At 45 acres, the Will-O-Woods estate in Croton has been one of the largest residential properties on the market in the Lower Hudson Valley.
Now for the first time in 82 years, it’ll have new owners.
David Turner, an associate broker for Houlihan Lawrence who has been marketing the majestic compound for more than two years, confirmed today that the prized estate is finally under contract. He wouldn’t confirm the sale prices, but it had been listed for $5.9 million.
Among other amenities, the estate boasts a gorgeous view on its own 8-acre lake that can been in this video I shot over the summer:
Recently, the Rosenthal family — owners of the estate since the 1930s — had sold about 50 acres to New York City to preserve the land for its watershed, bringing down the size and price of the property. However, at 45 acres it’s still one of the largest properties on the market in Westchester.
Located on Journey’s End Road, the property has 14 rooms, eight bedrooms and 6.5 bathrooms.
“It’s just beautiful,” Turner said. “When you stand on the lake, you feel like you’re in upstate New York in the Adirondacks or in Maine.”
Will-O-Woods has an interesting history.
In the 1920s, it was home to actor Holbrook Blinn, a Broadway and silent film star who died on the property after a fall from a horse in 1928.
It was then sold to an executive with the Ford Motor Company and then to Maurice Rosenthal, an official with Securities and Exchange Commission during the agency’s early years. The Rosenthals have owned it for four generations.