1927 Elda Castle – Ossining, NY – $3,200,000

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Added to OHD on 12/27/19   -   Last OHD Update: 7/23/20   -   23 Comments
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249 Croton Dam Rd, Ossining, NY 10562

  • $3,200,000
  • 4 Bed
  • 4.5 Bath
  • 4337 Sq Ft
  • 48.62 Ac.
Elda Castle was designed and constructed in 1927 by Mr. & Mrs. David Abercrombie. Set on 48.6 Acres, the Castle needs total renovation. The land may be used as a serene private estate or possibly developed with town approval. Includes Sections 3600-080-00013, Block 2 Lot 2, Block 2 Lot 3, and Block 1, Lot 1.
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Christina Diminno, Julia B. Fee Sotheby's International Realty
(914) 620-8682
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23 Comments on 1927 Elda Castle – Ossining, NY – $3,200,000

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  1. Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 12134 comments

    1901 Folk Victorian
    Chestatee, GA

    This was featured in 2011, more photos here and great comments so be sure to read those too.


  2. Graham says: 140 comments

    Next week on This Old Castle……
    This is exactly why I love this site you never know what’s going to be listed next.

  3. fgtdfrguiufv says: 69 comments

    Oh my, I very well remember the last time this was posted, but seeing it this time makes me feel like an idiot. unfortunately After seeing the aerial pics and getting a better sense of its location, I realized my previous comments about it were dead wrong. This is not the same castle where I watched the fire being fought. Elda is located way up in the hills and the one I saw was much lower, just above Route 9. There are a weirdly large number of castles and castle-like houses in the area of Tarrytown, Sleepy Hollow, Irvington, and Ossining. Sorry for accidentally lying my butt off, gotta pay closer attention next time I see a familiar looking castle. This does make me wonder whose castle I was actually watching burn now. I’m gonna see if I can find it on Google Earth.

  4. hearsetrax says: 237 comments

    I wish I could remember the last time this was posted
    but I wish I had the money too …..

    talk about a sweeet money maker

  5. Karen Abadie says: 101 comments

    If 369 of us put in $10k, we could be joint owners! ok…wishful thinking. This definitely comes under “if I win the lottery”..

  6. SueSue says: 1111 comments
    OHD Supporter

    1802 Cape

    Poor castle seems it went from being loved to one tragedy after another.

  7. JimHJimH says: 5255 comments
    OHD Supporter

    Two blog entries on this since the last post:

    I guess some castles are for buying and selling rather than living in.

  8. Ramon Unseitig says: 202 comments

    fixer upper is it?

  9. Elizabeth W says: 51 comments

    Just like the castles of the clans of Scotland, this beauty is being reclaimed by nature. Oh what I wouldn’t give to bring it back to life…

  10. Sarah G. Hoisington says: 4 comments

    I am one of the great granddaughters of David T. Abercrombie and this place has a special place in my heart. We don’t want anyone to change it (!) just fix it. It must remain authentic….

  11. says: 4 comments

    Such interesting detail!

  12. Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 12134 comments

    1901 Folk Victorian
    Chestatee, GA

    Posted before, new agent so moved to the front page.

    I know “castle” isn’t a style, don’t care I’m calling this sucker a castle anyway.

  13. Kimberly62Kimberly62 says: 2095 comments
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    1936 Cabin

    Kelly, This was the house that first brought me to Old House Dreams. I found it on another site, do not remember which now. I am forever grateful to this castle, smile. I wish its life would get turned around soon.

  14. AmyBeeAmyBee says: 840 comments
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    1859 Mod Vern Greek Revival
    Lockport, NY

    All I can keep thinking is, “What a damn shame!” Did this REALLY have to happen? No security and on-site property management? “Hooligans” is almost too kind, though apt, a term for the sick individuals who ravaged the property and terrorized the inhabitants! I truly hope someone with the proper financial resources comes to rescue this incredible place!

  15. CateCate says: 267 comments
    OHD Supporter

    Milwaukee, WI

    I know it has been horribly neglected and vandalized over the years, but I would still like to see some of the inside. I look at the unique banister off the porch and realize this was really a lovely and cared for home at one time. I hope someone will come and return it to a residence with loving care.

  16. Anne M.Anne M. says: 952 comments
    OHD Supporter

    1972 raised ranch.
    Hopkinton, MA

    Do you have to helicopter in?

  17. MimiMimi says: 5 comments

    It hurts my heart to see a treasure like this crumble and fall. I hope that someone buys her and restores her to her grandeur. I don’t know that people have that sort of money and desire these days. Perhaps she can be donated and made a historic landmark, renovated and opened to tours and events? I’ve seen other castles do this — amazing one on the St Lawrence River in NY.

  18. LeeLeeLeeLee says: 5 comments
    1880 farm house
    warren, RI

    i went and checked it out last week..
    it was pretty cool walking up the like a mile long driveway … unfortunately it needs so much work, but the bones of it are amazing… theres so many rooms, so many windows, metal spiral staircases, balconies, a open courtyard…it really was amazing, I’m glad I went and got some great pics..took about 300..lol..

    the land it’s on, it’s like a fairy tale, its hidden in the woods, so it’s pretty cool going up the driveway. you don’t see it for a while..its hidden from the road..

  19. Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 1024 comments

    1901 Folk Victorian
    Chestatee, GA

    Recent video showing the inside…



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