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Cool Listings, Upstate

All images courtesy of Andrea B. Swenson for Ellis Sotheby’s International Realty

In the upscale enclave of Snedens Landing, a 1930s stone house that was once home to world-renowned violinist Pinchas Zukerman is now available for $15,000/month. The fully-renovated four-bedroom, three-and-a-half bathroom home in Palisades, New York, which sits near George Washington’s blockhouse during the Revolutionary War, has a slate roof, free-form in-ground pool, and charming brick patio with trellis.

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Celebrities, Cool Listings, Upstate

All photos by Andrea B. Swenson for Ellis Sotheby’s International Realty

An incredible home in the exclusive enclave of Snedens Landing that was once home to award-winning journalist and 60 Minutes correspondent Mike Wallace has hit the market for $3,995,000. Situated on nearly a full acre, the 5,000-square-foot home is made up of a carriage house built in 1880 and a modern addition completed in 2020. As the listing states, it has the largest pool in Snedens Landing, “where Laurence Olivier, Ava Gardner, and Kirk Douglas entertained when Mike Wallace owned the property.”

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Cool Listings, Upstate

All photos credit: Jump Visuals for Ellis Sotheby’s International Realty

A Palisades estate owned by the late artist Grace Knowlton is now on the market for $2.99 million. The property was transformed into a compound for artists by Knowlton, who was known for her spherical sculptures and lived at the site for nearly 50 years. Located in the secluded enclave of Snedens Landing, the four-acre estate includes a restored barn that serves as the main residence, a cottage, an industrial machine shop, and a pottery studio, all across the landscaped gardens.

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Celebrities, Recent Sales

Photo of Scarlett Johansson via Wikimedia

Actress Scarlett Johansson has closed on a property in Snedens Landing, a haven near the Palisades known for attracting celebrities. Dubbed the “Ivy House,” the Rockland County home at 40 Washington Spring Road sold for $4 million (h/t New York Post). The ivy-clad four-bedroom home was designed by Eric Gugler, an architect tapped in 1933 by President Franklin Delano Roosevelt to design the Oval Office in the White House. Boasting water views from every room, the stunning home overlooks the Hudson River and has a pool and adjacent cabana house.

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Celebrities, Cool Listings, Interiors, Upstate

63 Washington Spring Road

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.

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Historic Homes, Recent Sales, Upstate

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.

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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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