If you would like your dream home to have a bit of an architectural pedigree one of these not-so-modest manses from the late 19th century might appeal.
They are all designed by architects who made a name for themselves during the lavish days of the Gilded Age and offer distinctive exteriors and plenty of room to spread out on the interior.
They are located in Orange and Dutchess counties in New York and Berkshire County in Massachusetts.
Fittingly, this Tuxedo Park “cottage” was an architect’s own. Bruce Price, who along with Pierre Lorillard IV, plotted out the vision for the exclusive residential community, designed four cottages on land belonging to his wife Josephine Lee Price. Completed in the 1890s, the houses were inherited by their daughter, author and etiquette expert Emily Post, who sold them off in the 1920s.
The shingled, Dutch Colonial house at 18 Pepperidge Road has curb appeal, with picturesque gambrel roofs, diamond pane windows and dormers. It sits on just under an acre of land that includes a detached garage.
Inside are original details including mantels and hardwood floors along with some modern updates, including a renovated eat-in kitchen. There are six baths in total and seven bedrooms plenty of room for a large family.
The house is listed with Walter Deane of Tuxedo Park Homes for $1.595 million.