Water Tower Roofdeck

The empire state building looks close enough to touch. When I had a party on this roof, I installed a merry-go-round. Can you imagine riding a merry-go-round next to the Empire State Building? This roofdeck can be rented in conjunction with the Penthouse Loft, The Gotham Loft or the Voyeur’s Loft which are on floors below it. The roof is accessible by a large elevator. Request a price for rental in conjunction with one of the lofts below.

Square footage: 3,000

Amenities/Details:

  • City Views
  • Elevator to roof
  • Roof deck

The Chinese Garden House

This glorious house, with its three koi ponds, waterfall, bridges, and rock formations, is incredibly calming and meditative. The design of the garden produces harmony through its views and concepts, and it creates an infinite space within an enclosed area. This authentic, impeccably maintained Chinese garden and house is a sheer delight. The fish are also very friendly; they look right at you and follow you around the perimeter of the pond.

Square footage: 5,000 square feet, 68 acres (mostly outdoors, but there are also two indoor pavilion rooms)

Amenities/Details:

  • Wedding friendly
  • Parking on the grounds for trailers and cars
  • Ponds with koi fish
  • A catering deck, catering tents
  • Heated indoor bathroom stalls

Stately Manor

The exterior of this house is unusually handsome and masculine for a Victorian, with bold lines, rounded walls, and muted colors. The interior, with its grand, staircase, built-in window seats, stained-glass windows, clawfoot tubs, and ornate fireplaces, is more traditional Victorian fare. The furniture is also Victorian, but there are some more modern 1950s pieces thrown in here and there. This house is filled to the brim with knick-knacks, art and glassware. There is a long outdoor terrace that runs along the back of the house to showcase the view of Manhattan and the water… and speaking of the view, it speaks for itself.

Square footage: 4,500

Amenities/Details:

  • Full kitchen
  • Driveway
  • Free parking on the street
  • Yard
  • Large terrace

 

Fort Hill Castle

Fort Hill was a British fort during the revolutionary war. While some of the tunnels and munitions are still buried in the hill, the fort no longer stands. In the late twenties, another fort-like structure was built as a home, Fort Hill Castle. This unique urban Mediterranean villa was commissioned by the original owners to resemble a specific castle in Spain. The garden, in full bloom from April through October, features a small pond, 112 varieties of flowering plant and flower, fountains, and statuary. Most of the interior walls in the home are currently painted white.

Square footage: 3,500 interior, 1/3 acre of land (Living room, dining room, sunroom, kitchen, bedrooms, art studio, 4 full bathrooms, powder room, library, billiard room, tower room, laundry room, bar room, 2 car garage)

Amenities/Details:

  • Furniture, artwork and props as seen in the pictures
  • Parking in the garage and driveway for trailers, trucks and cars, free on street parking
  • Gazebo (cover available for outdoor catering), 2 outdoor fireplaces

The Lakefront Lodge

This stately lodge, with its steeply pitched wood shingle roof and stone façade, wouldn’t be out of place in the English countryside or Germany’s Black Forest. One reaches the lodge via a private road through woods and wetlands. Knock on the brass lion doorknocker at the front door, but be patient as it takes awhile to unbolt the heavy wooden door. Inside you’ll find a cavernous wood-paneled great room, a huge fireplace with cauldrons, and an enormous wrought iron chandelier. Outside you’ll find a private lake with a floating dock, a grand lion-headed fountain, waterfall, manicured grounds, rolling hills, and huge pines circling the home. This lakefront estate is surrounded by water on four sides, which offers water views from almost every window. Square footage: 5,000 interior, 7.5 acres of land (Main house: Great room, dining room, bird room, sunroom, commercial kitchen, 4 bedrooms, art studio, 5 bathrooms, steam room, laundry room; Outbuildings: Boathouse, large workshop, tower, child’s house) Amenities/Details:

  • Furniture, artwork and props as seen in the pictures
  • Boats (kayak, paddleboat, rowboat)
  • Plenty of parking on the grounds for trailers, trucks and cars
  • Central Air-conditioning throughout the house
  • Allows overnights for longer shoots
  • Airport in town

 

The Yellow Colonial

This 1737 roadside colonial with its decrepit barn, stacks of firewood, brook, and small waterfall is perfect for a period piece. The house is gently worn yet its traditional architecture is still intact. The barn, with green vines creeping all over it, has a small brook that runs underneath.

Square footage: 3,700 interior, 2 acres (Main house: Living room, parlor, den, dining room, sunroom, kitchen, bedrooms, art studio, bathrooms, attic; Outbuildings: Barn, Workshop)

Amenities/Details:

  • Furniture, artwork and props as seen in the pictures
  • The barn is available for use
  • Parking available on the grounds for trailers, trucks and cars
  • A boat
  • 6 fireplaces
  • Allows overnights for longer shoots.