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Living Large: A Hollywood Dahl’s House In Rockland County

SPARKILL, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — A gated estate just 30 minutes from Manhattan has been the private retreat of a Hollywood film star for the last three decades.

CBSN New York’s Natalie Duddridge recently got a look at this rare property for this week’s Living Large.

Nestled among the trees in the hamlet of Sparkill in Rockland County is what looks almost like a doll’s house. It sits on a sprawling nine acres.

Duddridge met with Richard Ellis of Sotheby’s International Realty for a tour, and to learn about this property’s famous owner.

“The house was built in 1859 and its a Second Empire Victorian-style home,” Ellis said.

As for that “doll’s house” reference, the owner of the last 30 years is a Dahl of sorts.

Continue reading on CBSN New York.

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