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Sculptor Alexander Calder's Hudson Valley Home Asks $1.7M

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Location: Croton-on-Hudson, N.Y.
Price: $1,695,000
The Skinny: A third-generation sculptor who gained fame as the inventor of the mobile, art legend Alexander Calder spent part of his career living and working in this stone compound with views to the Hudson River. Built in 1917 by Italian stonecutters for Elizabeth Farrington Stevenson, the estate was designed for maximum privacy, with the main house tucked behind towering rock walls. Today sited on 2.6 acres of an original 11-acre parcel, the Calder House maintains its stoutly impressive appearance on the exterior, but the 5,400 square feet of artless interiors need a thorough going over. The five-bedroom, three-bath spread was also once home to artists Kenyon Coxe and Jules Guer, as well as U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Philip Jessup.

· 134 Old Post Rd [Sotheby's International Realty]