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    North of NYC North of NYC By Houlihan Lawrence By Houlihan Lawrence by


    History at Every Turn

    If  walls could talk, the walls at Sassafras Farm would speak volumes about the rich history of South Salem. Nestled within an historic estate area, Sassafras Farm enjoys an unusual provenance as it was once part of the vast holdings of the Reverend Solomon Mead, one of the area's  founding fathers who settled here  in 1748. A highly successful farmer and a driving force on the local scene,  Solomon served as the pastor of the South Salem Church for nearly 50 years and his descendents remained active locally for generations.

    This beautiful country estate, which eventually became the home of Solomon's son Clark,  has been fully restored and occupies a spectacular 20-acre setting with a majestic 18th century home, circa 1860 carriage house, antique barn/studio and a 5-bay garage. In addition to a pool and a lighted tennis court, the fine recreational amenities include extensive equestrian facilities including indoor and outdoor rings, and access to Lake Truesdale and its sandy beach.