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About this Property
Gorgeous Italianate Villa with Hudson River views built in 1839 by renowned architect & stonecutter Thornton Niven as his own residence. Niven's use of masonry is evident throughout with the ochre stucco ext scored to resemble ashlar block, the exquisite marble checkerboard patterned front porch, the wide granite block stairs & foundation & the marble mantels that he carved himself! Over the years this use of stone has been continued with the paths and private semi-formal terraced gardens. Beautiful arched windows, hipped roof, Niven's trademark of perfectly proportioned rooms combined with clean horizontal Italianate lines together create this timeless architectural masterpiece. With all the comforts and necessities of modern living, the "Niven House" has undergone a total & sympathetic renovation: New electric, plumbing, roof, hvac, security system, double thermo windows, underfloor heat in master ensuite, Wolfe range, remote gate opener to private driveway etc. Prepare to fall in love! Please watch virtual tour.
- Size:3490 Sq Ft
- Type:Single Family Detached
Designed in 1839 by architect Thornton M. Niven, it sits on one of the most scenic stretches in a town noted for 19th century architectural greats.Read More