George Washington image: Wikimedia Commons.
Located in the in the under-the-radar Rockland County celebrity enclave of Snedens Landing, this 18th century stone house, home of landscape designer and photographer Judy Tompkins for 60 years until she passed away at age 90 last May is rumored to have served as George Washington’s office when his men were guarding the ferry service from the cliffs of the Palisades. 6sqft previously noted the home’s rich history, beautiful interiors, and gorgeous perennial gardens created and tended by Tomkins, when the property hit the market last summer for $1.6 million. Now, the New York Post reports that the home has sold for its full asking price.
Judy’s 60-year-old perennial gardens surround the home and cover nearly acre of land. There are Hudson River views from the verdant lawns, and it’s all just outside New York City.
The house features terraces and a sun room. Outdoor space is a huge element of the home design, with a fluidity between the indoors and outdoors, aided by a 1930s home addition by the architect Rex Allen, who retained the antique charm of the old stone house while expanding it to 2,400 square feet.
According to the property’s listing, during Judy’s time here, “around her dining table she entertained some of the most influential artists of our time.”
Period details include wood beamed ceilings and three fireplaces.
There are also modern additions and unique modifications to the original architecture.
The home contains four bedrooms and two full baths. The listing calls this historic property “a reflection of a life well lived,” and we’d have to agree. To see more of the gardens and historic interiors, just check out the gallery below.
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Photos courtesy of Sotheby’s
Neighborhoods : Snedens Landing