Built in 1763 on what was originally a part of the Tappan patent and deeded to early American settlers in 1686 by King George, the Gerret Blauvelt House is a part of the very fabric of Rockland County and U.S. history. Built with local red Sandstone and American Chestnut hand-hewn beams with a roof overhang adding a uniquely American touch to the classic Dutch pre-Revolutionary war architecture.
The home has been thoughtfully renovated and restored over the years while remaining true to its architectural and historical roots. In fact, as most of the renovations were done to the rear of the home, the front remains virtually the same as it was 250+ years ago. The original home featured two rooms – a parlor room, now a living room and a tavern room, currently used as the formal dining room. What was the hayloft on the second floor is now three bedrooms and a full bath. A side entry was added as well as a bonus room with a separate entry and a full, Travertine Noce-tiled bath. This area would make a great a home office or au pair/guest suite.
In 2008, the home underwent its most substantial renovation adding a family room, a primary bedroom suite and updating the kitchen.
The stepdown family room features radiant heat, a cozy fireplace and floor to ceiling French doors opening onto the covered patio and pool. Of special note are the bump-out, barrel-backed display cabinets with neo-Gothic arched glass doors salvaged from an 18th century estate and Walnut Dutch door with bullseye glass panes.
The kitchen has toasty, radiant heated maple floors, Pietra de Cardoso sandstone countertops, a marble-topped center island with prep sink, top appliances and a reverse osmosis system. The original exterior wall remains and the feather and bead paneling offers consistency between the updated kitchen and the original dining room.
A haven unto itself, the primary bedroom offers radiant-heated maple floors, built-in wardrobe, window seats, a balcony overlooking the pool and lawn, a five-star bath with Thesos tile basketweave inlay, multi-head shower and a dressing room.
Other highlights of this extraordinary home include double glazed original windows, new electric, heated inground pool, a pool house with sink and changing room and beautiful grounds with flowering fruit trees and an herb/vegetable garden. All this and so very much more. Call now.
Updated on November 5, 2021 at 6:59 pm