Yorktown’s ‘Historical Jewel’ is for Sale

This 1861 Victorian home has 4 fireplaces; the estate includes a one bedroom cottage and a carriage house with a 3 bedroom dwelling. The listing price is $1.59 million.






One of Westchester’s grand homes is located right here in Yorktown. The Victorian house, at 482 Underhill Ave. in Yorktown Heights, is a spectacular, sophisticated home with formal rooms, magnificent views and beautiful finishes.


And even if most of us can’t afford a $1.59 million home, it’s still fun knowing about it and taking a (virtual) tour. But if you can afford it, here are more of the details and special features for your consideration. 


The nearly 10,000 square feet home was originally built in 1876 and is situated on three acres. It was originally built as a Victorian farmhouse on 100 acres for the Tompkins family. It was also used as a private school for a number of years and the third floor was the dormitory for the kids. The home’s 12 rooms include four bedrooms, five full baths and one half bath. 


You can enjoy tea in the parlor or drinks at the pool, or have a cozy fire in one of the four fireplaces. The estate includes a separate cottage, three-car detached garage with a caretaker’s apartment. 


“The sophistication, along with the warmth, offers delights at every turn,” the home’s description reads on the Houlihan Lawrence’s listing. “Superb materials, expert ornamentation’s and beautiful finishes accentuate the residence in magical ways. The soaring heights in the solarium are reminiscent of a botanical garden with the 20 foot tree. Exterior courtyard with fountain is fenced in making it conducive to Rover having a place to call his own.”


The lower level, which has been used for artist receptions and gallery events, boasts a full wine cellar and walk out. The master suite, with a bathroom and dressing area, is located on the second floor. The rest of the three bedrooms, laundry room and two bathrooms are also located on the second floor. The top floor of the residence has a bonus room with windows on all four sides with distant mountain views; storage and a full bath. 


Amenities include: alarm system, eat in kitchen, fireplace, guest/care taker cottage, high ceilings, master bath, patio, pool, powder room, sauna, skylight, walk-in-closets, walkout basement. The heat is electric and its fuel is oil and electric. Water is municipal and the house is on septic. Estimated taxes are $38,578.


Ready for the move to a place like this? Anyone interested can get more information from Douglas Dill at Houlihan Lawrence in Yorktown, 914-671-7730 or visit his website at Douglasdillhomes.com


About douglasdill

20 Years of Experience in Northern Westchester & Putnam Markets. I have a mastery of staging those unique homes to get top dollar through expressive presentation and promotion. Personal: Lifelong resident of Northern Westchester & Putnam Counties Parent of two sons Retail Natural Food owner 1979 - 1999
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