“Van Buren House” – Tuxedo Park, NY

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 elegant home is currently listed for sale by Jacob Matthews of Ellis Sotheby’s International Realty – listed at $2,250,000.  It is a must see if you are shopping for luxury real estate in Tuxedo Park.  Link to Van Buren House listing here 24 Tower Hill Road, Tuxedo Park, NY.

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

Alfred Loomis / Tuxedo Park PBS Documentary

Wall Street Tycoon and science enthusiast turned luminary Alfred Loomis and his secretive project in Tuxedo Park will be the subject of an upcoming documentary on PBS American Experience called The Secret of Tuxedo Park.   The premier is to air on PBS stations on January 16, 2018.   More information PBS.org American Experience, The Secret of Tuxedo Park.