Undressed Tuckahoe Marble

In 1935, The Pelham Sun¬†proclaimed “the old Georgian house, built of undressed Tuckahoe marble with its cut out barge board, reminiscent of the Elizabethan period, its solid, four-square look and pleasant gardens, belongs to another era of living, more gracious, more leisured and somehow permanent.”

It goes on to tell how the house, built by Alexander Diack, was modeled on his home in the Scottish city of Dundee. The article describes the house as having “some 13 rooms, walls of an astounding thickness, built to last, boasts a charming entrance with gracious 18th century air, a secret staircase discovered during interior alterations, its secret never revealed, 8 fireplaces and a plot of ground 100×100 feet square.”