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Location: Grandview, New York
Another enchanting stone house overlooking the Hudson River in Rockland County, New York, is on the market in Grand View-on-Hudson. Known as Willow Knoll, the six-bedroom cobblestone Craftsman home was built circa 1891 by Joseph Ellicott, the inventor of the air brake and the first commodore of the Tappan Zee Yacht Club, and recently restored, in 2015.
The 4,624-square-foot property sits on 1.4 acres of what used to be an old sandstone quarry site and is surrounded by lush greenery and river views, which can be enjoyed on the extensive wraparound porch featuring a curved ceiling and stone archways.
Inside, original details abound, including exposed ceiling beams, a stone fireplace, large windows, Romanesque archways, and a curved alcove in the great room, as well as woodwork, stained-glass, hardwood floors, and a charming built-in breakfast nook.
A guest cottage with a wall of windows, and the backyard’s incredible backdrop of a cliff and stone wall carved into a remnant of the quarry—as well secret stone hideouts—complete this extraordinary property located at 99 River Road. There’s also access to an old rail trail connecting Nyack and Piermont to New Jersey. The home is offered at $1,775,000.