I'm Loving This Gothic Revival Masterpiece on Over 4 Acres
by Lisa Levin
We’re just a little biased toward life in New York’s Hudson Valley, not just because Elizabeth, our founder, lives there! Just up the river from New York City, this is one of the prettiest places in America, and Lisa is ready to take you on a tour of the area’s most incredible old houses.
With wonderful views of the Hudson River, this Sneden’s Landing Gothic Revival masterpiece beckons (If you’re an old house lover that doesn’t know about Sneden’s Landing, Google it now!). Set on just over four acres, I’d just love to relax on that gorgeous wraparound veranda, soak up the river view and count all of the old oak trees. You’ve just got to love a property that boasts a great lawn—Just think of the hours you could spend enjoying croquet and lawn bowling!
The interior is exceptionally open and full of light—and just think of how warm and inviting eleven original fireplaces can make a home! Gorgeous inlay and parquet floors move you through these stunning rooms where superb updates abound. Located just about thirty miles north of New York City, wonderful Sneden’s Landing (a neighborhood within the hamlet of Palisades, New York) offers historic, quirky, country charm while still providing easy access to the bright lights of the “Big City.”
64 Ludlow Lane, Palisades, New York 10964
Asking price: $4,800,000
“Seven Oaks”, oldest estate property in Sneden’s Landing on the market for the first time in 38 years. Loved and cherished by current owners for its romantic style and bucolic setting. Seven Oaks is a 7,772 sqft Gothic Revival on 4.29 acres (subdivided into 2 lots) in a private setting, with beautiful gardens, large in ground pool and two original outbuildings. Its architectural distinction intrigues the viewer and relaxes the mind from the hum-drum and burden of the ordinary. Seven Oaks was built in 1862 and is situated on the crest of a great lawn accompanied by several old oak trees and towers over the landscape. It is defined by a steeply pitched cross gable slate roof with large decorative dormers, huge wrap around veranda and three story bay window on its east side. Interior features include huge oversized landings on all three levels, tall ceilings, decorative moldings and panel doors, oversized windows, 11 fireplaces, a sun porch and much more. Peaks of the Hudson River from the upper floors. Step back into time as a respite to the 21st century and only 25 minutes to New York City.
View the full listing at Ellis Sotheby’s International Realty
AUTHOR LISA LEVIN
Lisa lives in Montebello, New York, located in the Lower Hudson Valley just north of New York City, where she chairs the village’s Historic Preservation Commission. She earned a BA in History from Middlebury College, an MBA from Emory University and a MA in Historic Preservation from the Savannah College of Art and Design. Schooled in the art of historic plaque reading from an early age, she enjoys a healthy obsession with exploring historic houses and destinations.