The Washington region has its share of former presidents’ homes and places visited by well-known politicians. A home listed for sale in North Salem, N.Y., has historic connections to a president and a U.S. senator.
In 1880, Ulysses Grant Jr. (son of the president) married Fannie Chaffee, the daughter of U.S. Sen. Jerome Chaffee (R-Colo.). The senator’s wedding gift was an estate in Westchester County, N.Y., which the couple renamed Merryweather Farm. President Grant and his wife stayed at the estate for several years while he wrote his memoirs, according to the North Salem Historical Society.
The house at 3 June Rd., listed at $1.495 million, is a former schoolhouse converted to a residence and includes two octagonal towers. The towers hold the formal dining room, a den with built-in shelving, a gym and the master bathroom.
The house has four bedrooms, four bathrooms and approximately 4,400 finished square feet. The upper-level rooms have cathedral ceilings, while some of the lower-level rooms include coffered ceilings, arched entries and French doors to a balcony.
The dining room includes a fireplace and the living room has an oversize wood-burning fireplace with space for log storage on either side. The 1.16-acre lot includes a 60-foot-long saltwater lap pool with views of adjacent horse farms.
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