195 S Highland Avenue
South Nyack, NY 10960
Single Family Home


Peaceful, Private Retreat with Sweeping River Views

Peaceful, private retreat with sweeping river views transports you to a different place in time. The original home built in the legendary Clarktown Country Club, the first Ashram in America created by America’s first yogi, Pierre Bernard-The Great Oom. Since the 1920s, this gracious estate has been a zen-like haven to celebrities, heiresses and luminaries from around the world. The grounds are magnificent - 1.1 manicured acres with perennial gardens, multiple outdoor entertainment areas including a riverview terrace, great lawn and a heated black-bottom pool reminiscent of a pond in the woods. Inside is a work of art with every room offering a view of the river or nature. Period details, including archways, rich woodwork, stone walls, built-ins and original tilework, combine perfectly with modern amenities like an updated kitchen with top-tier appliances, professionally designed storage throughout and central a/c on the main level. Additional highlights include a gated entry leading to the circular driveway and lots of parking, living room with a cozy woodburning fireplace, full-width family room/formal dining room combination with a wall of windows overlooking the river, a first floor guest room (currently used as a home office) with full bath and a Vermont slate roof with copper gutters. Enjoy the rivertown lifestyle with great shops, cool restaurants and an abundance of recreational activities like hiking, biking and sailing.  All this and so very, very much more. Call now to arrange to see this iconic property for yourself.














Donna Cox
Better Homes and Gardens Rand Realty
Office: +1 845-641-8613
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