I ran across this house listing in Foreclosure on the back side of Mount Kisco, closer to Armonk, a gorgeous gorgeous 1914 house left empty once the foreclosure proceedings became final. Looks like the roof has failed and much of the house interior needs to be gut renovated. Bank asking $1,450,000 which must be the amount of any outstanding debt.
But, still, it’s stunning.
Look at the trim work that must be original. Beautiful.
The kitchen , not exactly original, but in 1914, in a house of this size and grace, the kitchen would have been in a back corner for the staff only. If you look closely at this photo and peek from the kitchen through to what looks like a pantry, those cabinets could be original to 1914.
It’s on Tripp Street in Mount Kisco, in Bedford School District, and Tripp is a beautiful and old road, narrow, and dotted with some very old and sprawling historic homes.
Even though I’m no fan of parquet flooring, these floors cleaned up in this formal living room, I bet would look like 1914 all over again. The trim work is exquisite and it’s incredible (in a good way) all of it has been preserved for over 100 years. Says each owner understood the beauty and merit of leaving it untouched.
Then there’s a photo of what looks like a new bathroom – odd photo, and especially odd is how the toilet is on a step. Seems precarious to me, no matter which way you face to use it!
Anyway, I would definitely dive into this project if I were younger. It looks worth saving to me even though I’m sure it’d take a ton of money to update all the mechanicals, the electric, windows, and redo some of the rooms that look out of sync, like the ones with the faux beams.
This library tho – can’t you just smell the man’s pipe? Yeh, so the roof is outlived its use and has ruined much of the ceiling, but hey, it’s only money to fix it.
Who’s in? What shall we bid? I wonder what the bank would take.