Unique Historic Camp Association Home For Sale with Julia B. Fee Sotheby’s International Realty


Converted Pre-Civil War-Era Campground Now Home to Affordable Residences with Shared Benefits

Ossining, N.Y. May 8, 2015 Julia B. Fee Sotheby’s International Realty announced today that the firm has listed for sale a residence situated on the historic Ossining CampWoods Grounds, a pre-Civil War-era, Swedish Methodist campsite that has been converted into a residential community of single-family homes. One of several homes in the community, the residence at 28 CampWoods Grounds in Ossining, N.Y., is listed for sale with Bronxville, N.Y., agent Melissa Colabella for $195,000.

The Ossining CampWoods Grounds, established in 1831, is believed to be the oldest camp meeting site for Methodists in the country, and functioned in this capacity until circa 1947. Today, residents who live in the community’s year-round residences converted from summer cottages take advantage of a host of shared benefits. These include low taxes as a result of all taxes being dispersed throughout the camp community; an organic community garden; a common interest in working together to keep the area clean and participate in gardening days, barbeques and holiday celebrations; and a meeting house where residents can hold events or attend Taiji-Qigong classes, yoga classes, civil war reenactments or chanting services.

The historic homes that comprise the community, which are accessed by walking through the campgrounds from a shared parking lot, tend to be small and very affordable by Westchester County standards. Owners hold the deeds to their homes, while the land is owned by the Ossining CampWoods Meeting Association.

Built in 1915, the 750 square-foot, one-bedroom cottage at 28 CampWoods Grounds features an exterior that preserves its historic charm along with a fully renovated interior. The home has a sun-filled, open-concept layout on the first floor, and a master suite that occupies the entire second floor.

“This offering presents a rare opportunity to own a home in Westchester County for under $200,000, while having the option to either live privately or enjoy a genuine community atmosphere,” said Colabella. “The homeowners here love the diversity and uniqueness of all that these lovely, preserved camp grounds have to offer.”

For more information on the property, 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 Sothebys International Realty Contact:

Melissa Colabella

(914) 438-0139


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