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Location: Briarcliff Manor, New York
The Skinny: A Greek Revival home with "breathtaking Hudson River views" and the claim to fame of being good enough for Denzel Washington's character in American Gangster (who bought it when he moved to the 'burbs) has come to market for nearly half its last asking price. Built in 1820, Ashridge was one of the original settlements of the Westchester Country village of Briarcliff Manor. The 8,230-square-foot home was "completely remodeled" in the 1920s by society architect Aymar Embury, and from the look of things, was also the recipient of a pretty recent renovation. Period details include doors and panels of English pine, chestnut floorboards, and original leaded glass windows. Now priced at $4.75M, it comes on 20 acres with a three-bedroom "antique Colonial farm house," a "caretaker's cottage" with a greenhouse, and a studio with a garage and two staff apartments.
· 508 Scarborough Rd [Zillow]