I have always loved this house, ever since I was a child. My best friend’s house over looked this one, and when we’d spend the summers playing
poker cards on their screened in porch, I’d look out through the trees and admire this house, which like the others surrounding it, is about 110 years old. Its claim to fame is that the poet Ogden “Candy is Dandy” Nash lived here, although I can’t find any evidence of that.
I loved the arched window with the detailing above it, and the Juliet balcony. I loved the quirky roofline and the odd assortment and arrangement of windows.
I loved the stone garages, the stone staircase with the terraces, the big stone terrace with the gated entrance built into it. We had friends who had a secret passage from their garage into the house, so I wonder what this is for!
Of course, I didn’t know the family who lived there, so I never saw the inside of the house. However, some of what I imagine are the original details remain, like the coffered ceiling and the board and batten walls in the front hall. I doubt it was painted white back then. Check out that newel post!
I love the back of this house, too. It looks like they’ve enclosed a porch on the terrace. You can see how high this house is above the one to the left, but there are still houses that look over this one! It’s on a very steep hill.
All in all, a pretty great house. Six bedrooms, five baths, one acre, although much of it’s hilly. $1.17 million.