment ...
  • South Harlem community board wants brokers to stop calling it ‘SoHa’

    South Harlem community board wants brokers to stop calling it ‘SoHa’

    Harlem’s gentrification and increasing real estate prices aren’t news at this point, but a local community board thinks certain real ...

SIGN UP FOR OUR NEWSLETTERS

Thank you, your sign-up request was successful!
This email address is already subscribed, thank you!
Please provide a valid email address.
Please complete the CAPTCHA.
Oops. Something went wrong. Please try again later.