You Can Own One of George Washington’s Revolutionary War Headquarters

Built in 1740, this charming old home is one of the oldest houses in the town of New Castle.


Location: 1040 Hardscrabble Road, Chappaqua

Description: Built in 1740, this charming old home is one of the oldest houses in the town of New Castle and it still retains much of its original hand-hewn post-and-beam framing. It is said to have briefly served as one of George Washington’s headquarters while he was commander-in-chief of the Continental Army during the American Revolutionary War. In 1966, the Daughters of the American Revolution named the house “Washington’s Headquarters” and mounted a commemorative plaque at the house.

The 3,875-square-foot house has four bedrooms, three full bathrooms and one partial bathroom. It sits on a 1.06-acre lot.

Architectural and design details include hardwood floors throughout, Dutch doors, a quite large living room, French doors that open to a bluestone patio, wood-burning fireplaces, beamed ceilings. Outdoors, there is a basketball court along with a fully fenced and over-sized level grass yard with a babbling brook.

Asking price: $1,149,000, with estimated annual taxes of $27,511

Selling points: Fortunately the once-small farmhouse has been greatly expanded over the years and it’s loaded with charm and interesting architecture. It has also been thoughtfully renovated and modernized, with a new addition that has a breakfast area, mudroom, entertainment area/office, laundry and a separate heating and air-conditioning system. The kitchen features state-of-the-art stainless steel appliances.

Downside: Revolutionary War history buffs may be your new best friends.

See for yourself: An open house is scheduled for 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, June 3.

Listing agent: John Buckley, Douglas Elliman

For more information about this property, click here.

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