For $1.8 million, a ‘folk Victorian’-style Hudson Valley home once frequented by Golden Age celebrities


All photos courtesy of Jump Visual for Ellis Sotheby’s International Realty

Once a boarding house frequented by Golden Age celebrities, this 1867 colonial overlooking the Hudson River in Rockland County is on the market. Located at 91 river road in Grandview, the Limont House, with six bedrooms and five and a half bathrooms, is asking for $1,825,000. The property, which includes a separate pool house, sits on the site of a former sandstone quarry and leads to nature trails on the former Erie Rail.

“Limont House is one of the finest homes in Grandview,” Richard Ellis, broker and owner of Ellis Sotheby’s International Realty in Nyack, New York, said in a statement.

“This home offers a vibrant waterfront lifestyle with the river across the street and a variety of nearby marinas, as well as a village lifestyle, as it is only ‘minutes from downtown Nyack and Piermont, and the many restaurants, shops and parks they offer.’

The exterior of the house features an architectural style reminiscent of “Victorian folk”, defined by its two-level wraparound porch, Italianate trim and side mansard roof profile. Both porches are accessed through the home’s French doors and offer incredible views of the Hudson River, visible from nearly every room in the residence.

The house has a two-story, two-bedroom, two-bath pool house that can also be used as a guest house. It includes a wet bar and a heated gunite pool with a separate spa.

Guests are greeted by a classic stairwell and a grand foyer upon entering the home through two double arched doors. The home’s open dining room and large living room feature 10-foot ceilings, built-in bookshelves, and an antique jade fireplace mantel.

A large open kitchen features Miele, Sub-Zero and Wolf appliances with ample counter space, wine cellar and pantry spaces. One of the residence’s four wood-burning fireplaces is found in the kitchen.

The lower level of the house offers radiant heat throughout and a family room with an Empire style fireplace mantle. Other notable interior highlights include sandstone walls, a library, and a workshop. Exterior upgrades include new electrical and water lines, rebuilt stone walls, French drains and a new coral fence in the yard ideal for pets.

The house was once owned by Broadway producer Mary Frank, sister of actor Burgess Meredith. Other notable guests include Diamond Jim Brady and actress Lillian Russell, two of the many other high-profile guests who have visited Maison Limont.

[Listing details: 91 River Road by Richard Ellis for Sotheby’s International Realty]


All photos courtesy of Jump Visual for Ellis Sotheby’s International Realty

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