This spectacular Victorian home speaks of the past yet is ready for the future. Owned originally by the Morton's, an early Croton family, this home is rich in Croton's history. The porch was originally open, now with its octagonal addition, is the supreme living space reflecting Victoriana at its best. Enormous windows take in the Hudson River view and make this room perfect for contemporary entertaining.
The superb center hall with its high ceilings is graced by a magnificent staircase. The newel post has delicious carvings and the turnings on the spindles are absolutely gorgeous. The formal living room and dining room, like most rooms in the house have extraordinary stained glass windows. Their window bays have exquisite arches and brackets as well as eleven over two with stained glass panes. Indeed, there are 52 windows in this home, all of which have been restored and have custom built storms. Both these rooms feature functional pocket doors of beautiful oak. There are two other parlors, one is a family room and the other, the morning room.
The housekeeping room has tiled floors and wainscoting that are entirely appropriate to the period. If you take a look at the pictures you will see the touches of whimsy reflected in the signs above the entry doors. All the kitchen cabinetry is custom designed and rises to the tin ceiling. The tile work here reflects that in the keeping room, though of course, there is some granite counter top. A back staircase has an entry from here as well as the keeping room and goes to the second floor.
The master bedroom suite is on the second floor; there is the sewing room/ nursery with views to the river, the bedroom itself with a decorative fireplace, a dressing room and master bath. The master bath is accessible from the hallway as well. There are four other rooms on this level- bedrooms, office, playroom?
There is a huge bonus space; the attic is easily accessed with a real staircase, it is bright, has water and is graced on every exposure by exquisite stained glass windows. While unheated, it is a great work or play area. This is Croton-on-Hudson's preeminent Victorian.