Garrison NY

Cool Listings, Historic Homes, Upstate

Listing photos by David Coppola

In 1864, railroad magnate Samuel Sloan Sr. and his wife Margaret commissioned an estate in Garrison, New York to serve as their country home. Originally known as Oulagisket or Lisburne Grange, the 16-acre property consisted of an enormous main house plus beautiful gardens and vistas by renowned landscape architect Fletcher Steele. In fact, some garden “ruins” still exist, as does the iconic swimming pool grotto. Today, the estate consists of a grand, Greek-Revival facade, six bedrooms, an outdoor dining pavilion, and a spa complete with a steam room, sauna, and saltwater hot tub (to name a few amenities). After undergoing a renovation in 2014 that designated the residence a Passive House, it’s now on the market for $11,250,000.

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Cool Listings, Upstate

Listing photos by Devin Groody

Spanish architect and industrial designer Paul Mayén is perhaps best known for working with Frank Lloyd Wright on the design for Fallingwater, as well as for his modernist furniture designs, many of which are in the permanent collection at MoMA. At WaterRun, a 14+ acre estate in Garrison, New York, all of Mayén’s expertise is on display. The 7,500-square-foot contemporary home employs Wright’s penchant for bringing the outdoors in, and it is full of lighting and built-in furniture personally designed by Mayén. But the home is most famous for its landscape, where you’ll find perennial gardens, pavilions, grottos, obelisks, ponds, winding streams, and even a cascading waterfall.

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Cool Listings, Historic Homes, Upstate

Listing photos courtesy of Houlihan Lawrence

First spotted by Brownstoner, one of the most unique and recognizable properties in the Hudson Valley has come to the market. The gilded-age landmark known as Castle Rock was built in 1881 in Garrison, New York as a summer home for William H. Osborn, president of the Illinois Central Railroad. Sitting atop the hill of the same name, the stone castle is 620 feet above the Hudson River, with incredible panoramic views. The 10,500-square-foot home is now asking $3,450,000, for sale for the first time in 45 years.

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Architecture, Green Design, Interiors, Upstate

Writer's Studio Barn, Hudson Design Architecture, Garrison NY

There’s something intriguing about living in a former garage…maybe it’s the lofty openness or the unexpected conversion. But whatever the case, the Writer’s Studio Barn by Hudson Design lives up to our enchantment.

Located in Garrison, New York, the iconic American barn was originally used as a garage with two horse stalls. The conversion was conceived as a tranquil retreat for a couple to find inspiration among the lush landscape and natural views. And the existing stick-frame structure offered a loft with the perfect space and orientation for a secluded studio. It’s now a rustic one-bedroom apartment with room for cars and storage.

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