Famed French-born pianist Helene Grimaud has a new home in Westchester with a sprawling property and horse barn.
The founder of an internationally-recognized wolf conservation project based in South Salem, Grimaud has bought a roughly 6.5-acre property at 736 Titucus Road in North Salem for $2.3 million, according to Westchester County land records. The purchase was recorded on Jan. 10.
The two-story house is a colonial style built in the 1840s. It has three bedrooms with updated features including a modern kitchen and air conditioning. On a dirt road overlooking the Titicus River it has a barn and convenient access to riding trails of northern Westchester.
Grimaud was born in Aix-en-Provence and had classical piano training and an established concert career.
In 1996 she and J. Henry Fair founded the Wolf Conservation Center based in South Salem to celebrate the endangered Mexican gray wolf. In 1999 the center was incorporated taking on volunteer teachers and hosting galas and fundraisers. In 2010 the first litter of wolf pups were born in Westchester County.