Sleepy Hollow Manor Property’s historic political connections include Abraham Lincoln, James Watson Webb, Ambrose Kingsland and John C. Fremont
Sleepy Hollow, N.Y. – August 24, 2015 – Julia B. Fee Sotheby’s International Realty announced today that the firm has listed an antique carriage house-style estate with a history of ties to numerous important political figures including President Abraham Lincoln. Located along the Hudson River in the coveted private Sleepy Hollow Manor enclave of Sleepy Hollow, N.Y., the residence is on the National Register of Historic Places. The property is represented by Rye agent Dalia H. Valdes and offered at $3,095,000.
7 Pokahoe Drive, also known as the “Fremont House,” was built in 1847 by American diplomat, newspaper publisher and New York politician James Watson Webb. Known for his powerful voice in the Whig and Republican Party for more than three decades, Webb and Abraham Lincoln shared a common bond, which eventually encouraged Lincoln to reward Webb for his party loyalties, appointing him as the U.S. minister to Brazil. “I have copies of letters between Webb and Abraham Lincoln,” said Valdes, confirming their relationship during his time residing at this Westchester County estate. In 1864, Webb sold the home to the wealthy merchant and 71st mayor of New York City Ambrose Kingsland, who lived here for a year before American military officer, explorer and politician John C. Fremont moved in. Known as “The Pathfinder,” Fremont was the first anti-slavery candidate of the Republican Party to run for office as president. His loss in the presidential election against Andrew Jackson ultimately opened the path for Abraham Lincoln to be elected as a Republican presidential candidate for the next election. Fremont and his wife, Jessie Fremont, lived here until 1875.
Although maintaining its original architectural features and charm, the current residence, which resides on nearly three private acres of riverfront land, underwent major renovations in the 1950s. The home was gutted and reduced in size, cut down from three stories to one. Additional alternations were made by the estate’s various owners throughout the years, all of which prioritized the preservation of its historic qualities and style. The four-bedroom, three and a half-bath home now offers the finest modern amenities, meticulously added to meet today’s lifestyle needs.
“I can’t tell you how thrilled I am to be representing this beautifully preserved piece of American history,” said Valdes. “Its thoughtful renovations provide the necessary needs and comforts for today’s discerning buyer, while the exquisite architectural excellence of its past remains. Behind every home is a story, and the story behind this stunning estate on the Hudson is truly remarkable.”
Multiple outdoor patios and decks that take in the residence’s surrounding year-round views complete this riverfront property.
For more information on the property, located at 7 Pokahoe Drive, please visit the firm’s website here.
About William Pitt and Julia B. Fee Sotheby’s International Realty
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Julia B. Fee Sotheby’s International Realty Contact:
Dalia H. Valdes
Real Estate Agent