This Queen Anne Victorian homestead has had only two owners in all of its 100+ years! Samuel Thompson built the house in 1897 and his grandson, Al Hutin, who grew up in the house, lives next door. The Hutin family sold the home to the Barnes family in 1985, who have mindfully maintained the historic Victorian appearance while adding two bathrooms as there was only one and making some renovations and restorations.
The two-car garage, originally the barn for Mr. Thompson’s horse and buggy, was later converted to hold his Model T Ford, the first in Chappaqua!!!
The house was originally called Fairview because of the view of the Hudson River but Samuel’s daughter christened the house WYNDYHYL in the early 1900’s and it has retained that name to date. This homestead was named an Historical Landmark in 2000, along with our town’s founder, Horace Greeley’s house on King Street. Wyndyhyl was featured in an exhibit at the New Castle Historical Society Headquarters in 1998. It will also be on the Society’s house tour this May. A New Castle Land marked home has no building restrictions; it is just a historical and prestigious designation.
Emie Barnes, the owner and listing agent says, “It was love at first sight. The 9’ ceilings, the wide plank flooring and the wrap around porch just had to be ours!”