Is this the Oldest home in the United States for sale today? White Plains Greenburgh Historic Home for Sale

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Step back in time to the grace and coziness of early colonial times,  with the comfort of all the modern conveniences.

 Pine Tree Corners White Plains Greenburgh Oldest Home

Pine Tree Corners

5 Old Knollwood Rd.

White Plains, NY 10607

A Genuine American Classic...

East wing was constructed in 1685, the family room (Original Kitchen) features a massive fireplace with swinging crane for cooking pots and original beamed ceilings that display blackened bark and the timber floor of the bedroom above.  It was the dower house of the Philipse family - owners of Greenburgh and Yonkers. It was built as a wedding present for the daughter of the first Frederick Philipse.



In 1719-21 the west wing was added with bright, large, nicely finished rooms with pineapple door and window moldings.

 Great Living Room Addition Circa 1720


Great Dining room part of the 1720 addition

Pine Tree Corners name comes from bride and bridegroom white pines planted at the corner entry to the property, they were 200 years old when cut down in 1927.

 2 patios one in front one in back

The Bare family sold the property in 1906 to the Shrady family.  Dr. Shrady was a renowned cancer specialist who treated President Grant and the Czar of Russia. Dr Shrady's father was a schoolmate of Washington Irving and his grandfather fought on the American side during the Revolution. His son, Henry sculpted the equestrian statute of General Grant that stands in Washington D.C. on the west side of the Capitol facing the Lincoln Memorial.

 Pot Bellied Working stove was brought to home fr NYC

The home stayed in the Shrady family until 1963 when it was sold to a Yonkers contractor who erected the homes surrounding Pine Tree Corners.


There is a file in the Greenburgh Public Library and the house is featured in a Video History of the Town.  It is described in Greenburgh:  A Glimpse of Our Past, pp. 98-99.

2 Original Dutch Doors in the home.

The house is listed on the Westchester County Inventory of Historic Places (No owner restrictions) and believed to be the 4th oldest house in Westchester County.

 The updated part of the kitchen has an electric range and granite counters

Six Bedrooms, 3 Full and 2 Half Baths, oversize front to back living room and dining room, Historically correct hand split and fire treated cedar roof.  Copper flashing and poured lead around kitchen chimney.   (2 Car Garage). 2 Authentic Dutch doors. There is a fieldstone foundation and a town sewer connection.  The updated kitchen features modern electric stove and fully functional cast iron wood/coal burning stove- can still provide heat and bake. Mostly original hand made Windows .

 den is part of original 1685 home

Offered at $675,000                    Homes of Westchester  (914) 328-0821           


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Ken Tracy
Keller Williams Realty Infinity - Naperville, IL
Helping clients buy and sell since 2005

Hi Kevin.  Cool listing.

Those are some serious fireplaces!

I hope all is well,


Mar 02, 2011 09:32 AM #1
Mike Warfel
Bauer-Reno & Assoc. - Port Huron, MI
Associate Broker

Yes -- Me too- a very Cool Listing


Thank you

Mar 02, 2011 10:03 AM #2
David Popoff
DMK Real Estate - Darien, CT
Realtor®,SRS, Green ~ Fairfield County, Ct

Kevin, I love finding the history of a home, ours was built in 1928 just a baby compared to this one. When I was in construction we renovated part of the Roger Sherman Inn, New Canaan, Ct. The original part was from the 1700's and the bee-hive oven was still in-tack down in the basement.... a very cool project to say the least.

This place look great ~ a quick sale for sure.

Mar 02, 2011 11:13 AM #3
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