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Historic riverfront mansion just outside NYC asks $5M

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Made for tea and cucumber sandwiches

Photos courtesy of Houlihan Lawrence

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Location: Irvington, New York

Price: $4,950,000

A modern McMansion doesn’t inspire us much here at Curbed, likely because a McMansion is a hodgepodge of architectural clichés mashed together in a sea of blandness. But historic mansions bring more to the table, steeped in a past of grandeur, elegance, and timeless style.

Take this sprawling eight-bedroom, ten-bath manor in Westchester County, about 25 miles north of Manhattan. It’s a mansion by any metric, with 11,653 square feet situated on 12 rolling acres of riverfront property. Built in 1929, the Georgian Revival building features a stately portico at the entrance, symmetrical wings of the home off of the center, and plenty of classically proportioned windows with shutters.

Inside, the house boasts a front to back living room with a French limestone fireplace, a two-story paneled library, and a loggia that opens onto a stone terrace overlooking the Hudson River. The master suite includes a classic drawing and dressing room, and the walk-out garden level features an indoor pool, gym, recreation room, and summer kitchen.

Throw in other amenities like tennis courts, a cabana, and a guest cottage, and you have the setting for elegant summer parties, high tea, and lazy afternoons sipping lemonade.

If that’s how you want to spend the upcoming summer, 2 Fargo Lane is on the market now for $4,950,000.