CROTON-ON-HUDSON, N.Y. — The former home of the famous artist Alexander Calder went on the market recently in Croton-on-Hudson. Calder is best known for his mobiles and stabiles - a group of moving parts that are suspended or balanced - and his giant metal animals.
The stone house at 134 Old Post Road North has been home to a series of other artists and notables. Muralists Kenyon Coxe, who painted the murals at the Wisconsin state capitol, and Jules Guer, who painted the murals at the Lincoln Memorial, lived there for a time. So did the diplomat and lawyer, Philip Jessup, who served as assistant secretary-general of what was to become the United Nations.
Tucked into a rocky hill overlooking the Hudson, the 5,400-square-foot main house is well-hidden from the road. It was built in 1917, and at that time sat on 11 acres. Today it sits on 2.6 acres. The asking price is $1,695,000. The real estate blog Curbed described the interior as “artless” and in need of a “thorough going over.”
Kerri Blank of North Country Sotheby's International has the listing. You can see more photos and read the full listing here.
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