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

Live a vibrant life in Larchmont in the Manor House, the most historically significant house on one of the largest land parcels in the Village.

Dating back to 1797, the Federal-style Colonial at 18 Elm Avenue was built as a country house for Peter Jay Munro, a nephew of John Jay, the first Chief Justice of the United States. 

Today, grandeur meets glamour in this one-of-a-kind historical treasure, reimagined for modern living thanks to a recent top-to-bottom renovation and modernization. 

Infused with a bright, eclectic vibe, bold colors and designer-chic accents that harmonize with its period architecture, the Manor House has been renovated like no other.

The breathtaking 6,723 square foot home is spread across 3 levels and now features six bedrooms, four full bathrooms and two partial baths.  

The historic home has a rich array of appealing architectural details, including oversized and graciously proportioned rooms with 9 to 12 foot ceilings; four chimneys and eight fireplaces; hardwood and parquet floors; classic moldings and chair rails; oversized windows and doors; and wide hallways and doorways that flood the home with natural light.

The owner’s bespoke renovations transformed the home from formal to fun and functional, with luxury amenities and a high-end bespoke aesthetic that perfectly compliments the original charm.

A new master suite, new high-end designer bathrooms with radiant-heat floors, lower level rumpus room, updated electrical and plumbing systems and new picture windows and glass doors are just a few of the upgrades to be enjoyed. 

The grand entry foyer with a curved center staircase and wood flooring in a stylish black-and-white checkerboard pattern is a showstopper, welcoming guests to the incomparable home.

The first floor features an ideal floorplan, graciously flowing from the front porch to the rear, to the living, dining and family rooms, study and chefs kitchen. Throughout the home, custom wainscoting and gallery art walls are perfect for art lovers to display their creative treasures. 

Perched on one of the largest properties in the Village, an unheard of 1.44 acres of manicured gardens, the Manor House is a private oasis in the heart of a thriving seaside neighborhood.

Large front and rear architectural covered porches with multiple seating and dining areas, make the home ideal for entertaining. Additional outdoor amenities include gardens with mature trees, a large flat lawn that has been sited for a pool and is also perfect for a wide range of sports and recreation activities. 

Step out the front door and walk everywhere Larchmont has to offer, from shops, beach, park, schools and trains offering a quick ride to Manhattan. Make your own history in this Larchmont gem. 

Steeped in history, the Manor House has been home to a number of high-profile owners who played important roles in the development of Larchmont.

Such as shipping magnate Edward Knight Collins who occupied the residence in 1845  and gave the estate the name of ‘Larchmont’ after the row of larch trees planted to provide the home privacy. 

To read more about the home’s history and notable owners, click here

Pollena Forsman

Associate Real Estate Broker

Larchmont Brokerage

M(914) 420-8665 O(914) 420-8665 View Website

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