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Historic Irvington Mansion Blends Old-Age Charm With 21st Century Living

The home at 2 El Retiro in Irvington is on the market for $9,495,000.
The home at 2 El Retiro in Irvington is on the market for $9,495,000. Photo Credit: Courtesy of William Raveis Legends Realty Group
The kitchen has updated, state-of-the-art appliances.
The kitchen has updated, state-of-the-art appliances. Photo Credit: Courtesy of William Raveis Legends Realty Group
A look at the home from ground level.
A look at the home from ground level. Photo Credit: Courtesy of William Raveis Legends Realty Group
Hand-carved fireplaces can be found throughout the home.
Hand-carved fireplaces can be found throughout the home. Photo Credit: Courtesy of William Raveis Legends Realty Group
The dining room has large windows that offer astonishing views.
The dining room has large windows that offer astonishing views. Photo Credit: Courtesy of William Raveis Legends Realty Group
The home includes a spacious master bedroom.
The home includes a spacious master bedroom. Photo Credit: Courtesy of William Raveis Legends Realty Group
The adjoining guest house features an indoor pool.
The adjoining guest house features an indoor pool. Photo Credit: Courtesy of William Raveis Legends Realty Group
A stone patio with outdoor fireplace connects the mansion to a newly-renovated guest house.
A stone patio with outdoor fireplace connects the mansion to a newly-renovated guest house. Photo Credit: Courtesy of William Raveis Legends Realty Group

IRVINGTON, N.Y. – An Irvington mansion with history and character seamlessly blends with 21st century living.

The former home of New York City developer Michael Paterno rivals most new construction, according to William Raveis agents Pam Eskind and Vicki Wessel. The home, which was built in 1912, has seven bedrooms, 7.5 baths and sits on 2.2 acres near the Hudson River. Click here for complete property details on the $9,495,000 listing.

“The homeowners painstakingly renovated and restored the estate keeping its unique characteristics intact. Most extraordinary is the Guest House that mirrors the style and quality of her larger sister," Eskind said.

The home blends the beauty of the past with the latest in technology. For instance, the heating and cooling system in this Mediterranean style home is a Geo Thermal cogeneration system, which results in higher efficiency and lower emissions. The space-age comfort system stands in stark contrast to the original stained glass windows and hand-carved fireplaces.

Wessel said, “The house has been totally updated, every aspect has been re-done and many features preserved. There are details that are unique to the home and the period in which it was built.”

The property, named Villa Verde, includes two residences. The 11,357 square foot main mansion has soaring ceilings, original stained glass windows and doors, Juliette balconies, terracotta roof, terraces and stone patios.

The master bedroom features two fireplaces, a luxurious spa bath and sitting room. All of the rooms have the elegance and charm of a bygone era, and the kitchen has the added bonus of state-of-the-art appliances.

Marble floors contrast with richly hued wide-plank floors, finely crafted moldings, custom plaster work and vaulted ceilings.

The family room centers on the floor to ceiling Palladian windows, fireplace, and doors that lead to a bluestone patio with an exterior fireplace.

A stone patio with an outdoor fireplace connects the mansion to a newly renovated 3,000 sq ft Guest House. The Guest House, with its stucco exterior, graceful archways and clay tile roof, has three bedrooms, three bathrooms and a two-car garage.

An adjoining pool house creates a spa-like retreat that includes an indoor heated pool with diving board, sauna, and full bath. The pool is surrounded by glass walls, skylights and French doors with views of the marvelous outdoor landscape, while still maintaining total privacy.

The nearby Old Croton Aqueduct Trail offers residents easy access to hiking, biking, walking and running.

“The potential buyer will be impressed that Villa Verde is an original estate yet exudes a contemporary flair and caters to a modern lifestyle," Eskind said.

Wessel said the home also offers conveniences such as a 35 minute commute to New York City and easy access to recreational outlets. “The owners have preserved history and created modern space in renovating it,’’ she said. “That’s what today’s buyer is looking for.”

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