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Breathtaking Tuxedo Park, NY

2.500 Acres / Lot Size Area Sq Ft 108,900 / $525,000

This captivating level 2.5 acre lot on a mountaintop site is nestled in the historic gated village of Tuxedo Park, NY, a secret Alpine oasis surrounding three sparkling lakes and situated at the end of a tranquil cul-de-sac with breathtaking views of the Ramapo Mountains.

Exquisite custom designed home plans by noted architect & designer of several Tuxedo Park homes are available. Residents enjoy fishing, boating, swimming, and hiking within the Park, and nearby Hudson Valley activities including skiing, wineries, Storm King Art Center and much more. Delight in unmatched beautiful surroundings, privacy, and security, all only 50 Minutes from Manhattan.
This historic community in Orange County, NY, surrounded by the thick forests of the Ramapo Mountains and situated on the shores of Tuxedo Lake, is the first “gated” community of our country founded by Pierre Lorillard IV, a tobacco heir.

The name Tuxedo stems from the Lenape Indian word tucseto which means "land of the bear". Tuxedo then became more widely known for the elegant dinner jacket which eventually replaced the white tie and tails in the late1880's. This jacket style was actually introduced by the Prince of Wales to James Brown-Potter, an American financier and resident of the Tuxedo Park community who was visiting in London at the time.
Tuxedo Park was initially built as a hunting and fishing resort. It's 300+ lakeshore homes were owned by notables such as J.P. Morgan, William Waldorf Astor, and the family lineage of Vanderbilt, Morgan, Harriman, Pell, and Mortimer among others.

Tuxedo was also home to women who made their mark in society, business, politics, and the arts. For example, Brown-Potter's wife, Cora Urquhart Brown-Potter found her real passion in the theater. She performed on international stages and used her iconoclast celebrity for endorsements.
Natalie Blair was a passionate collector widely known for her impressive art, furniture and antiques. Most of Blair's collection is now in the Metropolitan Museum of Art. She donated her mansion, dubbed Blairhame, to the Tuxedo Park School now used to educate over 200 students in a blend of core academics including foreign language, fine and performing arts, athletics, community service, environmental stewardship, and character education.
Leading interior designer of the 1930's, Dorothy Draper fashioned her career through connections stemming from Tuxedo Park socials in an era when women barely took an occupation. Draper began by helping decorate neighbors homes, but then designed for hotels such as the Drake in Chicago, the Mayflower in Washington D.C., and the Hotel Carlyle in New York City, and later, retail stores, hospitals, even cars and planes.

American author, novelist, and socialite Emily Post was the daughter of Bruce Price, an American architect famed for designing luxury communities including many of the "cottages" in Tuxedo Park. Post lived a well-heeled life complete with strict codes of conduct. Eventually, when her boys were grown, she wrote her book "Etiquette in Society, in Business, in Politics, and at Home", which became a Best Seller and made her career.

The above is only a smattering of the rich history of the Tuxedo Park community.