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This Historic Brick Colonial Is the Perfect Choice for a Secluded Summer Retreat


This scenic estate is close to the bus, railroad, shops, and Irvington schools, but you’d never know it from the lush greenery encasing it. Once owned by Cyrus Field, creator of the first transatlantic cable, there isn’t an inch of space here that isn’t Instagram worthy.  

Location: 55 Field Terrace, Irvington

Description: Originally built in 1928, this 3-acre property is home to a brick colonial named Laurel Hill. From Field’s time on the property, an original stone turret, stone walls, and an array of historic details remain. With perennial gardens, specimen trees, a grand lawn, heated greenhouse, and secluded terraces, the estate holds a photographic charm.

Indoor amenities include a sauna, formal sitting rooms, and cozy intimate spaces. With 7 bedrooms, plus 5 full and 2 half-baths, the home boasts over 4,800 sq. ft. of living area, featuring wall-to-wall carpets, granite countertops, and high vaulted ceilings. The master suite includes a fireplace and an enormous formal dressing room with over 230 sq. ft. of clothing and dressing space (and that’s in addition to the walk-in closet).

Asking Price: $2,850,000; est. yearly taxes: $86,673

Selling Points: Stone walls, walk out basement, heated greenhouse, and freeform pool with a poolside cabana (with kitchen) and breathtaking view.

Listing: Frances-Fran- Zweiben, Nancy Steinberg; Sotheby’s

Check out even more photos of the property below.

Photos courtesy William Pitt Julia B Fee Sotheyby’s International Realty