Custom wood carvings, pocket and French doors, stained glass, curved glass windows, coffered ceilings and window seats. They don’t build them like this anymore.
This is Westwind, a gated mansion perched on a 170-foot ridge in the Atlantic Highlands, with views of Sandy Hook Bay and New York City to the north and the foothill woodlands of the Navesink Peninsula to the south.this is is for sale for $5 million.
Consists of 3 homes and 1 barn on 11 acres. The original land is believed to have been purchased in the 1660s from Chief Pompamora of the Lenape Indians. Marlene Albrecht, a listing agent at Heritage House Sotheby’s International Realty, said the original home on the site was Paul’s Libyan-style house with many additions, built in 1776. It is considered
“This majestic building is not only special, it’s magical,” said Albrecht. “From the moment you walk in, you feel an overwhelming appreciation for history and charm.”
Construction on the largest home began in 1894 when the property was purchased by Mr. and Mrs. E. Tillotson of Chicago. Mr. Tillotson died suddenly in Philadelphia in January 1895, seven years before his house was completed. According to the Middletown Township Historical Society, his widow, Mary Tillotson, stayed on the land and expanded it.
The huge main house rests on a base of about 100,000 bricks. It has three floors, an attic and a basement. She has six bedrooms, three of which have fireplaces. 4 bathrooms. modern kitchen; formal dining room; A semi-circular library with a fireplace. such as the pool.
The original home has four bedrooms and two and a half bathrooms, a kitchen, living room, dining room, auxiliary room with fireplace, enclosed wraparound porch, and two car garage.
There is also a carriage house with 4 bedrooms and 1.5 bathrooms, kitchen, living room, dining room and dual 2 car garage.
“This private property is perfect for buyers looking for a year-round retreat on the Jersey Shore who want to live inside a piece of history,” Albrecht said. Easy access to surrounding airports, beaches, parks, and countless local amenities.”
The manicured yard has ornamental specimen trees, and the property was granted an agricultural exemption, bringing property taxes to about $23,500. “They take care and maintain all the very old trees on the property, so they get a tax break for that,” Albrecht said.
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