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1900 Eclectic

Mount Vernon, New York 10552

1900 Elegant Hunting Lodge

Afternoon Sun Porch
Afternoon Sun Porch
Enclosed west facing porch, third fl terrace and pear trees
This historic hunting lodge, with its 9 fireplaces, was completed in 1900 on a 21 acre site in lower Westchester. The original owner was Glenn Ford McKinney, son of a John D. Rockefeller partner who later married Mark Twain’s niece Jean Webster, the author of Daddy Long-Legs.

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Main Entrance Facing South
Main Entrance Facing South
Mansard Red Slate Roof, 2 stories of large field stone and Greek style architectural elements
Front Entrance -Solid Quartersawn Oak Dutch Doors
Front Entrance -Solid Quartersawn Oak Dutch Doors
Classical entrance including original mosaic floor with Greek key motif. Stained-glass in the inner Dutch door includes the date 1900 and the initials of the owner Glenn Ford McKinney over the head of a moose
Stone Fireplace (1 of 9) in Great Hall
Stone Fireplace (1 of 9) in Great Hall
Quartersawn Oak flooring, wainscoting, beamed ceiling, pocket door to dining room, French doors to the East Porch (heated).
The Great Hall and Elegant Staircase
The Great Hall and Elegant Staircase
Quartersawn Oak flooring (herringbone pattern), wainscoting, Dutch doors, pocket doors, beamed ceiling, and intricate newel on dramatic staircase; stain glass window; decorative radiator.
Birds Eye Maple Master Bedroom
Birds Eye Maple Master Bedroom
Classical Birds eye maple fireplace mantel and wood work, pine flooring, one of three large windows, 9 foot ceiling; the other 2 rooms in master suite have solid maple (with built-in wardrobes, desk, drawers and cabinets) and solid oak with curved walls, classical oak fireplace mantel with mirror and an exit to a terrace; the bathroom in the suite has original subway tiles.
Afternoon Porch
Afternoon Porch
Large enclosed porch facing west with view of rolling property, pear trees,evergreens and bamboo along the fence line
Morning Porch
Morning Porch
Heated enclosed porch with flagstone floor is surrounded by mature azaleas, rhododendrons and holly
Formal Dining Room
Formal Dining Room
Large dining room continues the quartersawn oak of the Great Hall but is stained, built in cabinets on either side of the fireplace, beamed ceiling and a hidden wine cabinet in the wainscoting
3rd Floor Apartment
3rd Floor Apartment
Orginally the "Billiard Room", this space with a very high ceiling, original skylight and French doors leading to a west facing terrace is part of the 1500 sq.ft.
Bedrooms 7
Full Baths 4
Half Baths 2
Heated Sq. Ft. 5,777
Unheated Sq. Ft. 600
Stories 2.5
Acres 0.8


  • 1st Floor Bath
  • Breakfast Room
  • Finished Basement
  • Library
  • Walk out Basement
  • Master bedroom upstairs
  • 2 Car Garage
  • Driveway - Paved
  • Fenced Yard
  • Gated Entry
  • Patio
  • Storm Windows
  • 2nd Staircase
  • Built-in Bookcases
  • Built-in Cabinets
  • Ceramic Tile
  • Grand staircase
  • Original wood windows
  • Skylight
  • Wood floors
  • City sewer
  • City water supply
  • Oil Heating
  • Security System
  • Cast Iron Radiators
  • 10-foot Ceilings
  • Pocket Doors
  • Stained Glass Window(s)
  • Transoms
  • 2 Kitchens (1st & 3rd)
  • 9 Fireplaces

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In the 1920s, when the McKinney lot was subdivided, the house was acquired by a New York banker whose family owned it until 1995. During their tenure the house was altered to make it more flexible. A large bedroom on the third floor was converted into a kitchen, the third floor “trunk room” into a bathroom and a door was added on the second floor, essentially making two houses. The large kitchen on the first floor was made smaller to allow a hallway from the back door to reach the back stairs. The north side of the house has its own entrance on a dead end street, Tower Place, its own driveway parking, private patio and fenced off yard.

The main entrance, at the very north end of Hayward Avenue, is accessed through two pillars and iron gates. The property is, for the most part, fenced in and contains numerous trees and shrubs – cedars, pines, evergreens, pears, tulip, oak, azaleas, rhododendrons, forsythia-- ornamental grasses and bamboo (clumping) which gives it a park like setting.

Archived in July, 2012

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