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Location: Sleepy Hollow, N.Y.
The Skinny: The setting for the spooky Washington Irving tale The Legend of Sleepy Hollow—which featured the terrifying Headless Horseman—the historic hamlet of Sleepy Hollow, N.Y. was actually known as North Tarrytown prior to 1996, when residents voted to officially rename the village to honor Irving's classic story. The "listless repose of the place" has certainly survived since Irving's time, at least in this deserted mansion. A 9,200-square-foot product of the Gilded Age—when families like the Rockefellers sought solace here on the banks of the Hudson—this mansion currently sits empty, with ten bedrooms, six bathrooms, five fireplaces, classic detailing, and some pretty creepy wrought-iron light fixtures. That said, the $1.2M asking price seems quite low, given the space, acreage, and easy access to NYC.
· 141 Webber Avenue [Zillow]
- Washington Irving