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Griffen Homestead, Built In 1711, Goes On Sale In Mamaroneck

The Griffen Homestead in Rye is listed at $2,375,000 by Julia B. Fee Sotheby’s International Realty.
The Griffen Homestead in Rye is listed at $2,375,000 by Julia B. Fee Sotheby’s International Realty. Photo Credit: Contributed

MAMARONECK, N.Y. – Julia B. Fee Sotheby’s International Realty has listed a historic Colonial home in the town of Mamaroneck and constructed on the trail of the Battle of White Plains during the Revolutionary War.

The residence, often referred to as “The Griffen Homestead,” is represented by Rye agent Virginia Leone and offered at $2,375,000.

The Battle of White Plains was fought on Oct. 28, 1776. British Gen. William Howe landed troops in Westchester County, intending to interfere with George Washington and the Continental Army’s escape route. After becoming aware of this planned attack, Washington ordered his troops to retreat farther north, eventually establishing their position in the village of White Plains, but without firm control over the local area’s high ground.

As a result, Howe’s troops drove Washington’s forces from a nearby hill, ultimately defeating them in battle.

Situated on the trail of this historic battle lies The Griffen Homestead, a property believed to be one of the oldest existing homes in all of Westchester County. The Colonial residence was originally built in 1711, boasting later additions that reflect American 18th- and 19th-century architectural styles. The interior is filled with original features, including hand-hewn beams, plank-and-nail wood flooring, five fireplaces, original doors and hardware as well as wainscoted windows in the formal living room.

Timeless details mixed with modern amenities are seamlessly incorporated throughout and can be seen in its bright center hall, which leads to both the living room and dining room with fireplace. The restored kitchen, which features late-19th-century cabinetry, includes modern stainless steel appliances and marble countertops. A breakfast room, den, hearth room and spacious laundry room complete this floor.

The second level contains a master suite with a dressing room, contemporary bathroom and private office. There is a full bathroom and four additional bedrooms also on this floor, two of which contain a fireplace.

The third level has an au pair suite, which includes two bedrooms, a sitting room and 1 1/2 baths.

For more information on the property, at 1152 Old White Plains Road, visit the firm’s website here .

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