Colonel Heman Dowd House

$ 685,000
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Contact Agent
MLS #3538085
Contact nameFran Lichtman
Contact phone646-734-3718
Year built1903
StatusMove-in Ready
Home area5,876 sqft
Lot Area0.84 acres
Half Baths2


This historic architectural gem is located in the Seven Oaks Historic District. Highlights of the gracious nine-bedroom, 3.2 bath CHC include grand rooms and entryway, ten feet ceilings, beautiful doors and archways, spectacular millwork, working pocket doors, oversized windows, leaded and stained glass windows, stunning staircase with landing, window seats, three-season porch, extraordinary dining room overlooking a park like backyard, nine fireplaces, each with different stonework and mantels (two with wood burning stove). There have been only three owners since new. Electric, plumbing, and heating systems have been updated yet original details have been retained including servants’ call buttons and speaking tube, and an original claw foot tub and fixtures in the third-floor bathroom. Architectural plans and photos detailing the history of the house are included.

Built in 1903, this house is a fine example of the Colonial Revival style, which flourished in the United States between 1880 and 1950 and reflected Americans’ fascination with the homes of early English and Dutch settlers. Architect Robert S. Stephenson, a student of the renowned architectural firm of McKim, Mead, and White, designed the residence for Colonel Heman Dowd, a prominent New York City banking executive. The house incorporates both Georgian and Dutch architectural influences that can be seen in the front portico with columns, the entrance door with triangular pediment and sidelights, the second-floor Palladian window, quoining along the corners of the house, and the Dutch gambrel roof. The interior contains a traditional Colonial Revival center hall with a grand stairway leading to the second floor.


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