Acreage: 2.70 acres
9,270 Sq. Ft.
Full Baths: 7
Partial baths: 3
Year Built: 1900
“Riven Oaks” was designed by James Lord Brown for Miss Mary LeRoy King c.1900. The property was sold to Eben Richards the son-in-law of railroad emperor, Henry Clay Pierce. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places. This renowned architect drawing details from the classical, with highly embossed curved pediment and tall Corinthian pilasters combine to make this one of the more imposing structures in Tuxedo Park. Picturesque, unique and beautiful Tuxedo Park founded by Pierre Lorillard IV in 1885 is recognized as America’s first true gated communities. This spectacular 13,000 sq ft home sits on a high point of the exclusive Tower Hill, offering mountain and lake views. After a careful multiyear phase of research, planning and designing utilizing the services of some of the most accomplished contractors, engineers and architects specializing in historic restoration and preservation is now ready for the restoration to begin. Private and Historic Tuxedo Park is 24/7 gate guarded within one hour to Mid-town Manhattan, offering swimming, boating, biking, fishing with endless miles of hiking trails accessible.
Tuxedo Park is surrounded by 70,000 acres of forever wild parkland with lakes and trails in every direction. The area is dotted with house museums, historic sites and farms nearby and was stetted by the Dutch in the early 17th century. In the 19th century vast estates on tracks of a thousand acres or more were developed by NYC’s wealthiest including the Harrimans, Morgans and Cooper- Hewitts. Many of these spectacular nearby estates still remain as museums, private residences, botanical gardens and soon one of them will be a luxury wellness resort.
Tuxedo Park is in the middle of these estates on then 5,000 acres and was developed as a weekend resort for the sporting elite that wanted to enjoy an elegant country lifestyle without the maintenance of a big estate. Tuxedo Park is a gated incorporated village ( the only one in the country), that feels like you have arrived in the mountains as you pass through the stone gate house and head up to Tuxedo Lake.
The Park as it is known to the locals has an outdoor focus on lifestyle with extensive trails for hiking, snow shoeing, cross country skiing and lakes for swimming, sailing, paddel and kayaking and excellent roads for biking, all within the gated community. The historic Tuxedo Club, a private members sporting club offers, golf, tennis, sailing, swimming squash, paddle, court tennis, rowing and sunset lakeside dining was built as the center of the sporting community and remains that way today.
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