Julia B. Fee Sotheby’s International Realty Lists Historic Manor House in Mamaroneck


One of the oldest deeded homes in Westchester County, built on the trail of the Battle of White Plains during the Revolutionary War, now for sale

Mamaroneck, N.Y. – July 1, 2015 – Julia B. Fee Sotheby’s International Realty announced today that the firm has listed a historic Colonial home located in the town of Mamaroneck, N.Y., and constructed on the trail of the Battle of White Plains during the Revolutionary War. The residence, which is often referred to as “The Griffen Homestead,” is represented by Rye agent Virginia Leone and offered at $2,375,000.

The Battle of White Plains was fought on October 28, 1776 in White Plains, N.Y. British General William Howe landed troops in Westchester County, intending to interfere with George Washington and the Continental Army’s escape route. After becoming aware of this planned attack, Washington ordered his troops to retreat further north, eventually establishing their position in the Village of White Plains, but without firm control over the local area’s high ground. As a result, Howe’s troops drove Washington’s troops from a nearby hill, ultimately defeating them in battle.

Situated on the trail of this historic battle lies “The Griffen Homestead,” a property which is believed to be one of the oldest existing homes in all of Westchester County. The Colonial residence was originally built in 1711, boasting later additions that reflect American 18th and 19th century architectural styles. The interior of the home is filled with original features including hand-hewn beams, plank and nail wood flooring, five fireplaces, original doors and hardware as well as wainscoted windows in the formal living room. Timeless details mixed with modern amenities are seamlessly incorporated throughout, and can be seen in its bright center hall, which leads to both the living room and gracious dining room with fireplace. The restored kitchen, which features late 19th century cabinetry, includes modern stainless steel appliances and marble countertops. A breakfast room, den, hearth room and spacious laundry room complete this floor.

The residence’s second level contains a master suite with a dressing room, contemporary bathroom and private office. There is a full bathroom and four additional bedrooms also on this floor, two of which contain a fireplace. The home’s third level is comprised of an au pair suite, which includes two bedrooms, a sitting room and one and a half baths.

“This property is a truly remarkable piece of history in Westchester County,” said Leone. “It’s no wonder why the residence is one of the oldest, continually occupied homes in the nation. It offers the ideal combination of today’s luxuries in a timeless, historic atmosphere, and I am honored to help share its story with all future homeowners.”

For more information on the property, located at 1152 Old White Plains Road, 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 $3.3-billion-plus portfolio with more than 1,000 sales associates in 26 brokerages spanning Connecticut, Massachusetts, and Westchester County, New York. William Pitt Sotheby’s International Realty, combined with partner firm 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 more than 16,570 sales associates located in 760 offices throughout 60 countries and territories.

Julia B. Fee Sotheby’s International Realty Contact:

Virginia Leone

Real Estate Agent



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