3 Historic Homes That Will Wow You in Westchester

Photo courtesy of EXP Realty

Westchester County is bursting with historical settings and sights. These homes with a history are on the market and ready for the next chapter of their stories.

87 Alta Ave, Yonkers

9 BR, 6.2 BA | 6,000 sq. ft. | .85 acres | $20,217 estimated taxes

87 Alta Ave exterior historic homes
Photo courtesy of EXP Realty

Known as the historic “Castle of Park Hill,” this four-level Victorian is perfect for a regal escape in suburbia. The American Shingle-style home was built in 1892, as the residence of E.K. Martin, president of the American Real Estate company, which developed Park Hill. Featuring more than 31 rooms and magnificent views of the Hudson River and Manhattan skyline, it’s hard not to feel on top of the world, looking out one of the of the home’s two wraparound porches. Situated on a one-acre plot, the mansion sports a buildable lot behind the house and a four-car detached garage.

Listed by Bryan Dale, EXP Realty

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120 Scarborough Rd, Briarcliff Manor

6 BR, 4.2 BA; 6,000 sq. ft.; 2.75 acres; $46,153 estimated taxes

120 Scarborough Rd exterior historic homes
Photo by Mike Cinelli, Jump Visual

Built in 1900 by Walter Law, the founding father of Briarcliff, this Southern-style Colonial is full of features that keep it true to its time. Pocket doors, a porte-cochère, and even the original stove give the home a period feel, while modern amenities, such as central air conditioning and a full-house generator, usher it into the 21st century. A three-car garage takes care of your storage needs, for vehicles or otherwise. The pièces de résistance of the property are the perennial-rich gardens, previously owned by the Astor family, adorned with one of six known antique, granite Japanese Lanterns, which was gifted to Law in the early 20th century.

Listed by Heidi Henshaw, Corcoran Legends Realty

12 E Plateau Cir, Bronxville

6 BD, 4.1 BA |  4,609 sq. ft. | .54 acres | $66,162 estimated taxes

12 E Plateau Cir exterior
Photo by Chris Collins

This estate, designed by theater pioneer Charles Scribner and his architect, W.M. McElfatrick, sits at the crest of the historic Lawrence Park Hilltop. Teleport back to the early 1900s with the house’s original wallpaper — an English-style named medallion and scroll — a grand staircase, “Butler’s Buzzers,” which ring in various rooms of the house, and a large mantel in the dining room that showcases classic sawtooth edging. The outdoor space has the same grand feel as the interior, with a maze of bushes planted around the garage, a raised plaza that’s perfect for entertaining, and a pond on the upper level of the lawn that showcases a working fountain.

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Listed by Kathleen Collins, Houlihan Lawrence

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