A man with the wisdom to invent the working mechanics behind the Atlantic Telegraph is bound to build a home with a matchless quality to last through the ages. 65 Field Terrace, a stunning, wonderfully preserved Victorian estate in the town of Irvington N.Y., was originally constructed by American businessman and financer Cyrus Field, who is most remembered for his contribution in establishing the Atlantic Telegraph Company. The one-of-a-kind Victorian residence, which was designed for his daughter and son-in-law, is currently offered for $2,950,000, and represented by the dynamic HCH Team, comprised of Irvington agents Beth Hargraves, Maria Carlino and Bernadette Haley.
Along with other dedicated entrepreneurs of his time, Cyrus Field laid the first telegraph cable across the Atlantic Ocean in 1858. In addition to this phenomenal accomplishment, Field also completed the successful construction of numerous homes in Ardsley Park, a community in the village of Irvington named after the English birthplace of his ancestor, John Field.
Originally built in 1875, this Victorian estate effortlessly maintains its antique grandeur with a number of recent updates and restorations. Visitors immediately feel welcomed and impressed upon venturing inside the home’s grand entrance hall, which opens up to 8,000 square feet of magnificent, detailed space. Features reminiscent of the past as well as modern ones grace its interior with a blend of antique millwork, high ceilings, eight unique fireplaces, a brand new chef’s kitchen displaying custom finishes and a formal dining room with beautiful Tiffany windows. Take the main level’s regal staircase up to the second floor to enjoy the amenities and comfort offered in the residence’s luxurious master suite. Five other bedrooms boasting their own fireplaces and renovated ensuite baths add to the home’s endless offerings. There is even an additional bedroom on the third floor, which also contains a fireplace, as well as two offices and a large room with many potential uses. Residents can also relax in an adjacent smaller room, which has a turret attached and year-round, picturesque views of the Hudson River and Palisades.
“Inside and out, this wonderful home is architecturally rich and full of history,” said Hargraves, Carlino and Haley in a statement. “It’s no wonder Field took inspiration from his son-in-law’s native country of South Africa in naming the residence ‘Inanda,’ which means ‘beautiful place’ in Zulu. That’s what this property truly is—beautiful. The HCH Team looks forward to representing such an important piece of history, and a magnificent home in town.”
Views continue outdoors on the grand Victorian’s renovated wraparound porch, which overlooks more than two acres of sweeping lawns, an in-ground pool and opportunities for the perfect day ahead.