First time on market in 60 years! "The Viola House" - romantic, circa 1933 colonial revival style home designed by a prominent architect and located on 8.2 acres (two lots), with secondary access (road cut in) off Coe St/Grist Mill in rear. Perfect, private, estate like compound with two homes, large separate 3 car garage with finished second floor, perfect for home/remote office, 2 spring fed ponds, 2waterfalls in addition to the Mahwah River that runs through the property and surrounded by mature trees and bucolic landscaping. Subdivision could likely yield 4 to 5 lots total (includes 2 existing dwellings) in an exclusive setting. The Viola House was designed by A. Durant Sneden, a Beaux Art trained architect in Paris, who was appointed by NYS to design neo-classical style schools throughout the state in the 1920's and 30's, and privately designed banks and other municipal buildings. This home is a gem and was custom designed for A.H. Schroeder, Esq., a NYC attorney, seeking a country home outside NYC, at a time when Ramapo was really the country! However, the property still maintains a rural, resort like feeling. The main home features the finest materials with every detail built to the highest standards and has a classic European style design. Exterior is reminiscent of 18th century Williamsburg, VA homes and features a white washed brick facade, massive chimneys, 8 over 8 windows and 6 over 6 windows, fanlight windows, and white washed brick with bluestone gravel courtyard entry. Slate roof and cupola, many French doors and windows help to create the old style character of the home. Its asymmetrical design incorporates the attached 3 car garage with gravel parking area. Interior features include fine millwork throughout, sunken living room, period wood floors, built in book shelves, 3 wood burning fireplaces, charming den with open cedar cathedral ceiling, very large living and dining rooms, period baths and family room. Master bedroom suite, all 3 bedrooms have en suite baths, additional old world style pine paneled den with fireplace off third bedroom, glassed in and screened porches. The second house was built by the family in the 1970's and features wood floors, 2 fireplaces, 4/5 bedrooms and 3.5 baths and 2 car garage (parking for 8 cars in all garages). Property also features 2 waterfalls between the ponds in addition to the Mahwah river that is on the property and a cabana used for a dressing room for summer months or warming hut for skating in the winter. The Viola House is a unique opportunity to purchase a compound in the country or further subdivide the property for luxury homes. Train station is a five minutes drive. Schedule a private showing.