A Titanic survivor’s estate is on the market for $1.8M

Other owners of the home include Santana drummer Michael Shrieve and the brother-in-law of former Dominican Republic dictator Rafael Trujillo

TRD New York TRD WEEKEND EDITION /
Apr.April 20, 2019 01:00 PM

The former home of a woman saved from the Titanic is now on the market for $1.795 million.

The property known as Overledge — at 159 River Road in Nyack — dates back to 1916, Inman reported. Margaret Welles Swift, of the Swift Meatpacking Company, built the home after the Titanic sank in April 1912. Welles Swift was among the first women to graduate from New York University Law and planned to build her perfect house after coming back from Europe on the Titanic, however those plans changed after losing the original blueprints in the sinking.

The 13-acre estate has four fireplaces, a grand staircase and a room full of stained-glass windows. Each of the four bedrooms has a view of the Hudson River, as does the patio. The current owners, Andy and Jennifer Fox-Harnett, have kept the home’s history intact but added a mudroom with stone floors and some other modern touches.

The house has traded hands a few times since Welles Swift resided in her custom dream home. She reportedly sold the estate after her husband died and later owners included Santana drummer Michael Shrieve and Paco Martinez Alba, the brother-in-law of former Dominican Republic dictator Rafael Trujillo.

Ellis Sotheby’s International Realty’s Nancy Swaab has the listing. [Inman] — Meenal Vamburkar


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