MAHOPAC, N.Y. - It’s official. Former New York Mets and Yankees manager Joe Torre is no longer a Lake Mahopac resident.
The Hall of Famer and his wife sold their lakefront house at 318 West Lake Blvd. earlier this month at a considerable loss.
The couple bought the house in 2006 as a weekend getaway. It was put up for sale in 2018 for $1.39 million. In March 2019, the asking price dropped to $1.2 million.
Last week, the 2,038-square-foot home, which was built in 1936, sold for $983,000, according to published reports.
Mahopac News was given a tour of the home last spring. It boasts an open floor plan and visitors can enjoy a panoramic view of the lake straight across the living room from the kitchen.
That kitchen opens into the large living area, which features a vaulted beamed ceiling, wide-plank three-peg flooring, a wood-burning fireplace and a dining alcove with a window seat. The finished 320-square-foot walkout basement has a family room and laundry and the storage underneath holds boating equipment.
The house is in an idyllic setting with flowering gardens and mature trees. There is an expansive wrap-around deck and lakeside-dining patio just off the kitchen.
“There aren’t any houses that I’ve been in that have this type of view,” said Claire Hoch, the Realtor who was handling the sale last year. “The master bedroom suite also has a view of the lake with lots and lots of closet space, which is unusual for these old homes.”
She said the Torres had been reluctantly trying to sell the house because they just don’t have time to use it anymore.
“They have a [charitable] foundation and do a tremendous amount of traveling and just don’t get a chance to come to the house as much as they used to,” Hoch said. “Their youngest daughter is grown up and in college. They bought the house because they really enjoyed the lake; they enjoyed biking and hiking and all the amenities that Mahopac has to offer.
“The kitchen is a galley kitchen, a working kitchen, and has quite a bit of counter space,” Hoch continued. “And it has the original leaded windows in the great room. The rest of the windows are new.”
The house is folksy and comfortable—not overwhelming. There’s a skylight in the kitchen for natural light—the whole house is light and bright.
Just below the main house, situated right on the lake is a cottage-style guesthouse that has a small kitchen area, full bath, and an open space for a couch and bed. It has water only in the summer, so you can’t stay there in the winter.
Hoch told Mahopac News that the four-bedroom, three-bathroom house is probably most conducive as a summer home, “but you could certainly live here year-round.”
Andrea Mancusi of William Raveis Real Estate held the listing