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Story by Houlihan Lawrence and presented by Houlihan Lawrence

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Rabbit Hill offers Hudson Valley elegance

Few properties share the grandeur and provenance of Rabbit Hill, a circa-1928 architectural treasure.

The grand Georgian-style country house is set on more than 15 acres overlooking the Hudson River.

It was designed by Mott B. Schmidt, master of American Georgian Classicism.

Schmidt was a favorite of the Astor, Rockefeller and Vanderbilt families, for whom he created some of the era’s most illustrious homes.

At Rabbit Hill, he reimagined the quintessential English country house complete with the stately proportions and restrained classical elegance for which he was known.

Distinguished by beautifully scaled, authentically detailed living spaces, the light-filled home displays the exquisite style and artistry of important period architecture while remaining eminently comfortable for modern living.

Masterfully restored and improved upon by the current owners, the home’s timeless beauty has been preserved with gleaming marble, brick and random-width wood floors, original paneling and moldings, one-of-a-kind fireplace mantels and memorable formal rooms, including a vastly scaled walnut-paneled library.

French doors in all the main rooms flow out to the terrace offering endless opportunities to enjoy the mesmerizing river views that set the home apart.

Complementing the formal rooms are a variety of more casual spaces including an expansive kitchen, comfortable family room and a stunning Arts & Crafts-style recreation/media room that is sure to become a favored gathering spot for family and friends.

The beauty of the home is matched only by its resplendent surrounds, an idyllic blend of breathtaking river vistas and intoxicating natural beauty.

The gated grounds, nestled aside the Sleepy Hollow Country Club and across from the conserved Rockefeller family holdings, are enhanced with formal gardens and enjoy beautiful unobstructed prospects in virtually every direction.

Further highlights include a brick carriage house with a spacious apartment, a heated pool, large brick pool house, tennis court and greenhouse. Unrivaled for its scope, amenities and privacy, Rabbit Hill provides an unforgettable backdrop for grand living and entertaining in one of the Hudson Valley’s most beautiful settings.

For more information, contact David Turner at Houlihan Lawrence, (914) 953-6010, (914) 234-9099 ext. 22365 or dturner@houlihanlawrence.com. 

RABBIT HILL 

at a Glance

• Scarborough

• 13,242 square feet

• 16.29 acres

• Bedrooms: 8

• Baths: 8 full, 2 half

• Amenities: Eat-in-kitchen, exercise room, fireplaces, guest/caretaker cottage, high ceilings, master bath, privacy, tennis/paddle court, view, walk-in closets, water views, wet bar

• Price: $9.8 million

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