Talk show host Sally Jessie Raphael sells her 25-acre New York estate for $6.5 million

Talk show host Sally Jessie Raphael sells her 25-acre New York estate for $6.5 million

Talk show host Sally Jessie Raphael Ready to part ways with her old home in Pawling, New York.

Rafael, his real name is Sally Lowenthalhas listed her 25-acre equestrian estate outside New York City for $6.5 million.

Raphael’s property, which the original owner named Elmwood Farm, has a long history.

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The lot was first developed as farmland in 1744, and the main house was built in 1860. Many additions were made to the main house over the years, including a large tower structure, a formal dining room, and two gatehouses.

Elmwood Farm remained in the same family for over nine generations until Raphael purchased the property in 1997.

Today, the 15,000-square-foot Elizabethan-style mansion is filled with original features. They include hand-painted plaster ceiling moldings, a grand staircase featuring 30 hand-carved animals, and harlequin stained-glass windows.

“When Mrs. Raphael purchased the property, she began a major restoration: removing, refurbishing and reinstalling all the wood in the main hall and staircase. The oil murals on the walls were restored, and all the floors were refurbished and repainted,” the listing says. Factor Harriet NorrisWith Douglas Elliman.

Furnished to the max

Raphael, an avid collector, filled the house with many noteworthy neoclassical furnishings such as the carved wooden bed frame in the master bedroom, the ornate gilt mirror in one of the sitting rooms, and several antique paintings dating from when the house was built. building.

Although pieces like these won’t fit into a home’s sales, they undoubtedly contribute to the home’s regal aesthetic. In one particularly majestic bedroom, the walls and ceiling are decorated with wallpaper designed by the British textile artist William Morris.

Sally Jessie Raphael has listed her 25-acre estate in Pawling, New York.

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The grand staircase

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Stained glass windows

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Primary bedroom

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living room

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kitchen

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Bedroom with William Morris wallpaper

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Transport house

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The grounds feature a 12,000 square foot stable.

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Since Rafael took over ownership, the main house has been treated to several updates to make it more comfortable for modern living.

“A 17-zone heating system was installed in 2000. Two septic systems were installed for the main house and carriage house in 2020 and 2022, respectively. A generator was installed in 2022,” Norris says. The dining room had its roof renovated and a new cedar ceiling installed on the veranda in 2022.

The massive property includes two guesthouses, a coach house, a yoga studio, a 12,000-square-foot stable, and a greenhouse.

Raphael, 88, is best known for hosting the television talk show “The Sally Jessy Raphael Show,” which ran from 1983 to 2002.

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