Historic Home Sold – Rock Tavern, NY

I’m pleased to announce that the John Springstead Bull House in Rock Tavern, NY (Town of New Windsor) has been sold. A classic Orange County, NY “Bull House”, this magnificent mid-19th century hand-cut stone structure still has many period details intact. A wonderful example of the Lower Hudson Valley’s unique antique homes that are now so highly coveted. The home and accessory stable barn sits on just over 3 acres of verdant Orange County lands! In need of total restoration, and rehabilitation, the home is 4 BR | 3 BA | 4800 sf. Sold January 2021. Congratulations to the new owners who are professional designers / decorators and developers who will restore the home to its glory with an eye to it’s beauty and history. You can follow their ongoing restoration project over at @bullfarm1856 on Instagram. I represented the seller in the transaction and was honored to be a part of this. Both agents worked very hard and all parties pleased! For more information on Orange County, NY homes for sale, contact Jacob Matthews, Associate Broker at Ellis Sotheby’s International Realty.

Sold Estate Home – Cornwall-on-Hudson, NY

It was a strong finish to the year, right up to the second to last day of 2020 with the successful sale of Sengen House at 6 Sengen Lane in Cornwall on Hudson, NY. I was deeply honored and pleased to represent this amazing estate home and its owners, direct descendants of the 1st, only and original owners from the early 1900’s. The home boasts some of the very best long distance, sweeping scenic views in all of the Lower Hudson Valley and the listing was extensively covered in local, national and international media. On 19.9 mountaintop acres it features a massive 9 bedroom main estate home of approximately 9,000 sf, including the attached guest quarters. And it has a detached guest cottage offering 2 beds and 2 baths w/ garage and horse stables. A rare and unique opportunity. I represented the sellers in the transaction and the buyer was brought in by an NYC broker who really was great to work with on the other side of the table. Both seller and buyer are truly pleased for the next phases here and elsewhere!

“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.

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


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.