Affectionately known as the Big House, this beautifully restored manor-style home counts America’s first president among its list of illustrious visitors. George Washington met General Lafayette at the property during the Revolutionary War, and Martha Washington visited him there on multiple occasions. The 5,500-square-foot residence is built of local fieldstone with 23-inch-thick walls on land that was once owned by the first mayor of New York, William Merritt.
The original build date of the four-bedroom, four-bath home is believed to be around 1738, but the kitchen wing may date back as far as 1685. A slew of 18th-century finishes and touches abound throughout the home, from white-pine paneling in the living room to period cabinetry in the dining room. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places and distinguished as one of the oldest houses in America, the residence is currently on sale through Ellis Sotheby’s International Realty for $2.25 million.