You Can Own One of George Washington’s Revolutionary War Headquarters
Built in 1740, this charming old home is one of the oldest houses in the town of New Castle.
Photos courtesy of Douglas Elliman Real Estate
Location: 1040 Hardscrabble Road, Chappaqua
Description: Built in 1740, this charming old home is one of the oldest houses in the town of New Castle and it still retains much of its original hand-hewn post-and-beam framing. It is said to have briefly served as one of George Washington’s headquarters while he was commander-in-chief of the Continental Army during the American Revolutionary War. In 1966, the Daughters of the American Revolution named the house “Washington’s Headquarters” and mounted a commemorative plaque at the house.
The 3,875-square-foot house has four bedrooms, three full bathrooms and one partial bathroom. It sits on a 1.06-acre lot.
Architectural and design details include hardwood floors throughout, Dutch doors, a quite large living room, French doors that open to a bluestone patio, wood-burning fireplaces, beamed ceilings. Outdoors, there is a basketball court along with a fully fenced and over-sized level grass yard with a babbling brook.
Asking price: $1,149,000, with estimated annual taxes of $27,511
Selling points: Fortunately the once-small farmhouse has been greatly expanded over the years and it’s loaded with charm and interesting architecture. It has also been thoughtfully renovated and modernized, with a new addition that has a breakfast area, mudroom, entertainment area/office, laundry and a separate heating and air-conditioning system. The kitchen features state-of-the-art stainless steel appliances.
Downside: Revolutionary War history buffs may be your new best friends.
See for yourself: An open house is scheduled for 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, June 3.
Listing agent: John Buckley, Douglas Elliman
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