Encompassing some 13,344 square feet, the stately house enjoys panoramic vistas all the way to Long Island Sound and the Manhattan skyline. The exterior flaunts ivy-clad granite and Holland brick sheltered under a Ludowici tile roof, with the interior done in the English style with French touches.
Conceived by reputed architect Greville Rickard in in 1939, the castle was originally built for real-estate magnate Charles Vincent Paterno before having been acquired by art collector Joseph H. Hirshhorn. Given its rich heritage, the decades-old landmark has gone through a painstaking reinvention to achieve what it is today – a mansion that comprises six bedrooms, seven full baths and three powder rooms, completed with ample recreational spaces which include a theater room, a game room and lower-level wine cellar and testing room.
It is surrounded by immaculately landscaped gardens that reflect the quintessential of British country-house garden, which include a fountained rose garden, a boxwood knot garden, a water garden with fountained koi pond, as well as a topiary garden. The property also comes with a charming guest house that contains a living room, kitchen, two bedrooms, two baths, and a two-bay garage.