House of the Week: Ossining Home on Market for $2.19 Million

The highest priced house currently on the market in Ossining is a home located at 15 Hoags Cross Rd., according to AOL Real Estate reports.

The highest priced house currently on the market in Ossining is a home located at 15 Hoags Cross Rd., according to AOL Real Estate reports.

The four-bed, five-bath single-family home is priced at $2,195,222 with Mark Seiden Real Estate. The house is located on a 6-acre historical estate, once home to Ira and George Gershwin. The house features a long, gated driveway with pillared entry on park-like property with a private lake, flowering gardens and rolling lawn. There is also a heated pool with a jacuzzi and waterfall.

According to an article in the Journal News, the owner of the home Mark Picucci told Karen Croke that before the Amsterdam family bought the property in the 1940s, Chumleigh Farm had some famous residents – brothers Ira and George Gershwin rented the property in 1927.

"After Amsterdam passed away in 1997, parts of the estate were sold off: Twenty acres went to Hudson Hills Golf Course — the 1st and 6th holes were once part of Chumleigh Farm — and the main house was torn down. It’s now a ball field for the town of New Castle," the article says. 

Outdoors there’s a 1,000-square-foot stone patio, a pool, spa and outdoor kitchen. Indoors the first floor features fieldstone fireplace and a stand-up bar, according to the article. 

Click through the photos above for more details on the home located in Ossining just off Pinesbridge Road.

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nancy December 08, 2012 at 12:39 PM
Can you imagine their property taxes?
Miguel Hernandez December 08, 2012 at 03:38 PM
If you are worried about the RE Taxes you don't buy a home like this. Anyway they are deductible on your federal & state income tax as is the interest on the mortgage. Ask George Romney who is taxed on just 14% of his vast income. Also you can probably cut down the RE Tax by getting your lawyer to file a certiorari -- a legal scheme that effectively lowers your taxes and raises everyone else's taxes to pay for the difference.
Chris Clement December 10, 2012 at 07:24 PM
Lawyer is not needed to file a grievance (certiorari) for your property if ASSESSED value of your home is higher than comparable neighboring properties. If property's ASSESSED value gets lowered, usually in a court, your taxes will be lowered becuses Real Estate taxes are based on ASSESSED value of your property. You can get a refund for the overpayment or a credit for upcoming taxes. Filing a grievance is not a "scheme", and does NOT cause increased taxes on your neighbors to "pay for the difference."


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