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This Modern-Day Gilded Age Mansion Has A Two-Story Library

A 2,000-year-old artifact found during its construction is now on view at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
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When construction crews were building an 18,000-square-foot mansion on the former site of a 20th-century castle in Tarrytown, New York in 2015, they happened upon an unusual artifact: a 2,000-year-old Roman tombstone that is now in the collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Work on the gargantuan house, which is one of 13 in a development "created in the spirit of the Gilded Age" called Greystone on Hudson, finished last month. It could now be yours for $13 million.

The three-story house is on three acres that overlook the Hudson River and Tappan Zee Bridge.


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The property was formerly the site of Greystone Castle, built by John D. Rockefeller's Standard Oil partner Josiah Macy.


During the Gilded Age, families like the Astors, Rockefellers, and Morgans had estates in this area of Tarrytown known as Millionaires' Row. Macy's widow purchased a Roman tombstone from Rome's Villa Vorghese for the original Graystone Castle in 1893 and had it installed in the house. In 1976, the 19th-century mansion burned down, and the Roman relic was lost in the charred foundation, only to be uncovered 40 years later.

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The house contains a nod to the Morgan family.


The two-story library is modeled on the Pierpont Morgan's Manhattan library, which he built next to his Madison Avenue mansion in 1906.

The home is the second one built in the Greystone on Hudson development.


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The first one sold within nine days for $9 million.

Its reception area has 20-foot ceilings.


The kitchen features Sub-Zero and Wolf appliances.


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Natural light fills the living space.


Here's the dining room.


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This is one of nine bedrooms.


Here's one of 11 full bathrooms.


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The home's stone material comes from its surroundings.


"One of the most impressive things to me is the gray stones used throughout the property," listing agent Owen Berkowitz of Douglas Elliman told Mansion Global. "Full-time stone masons hand-cut and hand-crafted stones actually from the property to be used in the exterior, the walls, and the fireplace."

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Here's one of the outdoor entertaining spaces.


There are private terraces on the second floor.


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Oh, and there's an indoor basketball court too.


It's located on the lower level along with a second kitchen, home theater, and wine cellar.

For $13 million, it could be yours.


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This story originally appeared on Townandcountrymag.com.
* Minor edits have been made by the Townandcountry.ph editors.

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