Take a trip down memory lane to the good old days when Betty and Don Draper were still married and living the upstate life. Their home, which was supposed to be in Ossining, is actually located at 90 Forest Avenue in the Forest Heights neighborhood of New Rochelle, and it’s on the market for $1.1 million, affording you the chance to make some (hopefully happier) memories in the original “Mad Men” residence.
The 3,544-square-foot, six-bedroom, center-hall Colonial was built in 1914 and offers original details like pocket doors, crown moldings, hardwood floors, nine-foot ceilings, and four fireplaces. It also has “black shutters and a fire engine-red front door, just waiting for a briefcase-toting Don Draper to park his Plymouth and come inside to greet his wife and kids, after a steamy rendezvous with his mistress,” writes lohud. Well, maybe we’ll scratch that last part.
The bucolic house stood in as the exterior of Don and Betty’s residence in the first episode of “Mad Men,” setting the stage for the dual suburban-city life led by Don. The reason creator Matthew Weiner decided to set the house in Ossining has to do with the writer John Cheever, according to the Times. Cheever was a huge inspiration to Weiner, who even named the Drapers’ street Bullet Point Road after one of his novels.
Situated on a quintessential suburban street that looks like something right out of “Leave It to Beaver,” the home features a two-car garage, spacious porches, a patio, and lots of green space set on .39 acres of property.
Inside, the decor looks nothing like the home of Betty and Don. Here, you’ll find bubblegum pink walls, lots of antiques, and Victorian-style furnishings.
The eat-in kitchen has been updated, but still features an historic brick wall and fireplace. It also offers another dining area, laundry, and a door to the yard.
The second floor holds the master bedroom, two additional bedrooms, and an office. On the third floor are three more bedrooms and another office.
Photos via Sotheby’s
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