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OMG! The murals! Inventor of Nabisco sugar wafer lived in the house. Circa 1855 in New York. $1,850,000

May 28, 2024

Wow! Those hand painted murals are amazing! This home was once owned by the inventor of the Nabisco sugar wafer, Gustav Mayer. It was his daughter that painted the amazing murals! The Gustav Mayer House was built in 1855. It is located on .52 acre in Staten Island, New York. This home is a restoration in progress and thank goodness no one has muddled it up. The seller paid great attention to details and updated the major systems. All structural, mechanical and roofing has been updated. Love the cupola! Nine bedrooms, two bathrooms (additional bathrooms have been roughed in) and 4,800 square feet. $1,850,000

Contact John Anthony Shipone with Emeral Elite Realty: 718-288-2152

From the Zillow listing:


We are pleased to offer for sale, The Gustav Mayer House at 2475 Richmond Road, aka 24 Saint Stephens Place in the New Dorp Heights section of Staten Island, New York. This glorious Italianate Mansion has been unaltered by time, and is as original and authentic as the day it was built. Sitting on over a half-acre of land, The Gustav Mayer House is a restoration in progress, where the current owner has taken tremendous diligence to preserve the original character, charm and integrity of this prestigious home. All structural, mechanical, and roofing systems have been updated and engineered without compromising any of the aesthetics. The entire main level is 2250 square feet of completely restored living space that is comprised of a spectacular Double Parlor, 3 bedrooms, 2 separate kitchens, 2 full bathrooms, a study and ample closet space. The 2nd & 3rd floors are configured as 8 separate rooms, with rough plumbing for additional bathrooms in strategic locations. These floors, with their original murals and dreamy interiors have served as magnificent backdrops for high end publications such as Vogue, Cosmopolitan, New York Magazine, W Magazine, and many more. The Cupola is the crowning glory of the house and is the perfect sanctuary at any time of day. From here you can enjoy magnificent views of the Raritan Bay and distant views of the Verrazzano Bridge. All of this is located in close proximity to NYC by car and other mass transit options. From the grand splayed staircase overlooking lush gardens and immaculate grounds, to the many floors and rooms filled with architectural splendor, we invite you to bring your imagination to complete this restoration in progress and create the next chapters in this timeless masterpiece.


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