NY home of puppeteer John Henson lists for M

NY home of puppeteer John Henson lists for $5M

This historic residence in Saugerties, New York, as soon as owned by the late puppeteer John Henson, son of Muppets creator Jim Henson, is available on the market for $4.99 million.

That’s a steep drop from its 2015 asking value of $12 million. Henson purchased the property for $4.2 million in 2004.

The vendor is John’s widow, actress/producer Gyongyi Henson. Generally known as Vivid Financial institution, the house, at 33 Barclay St, overlooks the Hudson River.

It was in-built 1855 — as soon as a part of a 1,000-acre farm — and sits on 80 riverfront acres. It additionally comes with rights to revive a deep-water dock.  

The eight-bedroom, six-bath house is 7,275 sq. ft.

A restoration of the house has begun however has not been accomplished. That features demolishing the inside whereas preserving the unique architectural particulars — from the doorways to fireplaces, moldings, window carvings, radiators, staircase, inside shutters, uncovered brick and parquet flooring. There’s additionally a brand new “state-of-the-art” infrastructure with up to date water and fuel traces, and a brand new septic system.

The eight-bedroom residence sports activities 7,275 sq. feetLaszloimage / Courtesy of Corcoran

On the third flooring, twin Juliette balconies had been added whereas the basement degree was additionally up to date with poured concrete and radiant warmth — and the basement as soon as reportedly had entry to an Underground Railroad tunnel.

There’s additionally an authentic fountain between the primary residence and a two-bedroom caretaker’s residence with a fire, in-built 1948 — and loads of room for a pool, tennis courts and vegetable gardens.

There’s additionally an up to date horse barn and an artist’s studio created from a former icehouse that includes a kitchenette, powder room and spruce-board flooring constituted of a tree discovered on the property.

As well as, the property options a number of storage sheds and an authentic stone staircase. The gated property additionally boasts a greenhouse with radiant flooring and a brand new fuel furnace.

The itemizing dealer is “Million Greenback Itemizing New York” star Steve Gold and Richard Vizzini of Corcoran.  

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