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Peaceful, Private Retreat with Sweeping River Views

195 S Highland Ave, Nyack, NY 10960, USA
$1,675,000

Description

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Peaceful, private retreat with sweeping river views transports you to a different place in time. The original home built in the legendary Clarktown Country Club, the first Ashram in America created by America’s first yogi, Pierre Bernard-The Great Oom. Since the 1920s, this gracious estate has been a zen-like haven to celebrities, heiresses and luminaries from around the world. The grounds are magnificent – 1.1 manicured acres with perennial gardens, multiple outdoor entertainment areas including a riverview terrace, great lawn and a heated black-bottom pool reminiscent of a pond in the woods. Inside is a work of art with every room offering a view of the river or nature. Period details, including archways, rich woodwork, stone walls, built-ins and original tilework, combine perfectly with modern amenities like an updated kitchen with top-tier appliances, professionally designed storage throughout and central a/c on the main level. Additional highlights include a gated entry leading to the circular driveway and ample parking, living room with cozy woodburning fireplace,  family room/formal dining room combination with a wall of windows overlooking the river, a first floor guest room (currently used as a home office) with full bath and a Vermont slate roof with copper gutters. Enjoy the rivertown lifestyle with great shops, cool restaurants and an abundance of recreational activities like hiking, biking and sailing.  All this and so very, very much more. Call Donna Cox now on 845-641-8613 for more information and to schedule a private viewing.

Features and Highlights 

Interior

*Bathrooms with original 1926 wall tiles

*New floor tiles in bathrooms

*Beautifully maintained original craftsman style woodwork

*Full-width family room/dining room combination in the enclosed porch area. Note the rare, Pecky Cypress ceiling and the wall of windows overlooking the river all the way to Hook Mountain, Westchester and the Village below

*Skylit den with Pecky Cypress celling opens onto the side terrace

*First floor bedroom (currently used as an office) with an ensuite bath

*Professionally-designed built-in storage on each level

*Large cedar closet in attic

*Creatively configured riverview walk-in closet/dressing room in the master. Glass pocket doors separate this area from the master while letting the river view and the light shine through (look behind and up to see where your pocketbooks go!)

*Kitchen designed by Maggie McManus with crushed granite counters, center island and built-in work desk (both custom-crafted using wood doors from the house) and china cabinet

*Appliances – Franke sinks, SubZero fridge and wine cooler, Wolf stove and hood, Thermador double ovens, Meile dishwasher

*Conveniently located upstairs laundry with Bosch stacking washer and dryer

*Lower level library with full bath

*Bank-quality safe used for storage and wine cellar

Property features

*Southeast orientation to maximize views, privacy and serenity

*Wrought iron entrance gates and fence

*Easy entrance to circular driveway and significant flat parking area

*Landscaping and perennial gardens designed to optimize each section of the property providing privacy and evergreen interest year round

*Heated, black-bottom pool reminiscent of a pond in the woods

*Landscape lighting around pool and terrace

*Irrigation system

*Deer fencing

Infrastructure

*New Vermont slate roof and over-sized copper gutters – 2001

*New water main

*Weil-McLain furnace – 2002

*Upgraded electrical service (200 amp), breaker panel and surge protection

*New wiring MBR and bath, kitchen and throughout house where needed

*Alarm system “Vector Security” (with phone app):  sensing for doors, motion, glass breaking, low heat and basement water level

*100% dry lower levels (basement and garages)

*Built using stones quarried from Clausland Mountain

Detail

  • Property ID
    253944
  • 4
    Bedrooms
  • 4.5
    Bathrooms
  • Square Footage
    3146 sqft
  • Lot Size
    1 acres
  • Tudor
    Style
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    Year Built
    1926

Updated on October 23, 2020 at 2:43 pm

Address

  • Address: 195 S Highland Ave, Nyack, NY 10960, USA
  • City: Nyack
  • State/county: New York
  • Zip/Postal Code: 10960
  • Country: United States

Contact Agent

Donna Cox
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