Yankee Legend Lou Gehrig Once Owned This New Rochelle Charmer Now Up for Sale
A 17-season star for the New York Yankees, Lou Gehrig’s legendary status in the baseball world lives on and on. In the realm of real estate, however, Gehrig’s moves are lesser known. This New Rochelle home he purchased in 1927 is a charming residence just 14 miles north of Yankee Stadium. Almst 100 years since he acquired it, the redone home is listed for $1.459 million.
Gehrig joined the New York Yankees in 1923, where his athleticism and skill earned him the nickname “The Iron Horse.” The baseball legend, who settled into the position of first baseman, continued his career up until his diagnosis of ALS in 1939, the same year in which he delivered his renowned “Luckiest Man on the Face of the Earth” farewell speech at Yankee Stadium. Gehrig originally purchased this home for his parents, who he graciously praised in the speech as well.
The 3,154-square-foot house is located in Residence Park, a neighborhood known for its long-standing period homes. Built in 1895, the Colonial keeps its historic integrity after careful updates. From its lattice windows to its crisp front porch, the charming exterior is just first base.
Inside, a sitting room fitted with parquet floors and an ornate fireplace make for cozy entertaining, while the new kitchen will surely make dinner parties a home run. The current owners also gave it new electrical, new plumbing, new windows, and a new roof. The endearing home spans three levels, including four bedrooms and four bathrooms.
A quaint property with a major legacy, Glorianne Mattesi of Douglas Elliman no doubt hopes to hit a home run for the sellers of this storied listing.