Villa Keen Castle. All photos courtesy of Ryan Paige, Corcoran Baer & McIntosh
Peek inside the Irvington castle that’s been home to a handful of famous residents. The estate is listed on the market for $1.6 million.
Location: 16 Lewis Road, Irvington
Asking price: $1,649,000
Specs: 5 beds, 6 baths, 3,502 sq ft
This fairytale-esque castle in Irvington dates back to the 1920s, when Joseph Keene and his wife first occupied the residence. The historic 3,500-square-foot home sits on 2.4 acres of land. It boasts five decadent bedrooms and six baths, with an outdoor pool, garden, and painting-like views of the Hudson River. Not only is the home historic in numbers, but it’s also notable for its numerous famous residents.
Those residents include Academy Award-winning actress Shirley Jones; Tony Award-winning actor Jack Cassidy; their son Shaun Cassidy; producer Robert Wright, who occupied the home in the ’60s; and Associated Press President Lloyd Stratton, who most likely wrote away in the home’s oak library.
Each room tells a story, with detailed woodwork, marble flooring, and grand, oversized windows. The nearly 100-year-old villa features both marble and hardwood flooring, a woodburning stove, and a pool house. To throw in a bit more history, there’s a tree in the front yard marked with historic Native American carvings.
With stained glass windows sprinkled thoughtfully throughout the home, the Easter eggs are endless. Important characteristics to note are the Chesney fireplace mantle, Mackenzie-Childs fixtures, and the Schonbek Austraian crystal chandelier, which are all impressively still intact!
The home has the capacity to entertain both indoors and out, with a 15-foot stained glass gate that welcomes you into the private courtyard and original woodwork that lines the grand dining room, which is perfect for a dinner party.
Are you ready to live out your fairytale dream in this Westchester castle?
Listing agents: Ryan Paige and Adam Blankfort, Corcoran Baer & McIntosh