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Orangetown Area Single Family Home


139 Washington Spring Road Palisades, NY 10964

6 Bed
7 Baths
8100 sqft
Circa 1784 Mann House, a historic homestead, reimagined in the early 21st century, and transformed to a distinctive, residential compound, that offers a great escape from urban living, as a full time or part time residence from NYC, which is only 25 min away. This turn-key property comprises almost 10,000sf of living/finished space, mixing the old world with new style & technology. Its 4 structures are geometrically placed on four quadrants that speak to each other, which encourages easy access and usage of the space. Originally the Mann House was set on 98 acres and today it's on 1.74 acres. It features a lush landscape, which camouflages it from its neighbors, with private gardens, winding pathways that meander the property, all hidden behind stone walls and a dense wall of greenery. The current owner has planted more than 300 trees since the early 2000s, mainly evergreens, fruit trees, carefully planted bamboo (to control growth), an abundance of shrubs (deciduous & evergreen) and old growth rhododendron are clustered on the property too. There is also a hidden pergola in the north-east corner, two antique mill stones transformed into tables hidden in the trees, a bamboo tunnel to walk thru, flower gardens - including about 1,000 daffodils that bloom each spring, stone walls, blue stone foot paths and a large vegetable/flower garden on the south end. The current owner's passion is nature & gardening, accordingly a 4-sided glass viewing shed was created in the garden, to immerse oneself in it. There is also an extraordinary rectangular shaped pool, 60ft long, with blue stone surround, at the center of the property, between the four structures. The property is in the heart of Snedens Landing, walking distance to the Hudson River, Snedens Landing (residents') tennis court/association, over 3,000 acres of parkland/hiking trails, the triangle - local place for neighborhood get-togethers/movies/fun, Palisades library & community center, The Market and NYC Transportation. The main house includes the Dutch Room, which is from the 18th century and features, wide board floors, all stone walls in its interior, a large stone fireplace and massive ceiling beams with wide board(s) ceilings. This space dramatically transitions to the modern wing, with offers elements of farmhouse style, mixed with the clean lines & open space of a contemporary. It features radiant heated large slab limestone floors on its first level, complimented by many windows & glass doors that bring sunshine in almost all day long. The open kitchen is the high end European company, Arclinea, appliances & cabinetry, with stone counters and opens to the living room with a fireplace & built-in bookshelf. A wall of glass leads out to the pergola, large outdoor kitchen and great lawn & pool, which is in the middle of the four structures. Its second floor features wide board white oak floors, throughout, an industrial like, metal handrail with a double stairwell and a variety of ceiling heights in its four uniquely shaped bedrooms; 2 ensuite and 2 share a bath. The very large primary suite offers a large deck overlooking the garden and pool, and a very large bath with long soaking tub & steam shower. Third floor is finished and lower level offers a game room with fireplace, gym, art room & bath. The cottage, is approximately 1,700sf and features 4 rooms & 1.5 baths. Its kitchen is completely modern, as are its baths. While the house is listed as a two family on some records, Orangetown will only permit family member or staff to utilize it; not the public.The guest cottage can also be a large pool house, or legally be rented out, as the property is a legal two-family home. The third structure/studio, is a 20' by 30' modern studio. The Mann House is located in the Snedens Landing Historic District. It was built during the revolutionary war. George Mann, its original owner, was a farmer who immigrated from W rttemberg, Germany and one of Snedens Landing early residents. All systems/mechanicals are state of the art. Nothing Compares.
Listing by: ONEKEY / Ellis Sotheby's Intl Realty