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Take Up Residence in Jackie Gleason’s UFO


Location: 196 Furnace Dock Rd., Cortlandt Manor

Description: When we talk about Gleason’s anywhere in the vicinity of Peekskill, it’s a fair bet we’re referring to the popular South Street pub and not it’s famous namesake. For once, however, we really do mean comedic legend Jackie Gleason because his former home in neighboring Cortlandt Manor has officially hit the market.

Tucked in the woods of the Hendrick Hudson School District, this five-bedroom of 7,450 square feet sports four full and two half-baths. Actually, “square feet” is a bit misleading: For Gleason, an avid UFOlogist and fan of the paranormal, the big draw of this home is its saucer-shaped design. The 8.49-acre property was developed in 1959 and prominently features a 50-foot diameter edifice affectionately dubbed the “Mother Ship,” as well as a smaller “space ship” cottage and a traditionally rectangular guesthouse.

Asking price: $12,000,000

Selling points: Central AC, two bars, five fireplaces, two in-ground pools, attached garage, and a master suite including an 8-foot diameter round bed with overhead television and a custom round bath with more than ten showerheads. Oh, and it’s a piece of New York entertainment history.

Downside: Pretty much every cabinet, appliance, and shelf you want to install or replace is going to have to be a custom job.

Listing agent: Howard Payson, Re/Max Town & Country

The cottage:

And of course the more hum-drum guesthouse:

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