snedens landing

Cool Listings, Historic Homes, Interiors, Upstate

Snedens Landing, Palisades real estate, Judy Tompkins, George Washington Palisades, 75 Washington Spring Road

This 18th century stone house, located in the upscale area of the Palisades known as Snedens Landing, was under the care of the landscape designer and photographer Judy Tompkins for some 60 years until she passed away at age 90 this May. But long before, it’s rumored the property served as George Washington’s office when his men were guarding the ferry service from the cliffs of the Palisades. With a rich history, beautiful interiors, and gorgeous perennial gardens tended to by Tomkins, it’s a special offering in a town right outside New York City. And it’s now asking $1.6 million.

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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.

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Celebrities, Cool Listings, Upstate

129 Washington Spring Road in Palisades, Hayden Panettiere's hometown

“Nashville” star Hayden Panettiere has been making headlines the last couple of weeks after publicly revealing she would be seeking professional help for postpartum depression, a condition she’s suffered from, and has spoken openly about, since the birth of her first child nearly one year ago. As the actress takes time to come back into her own, The Post sends some lighthearted news that harkens back to when the star was a wee one herself. The charming Palisades, NY abode (incidentally, not far from Angelina Jolie’s childhood home) where Panettiere spent her formative years is now selling for $1.75 million.

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Celebrities, Recent Sales, Upstate

55 Woods Road, Snedens Landing, Palisades NY, House in the Woods, Orson Welles, John Steinbeck

This Medieval Tudor-style cottage in Palisades, NY had a pretty impressive roster of residents in the 1940s, including Orson Welles (he lived here while working on “Citizen Kane”), John Steinbeck, Sir Laurence Olivier, and Vivian Leigh. Perhaps this celebrity cache is what helped the $2.25 million Hudson River-front home attract a buyer, as the Post reports today that it’s gone into contract.

Known as “House in the Woods,” the three-bedroom stone cottage sits on a bluff overlooking the river, encompassing 2.4 acres of land. It’s located in the upscale hamlet of Sneden Landing, where Angelina Jolie’s mid-century modern childhood home is currently for sale and other past and presents residents include Mikhail Baryshnikov, Al Pacino, Lorraine Bracco, Bill Murray, and Uma Thurman and Ethan Hawke. But name dropping aside, the 2,245-square-foot home is truly charming with open hearths, pitched beamed ceilings, original wood floors, and a stone back house.

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Architecture, Celebrities, Upstate

Angelina Jolie childhood home, 26 Woods Road in Palisades, celebrity homes, celebrity childhood homes

Yes, there’s A-list star cred here, but really, the pitched gabled roof is more than enough to convince us to take out a mortgage for this mid-century modern gem just 20 miles out of Manhattan. According to the WSJ, the Rockland Country home where Angelina Jolie spent her formative years has just hit the market for $2.049 million. Measuring a sprawling 4,088 square feet, it features three bedrooms, a dramatic pitched roof, exposed roof beams, and two very lush acres within the hamlet of Snedens Landing. Given that hubby Brad Pitt is quite the modern architecture enthusiast himself, could this not be a wonderful investment for the Jolie-Pitt brood?

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