A Mamaroneck Home Built for a Famous Beer Brewer in 1950 Seeks $4M
While Budweiser might be one of the oldest American beers widely known today, an even older brewing brand was once a household name. The F&M Schaefer Brewing Company of Brooklyn, founded in 1842, long made Schaefer beer in New York City.
One of its leaders made home a little further away from the NYC brewing headquarters, however. This residence in Mamaroneck was built for Rudolph J. Schaefer, Jr. in 1950 and is now for sale asking $3.95 million.
Brewed up in a collaborative effort, according to North of NYC, Royal Barry Wills designed the home with much input from Schaefer, who had originally wanted to be an architect. Instead, he became the President of Schaefer Brewing Company shortly after Rudolph Sr, passed. The home features special materials that would be hard to get your hands on today, including hearthstones from the Dime Savings Bank in New York City. Additionally, the mosaic of cobblestones seen in the courtyard preceding the house came from Third Avenue, collected from under an elevated train near Rudolph (Rudie) and his wife Lucia’s first apartment.
Undoubtedly sentimental, the home Schaefer created is also picturesque and spacious. It boasts 8,332 square feet on approximately 5.5 acres, which transform through the seasons beautifully. And did we mention the sunroom?
Adding to the splendor, it has a putting green, golf simulator room, a home gym, and a full wet bar. In total, there are seven bedrooms and seven bathrooms, including a two-bedroom carriage house and a caretaker’s apartment. All of this abuts a prestigious golf club, which once hosted the US Open.
Pollena Forsman of Houlihan Lawrence holds the Westchester County listing, which is just a quick ride from the city.