In case you’ve all the time dreamed of residing in a fairy-tale fortress, and aren’t afraid of some pleasant ghosts, then now we have simply the house for you.
Priced at $1,649,000 (reflecting a $100,000 low cost from when it got here available on the market in November) and situated on a personal, 2-acre lot within the Westchester County village of Irvington, NY, this five-bedroom, 3,500-square-foot fortress comes with a one-of-a-kind story that begins within the Roaring ’20s.
In 1929, a person named Joseph Eager and his spouse arrived in New York state and determined to construct their very personal Cinderella-style fortress.
Not lengthy after its completion, the property, dubbed Villa Eager, was bought to at least one Lloyd Stratton, then president of the Related Press information service, who’s mentioned to have spent many hours clacking away on his typewriter within the outdated oak library.
The Sixties welcomed yet one more new proprietor: famend Broadway producer Robert Wright.
Whereas he was in Hollywood engaged on “The Carol Burnett Present,” Wright rented out the spacious property to the well-known stage couple Shirley Jones and Jack Cassidy.
Jones and Cassidy spent six months within the residence with their three boys (together with then 10-year-old Shaun Cassidy), whereas performing within the Broadway present “Maggie Flynn.” Throughout this time, they grew to become satisfied the fortress was haunted.
Creepy or simply creaky?
Though nothing actually sinister ever occurred (a minimum of that we know of), Jones acknowledged in a 1968 interview with the New York Instances that the household would usually hear “humorous noises all evening lengthy,” together with doorways opening and shutting and “whooshing” sounds.
Whether or not you imagine in ghosts or not, the fortress undeniably has the look of a magical place the place something may occur.
From the outside courtyard to the stained-glass bedrooms within the towers, and even the finer particulars just like the superbly preserved fire mantel, classic fixtures, and Austrian crystal chandelier—it’s most actually a house for dreamers fascinated with a romantic life-style from years passed by.
The property additionally makes a nod to fashionable residing, with an workplace, fitness center, visitor quarters, storage, and pool on the woodsy grounds.
Regardless of the house’s non-public location, it’s something however remoted. It’s only a quick drive to downtown Irvington and a quick practice journey into the center of Manhattan.