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Location: Upper Nyack, New York
A completely renovated and restored Queen Anne Victorian has come on the market in Upper Nyack, New York. Completed in 1887, the magnificent asymmetric mansion, known as the Bennett-Deyrup house, was built for a John Bennett, then later became the home of Alvin Saunders Johnson, the founder of the New School. (His father was Jen Jenson Deyrup, whose name was changed to John Johnson by an immigration officer, hence the “Deyrup” in Bennett-Deyrup.)
Measuring over 7,000 square feet, the six-bedroom boasts six bathrooms, a parlor, sitting room, formal dining, a gorgeous updated kitchen, family room with a windowed dining nook, finished basement and theater, and expansive outdoor spaces.
But it’s the exquisitely preserved architectural elements that set the home apart. The blue-shingled and brick exterior features ornate wood trim, a front porch, rear balconies, a turret, belvederes, and windows galore, including stained glass and art glass windows, to name just a few details.
Inside, the home is characterized by seven fireplaces (three with original raised Victorian tiles, and another three with decorative stone mantels), embossed lincrusta ceilings and walls, intricate millwork and trim, and hardwood floors.
And because it’s located on nearly 1.5 acres right by the Hudson River, the views are stellar as well. They can be enjoyed from the expansive backyard, which features a pergola, pond, and three levels of grassy lawns. Located at 309 North Broadway, the property, which underwent a $3.5 million renovation ten years ago, is offered at $5.2 million. Have a look.