The Picturesque Shoreline Cottage

This lovely waterfront Victorian Gothic cottage features spectacular, panoramic views, stretching from Manhattan to the Verrazano Bridge. View this house straight-on and it looks like it might be located in a Southern village, but when you turn around get ready for a shock; you’ll see a sandy beach with Manhattan in the distance. The home features dormer windows, scalloped valances, and a vine covered piazza. This romantic cottage is the ideal backdrop for shoots and events.

Square footage: Exterior usage only. 1 acre.

Amenities/Details:

  • Parking on the property and street for trailers and cars
  • Waterfront
  • Views of Manhattan, Brooklyn, and the Verrazano Bridge
  • Plenty of open space for event tents

The Painted Lady Victorian

This stately Victorian used to be the home of a brick baron. Oddly enough, he built his own home with wood and not brick. The exterior of this grand mansion has been meticulously painted in a variety of historic colors. The lookout tower has 360 degree views of Staten Island and Raritan Bay. There are elegant wallpapers, formal curtains, grand fireplaces, and sumptuous embossed leather walls in the entrance hall. The large property has plenty of parking and a small pond.

Square footage: 6,000 (Bedrooms, living rooms, hallways, kitchen, bathrooms, basement)

Amenities/Details:

  • Furniture, artwork and props as seen in the pictures
  • Pond
  • Wrap around porch
  • Parking

The Ephemera House

An enormous pine tree looms up in front of the brown, shingled tower of this handsome home. Step up the porch steps and step back in time. Place your fedora hat on the hall rack and gaze at the 1930’s – 1940’s glamorous oil portraits gracing the staircase wall. Victorian settees, antique wallpaper, and ephemera can be found in every corner and on every wall.

Square footage: 3,000 interior, corner lot with a small yard (Parlor, bedroom, 2 children’s bedrooms, dining room, kitchen, sunroom, bathrooms)

Amenities/Details:

  • Furniture, artwork and props as seen in the pictures
  • Parking on the property and street for trailers and cars

The Brick Cottage Victorian

This adorable row of mansard roof Victorians were once sailor housing for sailors. They all have cozy fireplace hearths, large windows, slate tiles, and roomy porches. They are set in a lovely park-like environment.

Square footage: 1,500 per house, 83 acres

Amenities/Details:

  • Some of the props and furniture in the pictures may be available for use, the art may require special clearances and restrictions
  • Parking on the grounds for trailers and cars
  • Catering hall on the grounds

The Hansel and Gretel Victorian

Enter this pretty gingerbread cottage-mansion and be drawn deeper inside by its perfumed scent. Once inside, a perfectly frightening bear-skin rug and a variety of taxidermy fauna greet you. Children best stay away from the brick fireplace hearth! Perfectly period-dressed mannequins, musical chairs, antiques, and statuary draw you in deeper. A tiny child’s corset is laid upon a small, pretty bed while music box dolls animate to dance for arriving guests. I half expected to find Miss Havisham pining away in a corner upstairs but instead I found sun poring through gothic-arched windows and shedding light upon dreamy bedrooms and hallways.

Square footage: 3,500 interior, 1/3 acre (Great room, parlor, dining room, music room, library, kitchen, master bedroom, child’s bedroom, sewing room, bathrooms, attic)

Amenities/Details:

  • Furniture, artwork and props as seen in the pictures
  • Parking on the property and street for trailers and cars
  • A pretty yard with the home set back a good distance from the street

The Arabesque Victorian

Geometric patterns mimicking nature appear everywhere in this gorgeous Victorian manse. In the archways, the pediments, tower, woodwork, and especially in the magnificent stained glass. Islamic features are present throughout its design but there is also a Germanic influence in the stained glass. Sitting high upon a hill, the house has splendid water views from many windows. The attic features a creepy, coffin-shaped tunnel to the tower.

Square footage: 4,500 interior, 1/3 acre (24 rooms with 6 bedrooms, 4 1/2 bathrooms, 6 fireplaces, 24 stained glass windows)

Amenities/Details:

  • Furniture, artwork and props as seen in the pictures
  • Parking on the property and street for trailers and cars
  • A pretty yard with intricate stone paths, a pond, and a stone well
  • An antique garage

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

 

The Old Grand Dame Victorian

A grand old Victorian mansion filled to the brim with velvet, knickknacks and antiques. Ancestor tin-type photographs and painted portraits stare down stoicly from wallpapered walls. Intricate patterns adorn every surface of this lovely old mansion. I picture friendly, teetotaler ghosts innocently haunting by creaking the rocking chair as they sit and embroider.

Square footage: 15,000 square feet (Foyer, ladies parlour, gentlemens’s parlour, library, dining room, kitchen, many bedrooms and bathrooms)

Amenities/Details:

  • Furniture, artwork and props as seen in the pictures
  • Overnights available