Filed under: Estates
Today's estate in the town of Irvington, New York has a bit of history on its nearly 11 acres. The property contains a barn and carriage house, built in the 19th century, as well as the Odell Tavern, a stone farmhouse which became a tavern in 1746. This tavern, constructed of fieldstone, with walls that are four feet thick once hosted the "Convention of the Representatives of the State of New York" in April 1776 on their way out of New York City when the British occupied it. Wikipedia led me to a NY Times article that shows that in 1989, the Village of Irvington had the opportunity to buy this property for less than the $5.5 million it was offered for on the open market but did not. In 2006 the tavern was restored.
The main home is a 23-room Bedford Stone house built in l938. There's a lot of history in the house too. Many of the rooms have marble fireplaces and carved wooden details. This house was designed by Aymar Embry 2d, who also designed the George Washington Bridge. The home does have more modern touches such as the recently renovated kitchen but the lure here is the charm of living with history. It is listed at $8.8 million.
Gallery: Society Hill