$45M waterfront estate, property owned by Mariah Carey top 2021 real estate stories

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There were some spectacular properties listed for sale in 2021 with some selling for record prices. Here are some of the top sales and listings lohud reported on this year:

1. $45 million: Dutchess County property a record-setter

This custom-built house in Hyde Park is on the market for $45 million, listed with Corcoran Country Living.
This custom-built house in Hyde Park is on the market for $45 million, listed with Corcoran Country Living.

If it gets anywhere near its $45 million list price, a home in Hyde Park will shatter sale-price records for single-family homes in Dutchess County.

Ledgerock, a modern glass and limestone masterpiece, perched on a jagged rock ledge at the edge of the Hudson River, is notable for another reason: it could never be built again. Current zoning and setback laws now require all new homes must be at least 100 feet away from the banks of the river.

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2. $11.3 million: Two broken records

A home on the waterfront in the village of Larchmont has set a record: The sale of 25 Park Avenue for $11.3 million was the highest price ever paid for a residential property in the village, according to OneKey MLS. The next highest sale?

It was the same property, purchased by the sellers for $10.4 million in 2006. Current status: Sold

3. $11 million: Gilded age in Garrison

With sweeping views of West Point, the Hudson Highlands and the Catskills, the 16-acre property, once known as Oulagisket, was commissioned in 1864 by industrialist and railroad magnate Samuel Sloan Sr. and wife Margaret Elmendorf Sloan as their country home.

Sloan was the longtime president of the Delaware Lackawanna & Western Railroad. When he passed away, his son inherited the estate and changed the name to Lisburne Grange. Current status: The price has dropped to $9.5 million.

4. $10 million: An empty lot in Bedford

This is the mansion that once stood on an empty parcel now for sale in Bedford. Mariah Carey and her former husband Tommy Mottola built the house in 1993; it burned down in 1999.
This is the mansion that once stood on an empty parcel now for sale in Bedford. Mariah Carey and her former husband Tommy Mottola built the house in 1993; it burned down in 1999.

Twenty two years ago, a magnificent Westchester County property, described as "one of the most beautiful houses ever built," went up in flames. The 22,000-square-foot nine bedroom hilltop Bedford mansion — with seven fireplaces, a ballroom, conservatory, pistol range, indoor and outdoor pools, and a recording studio — was built in 1993 by singer Mariah Carey and Tommy Mottola, who was the chief executive officer of Sony Music. At the time, the couple were married, later selling the property after they divorced. The house burned down in December 1999. The10-acre property, which still shows a pool and two gazebos, went on the market in 2020. Current status: On the market

5. $4.95 million: Hollywood retreat

Known as Treetops, this gated estate in Sparkill was the weekend retreat of the late Hollywood actress Arlene Dahl, who appeared in more than 30 films during her career, including "Three Little Words," with Red Skelton and Bing Crosby, "Woman’s World," and "Journey to the Center of the Earth." In her later years she appeared as fan favorite Lucinda on the ABC soap opera "One Life to Live." Dahl was the mother of actor Lorenzo Lamas. Current status: On the market.

6. $4.2 million: Fallingwater in Garrison

Fallingwater, the Frank Lloyd Wright-designed home in southwest Pennsylvania, is among the most iconic homes in the world.

It was built in 1939 for the Kaufmann family. Edgar Kaufmann jr. inherited Fallingwater after his father's death in 1955 and later donated it to the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy. In 1975, he and his life partner, the architect and designer Paul Mayén, built their own impressive home in Garrison called Water Run which features unique touches such as an indoor pool and a red tiled corridor. Status: On the market for $3.75 million.

7. $3.9 million: From a beer baron to the Clintons?

The classic New England-style house set on 5.5 acres at 1016 Old White Plains Road in Mamaroneck was built for beer baron Rudolf Schaefer Jr., the longtime president of the Schaefer Brewing Company and one of the more famous members of the Larchmont Yacht Club.

Hillary and Bill Clinton were rumored to be interested in the property in 1999. “We were not going to get into a bidding war against the Clintons,” said the current owners. Status: Off the market

8. $3.85 million: Fit for 'The Greatest Showman'

A Westchester equestrian property has just sold for $3.85 million.
A Westchester equestrian property has just sold for $3.85 million.

Long before it was part of the film, “The Greatest Show on Earth,” Bailey Circus emerged as one of the country’s original circuses, founded in the early 19th century by Hachaliah Bailey. His son, George Fox Bailey, who joined him in the traveling circus and menagerie, owned this property in the 1840s. Now known as Autumn Farms, the 22-acre property included a five bedroom home, pool, putting green, gardens, and equestrian facilities. Status: Just sold

9. $2.95 million: British General 'slept' here in 1777

A brick Georgian mansion in Kinderhook served as a prison, of sorts, for British General John Burgoyne following the defeat at the Second Battle of Saratoga in 1777.

According the real estate listing, Gen. Burgoyne was "entertained as a prisoner of war" at the home at 24 Broad St., now called the "Burgoyne House," which was built in 1765. Current status: On the market

10. $1.95 million: Built for the 'belle of Honolulu

A grand mansion, on one of the best blocks in the Columbia County city of Hudson, was built in 1906 as a hunting lodge for Mr. and Mrs. Morgan Jones – he was a soap heir, and she was a noted suffragist who was known as the "Belle of Honolulu."

Called Tiger House, the 17-room home remained a private residence until 1980, when it became an upscale nursing home. In 2005, Dini Lamot and Windle Davis, long-time partners and former band members of the 1980s new wave band Human Sexual Response, renovated the mansion and turned it into a bed-and-breakfast, the Inn at Hudson. Current status: Sold

Karen Croke is the features editor for lohud.com and poughkeepsiejournal.com. Find my stories here. Reach me at kcroke1@lohud.com

This article originally appeared on Rockland/Westchester Journal News: Mariah Carey, $45 million estate top 2021 lohud real estate stories