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19th century American painter Francis Edmonds built an extraordinary home in what was then regarded as the country. One hundred and fifty six years after the artist died his former home and studio is on the market. Constructed in 1850 the artisans who built it were stone masons employed by Alexander Masterton of Tuckahoe marble, the same quarry that provided the base of the Washington Monument in Washington, DC. Set on a hill top it has commanding views of Manhattan from the tower which gave the house its name, Crows Nest, after the lookout on a ships mast.  

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The Crow's Nest occupies an envious perch in the village of Bronxville.

The Bronxville Historical Conservancy describes it as, "among Bronxville’s oldest and finest homes."

As the name implies, the property and its Gothic Revival mansion sit on a hill with glorious views over southern Westchester all the way to the New York City skyline in the distance.

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See works by Francis Edmonds below: 

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Learn more about the artist, here

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