The Hudson Valley’s Legendary Circa-1864 Sloan Estate Lists for $11.25M
It’s all the rage to make homes look like a mix of old and new, but it’s impossible to replicate the sense of the past that historic estates exude. Much like this rare property in the Hudson Valley, known as Sloan Estate, does. Built in 1864, it has a long story weaved into its 16+ acres. And for $11.25 million, the picturesque slice of Garrison, NY can be yours.
Originally called Oulagisket, the estate was commissioned by industrialist Samuel Sloan Sr. and his wife, Margaret Elmendorf Sloan. Back then, it encompassed hundreds of acres and held three manors constructed as wedding presents for their children, plus the main house first designed in a Gothic style. Altogether, it served as the couple’s country home.
The railroad magnate died in 1907, and that same year his son, Samuel Sloan Jr., and daughter-in-law, Katherine, took residency of the estate. Putting their spin on the main house, they gave it an Italianate-style flair and expanded it. Even the land got a refresh. Fletcher Steele, one of America’s most renowned landscape architects, reimagined the grounds. His contribution of ‘The Ruins’ and a grotto/pool with fountains still remains today.
Over a hundred years later, the home transformed again in 2014 at the hands of River Architects. Some of the new elements seen today include a Greek Revival façade, a second-floor loggia, and an ornate marble fountain. Eco-friendly features were also incorporated, earning the home LEED Silver Certification as a passive house.
The structure’s footprint has changed quite a bit in 157 years, but now it stands at 11,800 square feet with six bedrooms, six full baths, and three half baths. On the entertaining floor (doesn’t everyone have one of those?), there are four wings. The amenity wing may easily become the favorite with a sauna, steam room, hot tub, and lounge that opens to the gorgeous outdoor pool.
With no shortage of lavish spaces to discover and sweeping views of the Catskills, this home is a history buff’s ultimate find. Richard Phan of Douglas Elliman and Kenneth Moore of Classiques Modernes hold the listing.