$1.25 Million Homes in Maine, Texas and New York
A waterfront retreat on 76 acres in mid-coast Maine, a custom-designed home in Houston and an 1871 house by McKim Mead & White in Piermont.
Piermont, N.Y. | $1.275 Million
An 1871 house with four bedrooms, two bathrooms and Hudson River views, on a half-acre lot
Designed by McKim, Mead & White as a summer home for George Nelson Taylor, a piano company executive and the great-great-grandfather of the current owner, this four-story shingled house is five minutes on foot from the village center of Piermont. This Rockland County community is three miles south of the Mario M. Cuomo Bridge and 15 miles north of the George Washington Bridge. It is named for its mile-long pier (a popular strolling location, especially in pandemic times) and the Palisades cliffs that form its backdrop. The 687-acre Tallman Mountain State Park is a little more than a mile south of this residence.
Size: 2,900 square feet
Price per square foot: $440
Indoors: The main floor centers on a large foyer with a decorative tile fireplace and a staircase with a sinuous upper banister and a large Palladian window. Paneled pocket doors open to a dining room and a living room that both have hardwood floors with decorative inlay, graceful moldings and fireplaces. (The living room fireplace includes a functional wood-burning insert). The two rooms also connect to each other and to the lower level of a two-story sun porch that is not included in the square footage.
An eat-in kitchen is off the dining room, with two walls of custom cabinets. French doors open to a large backyard deck at one end. A laundry room and rear staircase are on the other side.
On the second floor, folding doors in two connected bedrooms open to a sun porch above the one on the main floor, creating a large suite. A third bedroom has a bay window. A fourth is a closet’s width away from the shared bathroom, which includes a wainscot, a vintage sink and a claw-foot tub with a shower head.
Two bonus windowed rooms with closets are on the third floor, along with a storage room. The lower level has its own exterior entrance and contains a 22-foot-long family room and a 12-by-9.5-foot office with walls that expose the stone-and-brick foundation. There is also a full bathroom and direct access to a two-car garage.
Outdoor space: The large elevated back porch has river views. The terraced grounds include an 18-by-38-foot lap pool that needs refurbishing and a Japanese maple that was planted at the time the house was built.
Contact: Diane T. Smith, Ellis Sotheby’s International Realty, 914-523-0004; ellissothebysrealty.com
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