Mighty House

PLease click here for video

The House: Terry Manor, 27 Hampshire Road, Bronxville, New York 

The Agent: Kathleen Collins 

The Broker: Houlihan Lawrence 

Nick Churton of the Houlihan Lawrence London office gets the show business feeling in a charming house in Bronxville, New York

Recently I visited Terry Manor, a Tudor-style home near Bronxville, New York. It was once the home of Paul Terry, co-founder of Terrytoons, the animation studio that created cartoon characters such as Mighty Mouse and Deputy Dawg. The house was built in 1935 when th studio was only in its sixth year. 

Today the word cartoon is associated with humorous or satirical caricature, and in a way Terry Manor uses parody to draw on English 16th century architectural themes. But in the Italian Renaissance, cartone, meant a large and very detailed drawing. In this way I imagine the house as a detailed work expressing the serious ideas of both the original owner and the current ones.

With a fabulous team of tradespeople, the present owners have achieved a stunning refurbishment. It’s like Mighty Mouse has returned as a decorator. Take a look at the video. The attention to detail in this house is astonishing. If I had only one word to describe the home it would be romantic. The house is a love story awaiting new owners on whom to sprinkle stardust.

On a practical level, just look at a map. Is there anywhere that can offer a park-like feel, wraparound terrace, pool and romance just 20 minutes from New York City? I very much doubt it.

This entry was posted in Houlihan Lawrence. Bookmark the permalink.

1 Response to Mighty House

  1. Excellent and all “done” at my end x

    Annette Reeve MNAEA CIPS

    Director

    Mayfair Office and Mayfair International Realty – Cashel House – 15 Thayer Street – London – W1U 3JT Mobile : +44 7740 679715 Office : +44 207 467 5330 Email: annette@mayfairinternationalrealty.com

    The information contained in this communication is confidential, may be privileged and is intended for the exclusive use of the above named addressee(s). If you are not the intended recipient(s), you are expressly prohibited from copying, distributing, disseminating, or in any other way using any of the information contained within this communication. If you have received this communication in error, please contact the sender by telephone on +44 (0)207 467 5330 or by response via e-mail. This communication is from Mayfair Office Limited, Cashel House, 15 Thayer Street, London W1U 3JT registered in England, no. 3089889, registered office: Plumpton House, Plumpton Road, Hoddesdon, Herts EN11 0LB. Any views or opinions expressed are solely those of the author and do not necessarily represent those of Mayfair Office Limited. For details of our Privacy Policy click here and for our Cookie Policy click here. Wire fraud, email hacking and phishing attacks are on the rise! Email is neither secure nor confidential. If you receive an email from anyone concerning any transaction involving Mayfair Office Limited or Mayfair International Realty requesting you to wire funds anywhere or asking you to provide non-public personal information (such as credit or debit card numbers, or bank account or bank routing numbers) by unsecured return email, NEVER respond to the message even if it appears to be sent by our company. ALWAYS confirm wire transfer instructions by phone to a known number before sending any funds.

Leave a Reply to Annette Reeve Cancel reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s