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c. 1795 Colonial

197 Cedar Ln
Ossining, New York

John Cheever Estate Colonial

Front view, from stream
Front view, from stream
This historic and literary landmark was waiting for the right person to write its latest chapter.
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Left side view
Left side view
Extensive Stone Terracing
Extensive Stone Terracing
Mature Landscaping and Perennials
Mature Landscaping and Perennials
Front, from distance
Front, from distance
Stream and stone pool
Stream and stone pool
Library or Living Room
Library or Living Room
Library Fireplace
Library Fireplace
Living Room or Dining Room
Living Room or Dining Room
Master Bedroom
Master Bedroom

Features (cont.)

  • Walk-In Closets
  • Wood floors
  • Shingle Roof: Asphalt shingle
  • Dishwasher
  • Oil Heating
  • Septic Tank
  • Butler's Pantry
  • Claw-foot Tub(s)
  • Steam Radiators
  • Attic could be finished
  • Extensive Stone Terracing
  • Large Artist Studio
  • Perennial Plantings
  • Stream and stone pool
Bedrooms 4
Full Baths 3
Heated Sq. Ft. 2,688
Acres 4.9

Features.

  • 1st Floor Bath
  • 1st Floor Bedroom
  • Attic
  • Dining room
  • Kitchen
  • Library
  • Living room
  • Walk-Up Attic
  • Master bedroom upstairs
  • Pond
  • Built-in Bookcases
  • Built-in Cabinets
  • 2 Fireplaces: Wood
  • Original wood windows

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More About This House

Historic and literary landmark is waiting for the right person to write its latest chapter. This stone colonial on almost 5 landscaped acres originally built in 1795 and thoroughly renovated in 1921 by the same architect who designed the Oval Office for Franklin Roosevelt. Since 1961, this estate was owned by John Cheever, the Pulitzer Prize winning American writer. Charm and historic details throughout. Large living room on first floor; large library on second floor, both with wideboard floors and fireplaces. Large master suite with dressing room and bath, connected directly to contemporary style writing studio (built 1981) with skylight , and wood burning stove. 3 additional bedrooms, 2 additional baths, full walk up attic. Two full length front porches, stone patios, extensive stone terracing and perennial plantings. Stream with small waterfall and ponds.

If you want to know more about the history of this house, start here: http://www.newyorker.com/books/page-turner/closing-book-cheevers-house

Surrounding Area

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History

John Cheever on buying his first home at 197 Cedar:

"The closing; and so I have at last bought a house. Coming home on the train, Mary speaks of the complexity of our lives … and it does seem rich and vast, like the history of China. We move books. To Holy Communion, where I first express my gratitude for safe travels, luck with money, love, and children. I pray that our life in the new house will be peaceful and full. I pray to be absolved of my foolishness and to be returned to the liveliness, the acuteness of feeling, that seems to be my best approach to things."

SOLD

Sold 10/05/2016 for $308,750 with additional seller concessions.

Archived in December, 2016

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