Julia B. Fee Sotheby’s International Realty Lists Former Home of Cyrus Field, Creator of the Atlantic Telegraph


Historic Victorian estate boasts up-to-date renovations, while maintaining antique details and character

Irvington, N.Y. – February 25, 2016 – Julia B. Fee Sotheby’s International Realty announced today that the firm has listed the historic Victorian estate and former home of American businessman and financer Cyrus Field, most known for his contribution in creating the Atlantic Telegraph Company. The Irvington, N.Y. residence, which has been meticulously maintained and restored throughout the years, is represented by The HCH Team, comprised of Beth Hargraves, Maria Carlino and Bernadette Haley. The property is offered at $2,950,000.

Cyrus Field, along with other dedicated entrepreneurs, laid the first telegraph cable across the Atlantic Ocean in 1858. Locally, Field is known for the construction of various homes in Ardsley Park, a community in the village of Irvington named after the English birthplace of his ancestor, John Field.

The Victorian estate, which was built in 1875, has recently been updated and restored, boasting a grand entrance hall that opens to 8,000 square feet of detailed space. Features include antique millwork, high ceilings, eight distinctive fireplaces, a new chef’s kitchen fully equipped with custom finishes, a formal dining room with Tiffany windows and more. A regal staircase leads individuals to the second floor, which contains a luxurious master suite in addition to five other bedrooms, all complete with their own fireplaces and renovated ensuite baths. The third floor offers an additional bedroom with fireplace, two offices, a large room with a range of potential uses and a smaller room with a turret attached. All turret rooms offer year-round 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.”

Residing on over two acres of land, the residence additionally features a stucco exterior, recently renovated wraparound front porch, sweeping lawns, an in-ground pool and a convenient location within close proximity of Manhattan.

For more information on 65 Field Terrace, please visit the firm’s website here.

About William Pitt and Julia B. Fee Sotheby’s International Realty

Founded in 1949, William Pitt and Julia B. Fee Sotheby’s International Realty manages a $3.9-billion-plus portfolio with more than 1,000 sales associates in 28 brokerages spanning Connecticut, Massachusetts, and Westchester County, New York. William Pitt and Julia B. Fee Sotheby’s International Realty is the largest Sotheby’s International Realty(R) affiliate globally and the 28th-largest real estate company by sales volume in the United States. A full-service real estate firm headquartered in Stamford, Connecticut, William Pitt and 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 williampitt.com.

Sotheby’s International Realty’s worldwide network includes approximately 18,000 sales associates located in approximately 825 offices throughout 61 countries and territories.

Julia B. Fee Sotheby’s International Realty Contact: 

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