1826 Italianate – Ossining, NY

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10 Robin Dr, Ossining, NY 10562

  • $849,000
  • 5 Bed
  • 5.5 Bath
  • 6350 Sq Ft
  • 1.77 Ac.
Historic Brick American Federal-style home built in the early 19th century era. The original mansion for the Ganung Homes subdivision, it is situated on 1.77 acres of gorgeous land and gardens. This home features five bedrooms and five and one half baths, 11 fireplaces and 12 foot ceilings. In addition there are still many original details, crown mouldings, fabulous mantels and a huge screened porch. The third floor space has both interior and exterior entrances. If you qualify for basic star, the taxes would be $35,065.
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Sharon Bodnar Briskm, Houlihan Lawrence,
914-762-3700 ext 320

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7 Comments on 1826 Italianate – Ossining, NY

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  1. Kara says: 18 comments

    I love it when agents go to the trouble of having really nice photos taken. Of course, with a million dollar sale I wouldn’t expect less.

    Spiral staircase to the roof? Is the last photograph a separate apartment on the top floor? This is a curious house!

    Just waiting for some thoughts on those – are they buttress supports? on the foundation wall.

    • Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 12627 comments

      1901 Folk Victorian
      Chestatee, GA

      I think the last photo is the apartment on the 3rd floor. I am curious about the basement/foundation wall area also, I don’t know what that is.

  2. says: 454 comments

    I’m not sure where those brick buttresses are located, but that’s some unusual construction right there. The lower wall (on the right) is odd in that it doesn’t seem to directly support anything. There would appear to be little brick piers on top of that old wall, acting like a knee wall to support the floor above. Maybe they raised the house up at some point?

    It’s pretty obvious that they changed the house from a late federal design to an Italianate, but there are nice details from both styles now. Interesting mix. I’m guessing they raised the roof to create a roomier third floor when they redid it, and probably added that sham cornice later as well. It’d be nice to see the place in its original form to compare the befre and after.

    For me, since it is now an Italianate house, that bright white paint on the trim and shutters kinda ruins the exterior. I think they ought to have used some shade of brown or other neutral, earth tone that wouldn’t clash with the brick. That would just feel more appropriate for an Italaianate home. To me. Oy, the taxes in New York State. It’s sickening, and yet we put up with it.

  3. nic says: 54 comments

    Those flying buttresses in the basement are underneath the front porch. That is why the wall on the right is shorter, just up to ground level with the small extensions and the vents up to the porch floor. The thicker wall on the left is the main supporting wall of the house. My guess is that during the renovation/conversion of styles they newly excavated under the porch (maybe even added the porch at that time). They must have been concerned about now supporting that main wall which previously had earthen support.

    • Jim says: 5658 comments

      nic, I wrote pretty much the same thing before I saw you had. When they excavated the passage outside the foundation, it removed the lateral support from the brick wall. I wouldn’t be surprised if there’s some Underground Railroad story (nonsense) that goes with it.

      Ryan, I agree on the white paint and the inelegant cornice.

    • says: 454 comments

      Ahhh, I see what you’re saying. I saw what I took for light and greenery coming through the widowed door on the left wall and assumed that door must lead to the exterior, which would make no sense in combination with a lower interior wall. But I guess it’s actually the other way around, and the light & greenery I thought I saw on the door looking INTO the cellar is just a reflection or photographic illusion. Now those walls and support arches makes perfect sense.


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