Circa-1877 waterfront residence designed in the
French Second Empire Victorian style
Larchmont, N.Y. – March 25, 2014 – Julia B. Fee Sotheby’s International Realty announced today that the firm has exclusively listed a renovated circa-1877 residence known as the Haigh Cottage, designed in the French Second Empire Victorian style. Larchmont Brokerage agents Mary Hardy and Cini Palmer have the listing, which is offered at $3,500,000.
The residence was constructed by New York City homebuilder Hartley Haigh and was used as the Haigh family’s summer house for over 50 years, passing in 1911 to Hartley Haigh’s son, builder and seaman William Haigh. The home is built in the style of the mansard-roofed buildings constructed in France during Napolean III’s mid-19th-century Second Empire, which borrowed from popular elements of Italianate-style architecture.
In addition to the residence’s center-wing mansard roof, notable architectural aspects consistent with the Second Empire Victorian style with Italianate elements include decorative brackets that support the eaves, a central pavilion, original paired entry doors, and windows including arched or curved dormer windows, a one-story bay window and a round window facing the street.
The residence has 5,974 square feet on three floors, with six bedrooms, three full and two half baths, two studies that can be used as additional bedrooms and ten-foot ceilings throughout. Living spaces include a sunroom with views of Larchmont’s Horseshoe Harbor and Long Island Sound, entry hall with oak-paneled elevator, library with gilt molding and faux marble fireplace, formal dining room with large window bench, wood-paneled family room, kitchen equipped with high-end appliances and living room with beamed ceiling, parquet floors and marble fireplace. A second-floor master suite with views has a wood-burning fireplace, his and hers dressing area with walk-in closet and custom cabinetry, and master bath with spa Jacuzzi tub, separate shower and French doors to a terrace.
“In the heart of prestigious Larchmont Manor, this home has glorious water views and exquisite period details throughout its spacious, sun-drenched rooms,” said Hardy. “It is no wonder the property is one of the most admired Victorians in the area.”
“The location offers the best of two coveted worlds: residential privacy within a tranquil community only 22 miles from New York City,” added Palmer. “The property presents endless opportunities to relax and enjoy the water vistas at any time of day or night.”
On the outside, the home features a slate roof with wrought-iron widow’s walk, wide-planked wood clapboard siding, a wraparound porch with wood-lattice exterior surrounds, and a two-car detached garage and stone parking court. The house resides on a .27-acre, professionally landscaped lot with flowering shrubs, rosebushes and tall trees.
Featured on the Larchmont Historical Society’s Spring House Tour of 2004, the Haigh Cottage is situated across the street from Larchmont Manor Park, the communal Manor Beach and the Horseshoe Harbor Yacht Club, where an owner could moor a boat. The center of Larchmont Village, Larchmont Shore Club and schools are all in close proximity.
For more information on the property, located at 6 Helena Avenue, visit the firm’s website here.
About Julia B. Fee Sotheby’s International Realty
Founded in 1953, Julia B. Fee Sotheby’s International Realty manages a $2.6-billion-plus portfolio with more than 1,000 sales associates in 28 brokerages spanning Connecticut, Massachusetts, and Westchester County, New York. Julia B. Fee Sotheby’s International Realty, combined with partner firm William Pitt Sotheby’s International Realty, is now the largest Sotheby’s International Realty® affiliate globally, the third-fastest-growing real estate company nationally, and the 23rd-largest real estate company by sales volume in the United States. William Pitt Sotheby’s International Realty serves the luxury home market throughout Fairfield County, Connecticut and Litchfield County Connecticut. A full-service real estate firm headquartered in Stamford, Connecticut, Julia B. Fee Sotheby’s International Realty provides ancillary services including commercial services through its affiliation with Building and Land Technology, a second-generation development company based in Stamford, Connecticut; William Pitt Insurance Services; and an award-winning global relocation division. For more information, visit the website at juliabfee.com.
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