$1.25 million won’t just buy you this home at 100 Old Lake Street in West Harrison, New York, it’ll buy you a piece of history (h/t CIRCA). According to the listing, the oldest portion of this pre-Revolutionary War home is said to have been originally built in 1730 by Captain William Shelley and his brothers–they fought at Merritt Hill, the site of the Battle of White Plains, during the Revolutionary War. The house has since been expanded and modernized, although the building still has its original structural details.
The property is one acre and holds three properties: the 1,420-square-foot house, a barn with a custom workshop space, and a one-car garage.
The main house is a dormered, Federal-style structure–meaning you’re getting lots of cathedral ceilings. On the first floor, though, the ceilings are distinctive because of the original wood beams still intact. There’s also an incredibly cozy, rustic brick fireplace down here.
Areas like the kitchen and dining room feel more modern, as the owners have aimed to integrate newer amenities with the incredibly old structure.
Upstairs, there are two bedrooms (out of three total) and a sitting room. It’s here you’ll find those wonderful peaked ceilings, with even more wood detailing.
Out back there’s a custom stone patio, which is surrounded by the acre of land stone retaining walls. The listing calls it “a perfect escape from the cares of the busy world”–it’s an escape all the way back to 1730!
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Photos courtesy of Coldwell Banker
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Neighborhoods : West Harrison