Location: Irvington, New York
An elaborate Gilded Age Victorian in the tony village of Irvington, NY, located about 25 miles north of Midtown Manhattan, has come on the market for the first time in 14 years, after a careful restoration by current owners. While it's no match for some of the most lavish mansions and estates of the era, it's no typical old house either. According to Realtor, the 8,000-square-foot house was built in 1875 for a daughter of Cyrus West Field, a businessman involved in founding the Atlantic Telegraph Company, which laid the first telegraph cable across the Atlantic Ocean in 1858.
Featuring a striking bay window turret over a veranda, the house opens up to grand spaces and great architectural details inside. The first floor contains an expansive entrance hall gallery, running along a parlor, library, and living room. Eight bedrooms are spread over the second and third floors, each of which has a sitting room by the bay windows. While the kitchen has been updated with a contemporary chef's kitchen, the features that have been preserved throughout the house include restored wood walls and trim, Tiffany style tiles and windows, brass hardware, and fireplaces.