This 5-Home Celebrity Provenance Lives In a League of Its Own

Find peace and serenity in a home on the Hudson River in South Nyack.

Whether you’re craving a river view or a home with lineage worthy of The View, this Dutch Colonial in a five-home compound on the Hudson River in South Nyack will satisfy both needs. Built in 1906, the main building — and the four adjoining properties on the estate — is owned by Rosie O’Donnell (O’Donnell’s main building has since been sold for $5.1 million).

With the entrance to the compound tucked away on a small street off Piermont Avenue, the blue-shingled, 7,000 sq ft manse (at 1 Gesner Ave) offers wooded privacy combined with sweeping views of the river. It has seven bedrooms and five full and two half-baths. The master suite boasts a wood-burning fireplace, a large walk-in closet/dressing area, and a balcony overlooking the Hudson (three other en-suite bedrooms also have river views). Listed individually for $5.3 million, it was under contract at press time.

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The kitchen is nothing short of outstanding; an open-concept design that flows into the 2,420 sq ft great room, it has two granite islands (one with seating for eight!) and top-of-the-line appliances. Sunlight pours in through floor-to-ceiling sliding-glass doors that offer commanding river views and open up to let the outside in.

During the warm weather, the waterfront property is a veritable playground (for real: there is a kid-sized playground onsite), with an in-ground Gunite pool, saltwater hot tub, and tennis court. A dock extends 130 feet into the Hudson for all kinds of boating pleasure. If bad weather keeps you inside, there is a home theater adjoining the great room, with seating for 12.

Rounding Out the Lodging Lineup

A breakdown on the other four properties on the compound:

$2.2 million: A 2,800 sq ft, four-bedroom, two-bath, c.1900 Dutch Colonial (above) with a wraparound stone porch that faces the river. Its master bedroom and living room each have fireplaces to warm up chilly nights; an outdoor firepit lets you indulge a s’mores craving when summer comes (1 Washington Ave).


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$1.995 million: A 2,000 sq ft contemporary Colonial. Built in 1918, it was renovated in 2014 and has three bedrooms and two and a half baths (2 Washington Ave).


$775,000: A 1,700 sq ft, four-bed, two-bath, three-story home (5 Washington Ave).


$525,000: A one-bedroom, one-bath ranch can provide caretaker housing, though the 53-ft deck that surrounds the home is anything but utilitarian (4 Washington Ave).

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Ellis SOTHEBY’s International Realty 
Hamid Moghadam

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