“Van Buren House” – Tuxedo Park, NY (Off Market)

Near the top of prestigious Tower Hill Road in Tuxedo Park is the Bruce Price architected  Travis C. Van Buren house.  Originally constructed in 1886 by Price, it was then reworked by owner / architect Charles W. Clinton in 1907.  Clinton embellished on Bruce Price’s original shingle style design to expand the footprint and add stucco, half timbering and terracotta design elements.

Once known as the “most original house in America”, Bruce Price’s shingle style cottage was one of the 13 original cottages built in Tuxedo Park.

Today the home boasts over 6,400 sf including including 7 bedrooms with 6 full baths and 3 half baths.   The formal living room features tracework plaster ceilings and the

The dining room at Van Buren House

formal dining room has restored wood paneling. Both rooms maintain high ceilings and wood burning fireplaces, perfect for entertaining on a grand scale, year-round.   

The lake-facing outdoor terraces of the home offer ample room for outdoor living and entertaining.   There you’ll find long-distance views of shimmering Tuxedo Lake and the rolling Ramapo Mountains beyond.  Think sunsets!

Back terraces at Van Buren House overlook Tuxedo Lake.

This property is CURRENTLY OFF MARKET.

Long-distance views of Tuxedo Lake from the upper floors of the home.

Historic Cornwall NY Home “Knoll Shoal” (OFF MARKET)

“Knoll Shoal”, an historic Cornwall, NY mansion at 5 Trinity Place is for sale.  This home sits beautifully perched on a bluff overlooking 1.6 acres of gardens and backs up to Storm King Golf Course.

Once home to Major General Floyd L. Parksthe home was built in the mid-19th Century and expanded on in the early 20th century. The mansion boasts an abundance of period details and with over 6,000 square feet of living space, the

Aerial view of the “Knoll Shoal” mansion in Cornwall, NY

home maintains grand formal rooms including entry foyer, living room and formal dining room.  A large sun-filled, eat-in country kitchen and enclosed sun room round out the main level.  Six en-suite bedrooms are on the 2nd level and there is a bonus area of two rooms on the 3rd level of the “old-house”.    With an inground pool, terraces overlooking the bucolic grounds and a red barn adjacent to a babbling creek, this home checks all the boxes for luxurious living in New York’s lower Hudson Valley.   Listed at $719,000 the home presents authentic, historic country living at an accessible price-point.   And, at just over 1 hour from Manhattan, with train and bus access options nearby, how can one resist?

View recent coverage of the home in the Wall Street Journal Real Estate section where it won the reader polls for House of the Week, February 5-9, 2018.

historic mansion
The historic “Knoll Shoal” home at 5 Trinity Place in Cornwall, NY
Coffered ceilings welcome visitors to the main entry hall.
Dining Room at Hudson Valley Mansion
The elegant, formal dining room at “Knoll Shoal”.
country kitchen
The spacious eat-in country kitchen.
patio
The relaxing bluestone patio overlooks the grounds.

The full listing can be viewed on agent Jacob Matthews’ Sotheby’s International Realty Website. Contact Jacob Matthews regarding 5 Trinity Place in Cornwall, NY and other Lower Hudson Valley Real Estate.

This home is currently not listed for sale.

Classic Tuxedo Park Home: The “Horace Waldo Cottage” (RENTED)

THIS HOME HAS BEEN RENTED and is NOT ON THE MARKET

For the first time in over 40 years, the “Horace Waldo

Fanlight Detail above front door flanked by leaded glass.

Cottage” is on the market in Tuxedo Park, NY.  With 5 bedrooms and over 4,500 square feet of living space on 1.2 acres, this home offers generously sized formal living areas aside cozy family gather rooms.

A large chef’s kitchen, formal dining room and formal living

Spacious enclosed Sunporch is approximately 57′ x 9′ and is accessed from 3 core living areas.

room all abut a nearly 60′ long enclosed sunroom.  The floorplan is perfect.

In the early 1990’s the homeowner renovated the lower level of the home.  Radiant heat was added and terra cotta flooring greets you in the large family room,

Finished basement features radiant heat, terra cotta floors and wood burning stove.

billiards room and wine cellar.  A full bath and wood burning stove round out the beautiful amenities on this level.

Delightful original architectural details such as millwork fireplace surrounds and wood floors accent perfectly proportioned rooms.

160 Continental Road is a convenient location in Tuxedo Park.  It is walking distance to the Tuxedo Club, Wee-Wah beach Club and just a short bike ride to the hamlet of Tuxedo where train and bus access is just 1 hour to New York City.

Dining Room

Dining Room is perfectly proportioned for formal entertaining.