Sometimes a listing comes along that is so unusual, you just have to stop and take notice. This is such a listing. Many thanks to Henry Steiner for letting me post about this very special home.
Know as “Beech Lawn” this luxury Tudor Revival home of Tarrytown NY was designed by architect Eugene J. Lang. T The home was featured in House & Garden Magazine 1919.
“….It is the carved artistry of the past reproduced with restraint and discrimination that gives this facade its unusual interest and distinction…”
— House and Garden Magazine, November 1919.
The home was built for Bernhard Hermann and his mother Sara Speyer Hermann. They were connected with the New York banking house of Speyer & Company. Historically, among the firm’s projects was the financing of the Civil War abroad and the post-Civil War railroad expansion in the U.S. After an education at Columbia University – Bernhard Hermann went to work at the banking firm of his father Speyer & Company in New York City. He commissioned the house following the death of his father and Speyer & Company partner Ferdinand Hermann.
Among the subsequent owners of Beech Lawn was Eisenhower presidential advisor and chief speech writer – Malcolm Moos. He is credited with having penned Dwight D. Eisenhower’s famous valedictory speech with its famous warning about the military industrial complex. Moos and his family lived at Beech Lawn during the 1960s. Malcolm Moos was also an adviser and speechwriter of New York State Governor Nelson Rockefeller, who would later become Vice President of the United States.
Original details, in a beautifully crafted Tudor revival design
Designed in stucco with hewn half -timber
High, arched ceilings
Eight bedrooms, five baths, two half baths
Bedrooms with fireplaces and morning sunlight
Ample closet space
Private grounds – fruit and specimen trees
Over one acre, convenient to transportation and the village
Original front gate columns, driveway walls, and slate roof
Oversized swimming pool
The first level includes all the amenities of bygone era including a Formal Living Room with fireplace and wood paneling, a Formal Dining Room with a fire place, wood paneling and French doors, a Sitting Room/Music Room with a fireplace and French doors, a Sun Parlor, Breakfast Room, eat-in Kitchen, Office, Powder Room and side entrance with service stairs.
The second level includes a Master Bedroom Suite with river views and a fireplace. There is also a Master Sleeping Porch with river view, Master Dressing Room , Master Bath, Laundry, Walk-in closet with built-ins, Three additional bedrooms with fireplaces, Bedroom/Office, Two additional baths, a Heated Sleeping Porch /Gym and Powder Room and service stairs.
The third level includes, a Staff Kitchen, Staff Dining Room, Sitting Room, Two Baths, an additional room and Hallway with built-in storage.
There is also a full attic and full unfinished basement.
The Grounds include a Detached Garage, Fountain, In-Ground Swimming Pool, Mature Apple and Pear Trees and expansive rear lawn.
This property is located in the Village of Tarrytown within the School System of the Tarrytowns.
This listing is courtesy of Steiner Real Estate Associates
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