A Civil War-era property with a LEED Silver certification for green buildings in New York state is listed for $ 11.25 million, according to sales agents.
The six bedroom, nine bathroom house in Garrison dates back to 1864 when it was commissioned by Samuel Sloan, a railroad conductor, and his wife Margaret. But the Gothic-style country house overlooking the Hudson Valley was completely renovated in 2014 with a series of eco-friendly, energy-efficient improvements, according to realtors Richard Phan of Douglas Elliman and Kenneth Moore of Classiques Modernes International Realty.
“One of the most unique things is the LEED silver certification,” said Moore, referring to an improved rating by the US Green Building Council.
The house now has geothermal energy, solar energy, improved insulation, a rainwater retention system and a green roof, among other energy-efficient improvements, according to the listing. Recovered local bricks were also used for the renovated facade during the renovation.
Other amenities added during the renovation include a steam room, sauna, saltwater hot tub, and an entertainment area that leads to the outdoor swimming pool, dining pavilion, and pergola, the listing says. An elevator was also installed.
The classic layout includes a drawing room, music room, formal dining room, library, 12 fireplaces, and an eat-in kitchen, according to the listing.
Sloan was President of the Delaware, Lackawanna & Western Railroad for 32 years and Senator of New York State for two years. He died in 1907, leaving the property to his son Samuel Sloan Jr. and his wife Katherine.
The property, which was once over 100 acres, is now just over 16 acres, the listing says. It features lawns with reflective sculptural spheres, landscaped gardens including an area called “ruins” interspersed with columns in Greek and Roman styles.
There’s also a grotto with a gravity fed well, said Mr. Phan.
“People will love just hanging out down there by the grotto overlooking the Hudson Valley and the Hudson River,” he said. “You have the feeling of being far away from New York.”
In reality, it’s only about an hour from town, the agent added.
The home was last traded for just under $ 3.75 million in 2010, according to PropertyShark records. The sellers were not available to comment.
This article originally appeared on Manor Global.