You might think the river view from prison cells in Sing Sing is pretty prime, but prisoners here actually don't have out-facing windows.
For an interesting view of the river (and an adjacent condo complex), perhaps you'd like to consider this perch on some local history. The cute Colonial that once housed Sing Sing's superintendent is up for auction from its owner, the State of New York, on Oct. 17 in Peekskill.
From the listing:
Located in the Hudson River community of Ossining in Westchester County, 318 Spring Street is a single-family Dutch Colonial revival home consisting of 1,650 square feet on a .92 acre lot. The residence, formerly the Sing Sing Correctional Facility superintendent’s house, features two bedrooms, one-and-a-half bathrooms, sun room, hardwood floors, and fireplace. Additional amenities include a paved driveway, attached two-car garage, expansive front porch, and limited views of the Hudson River.
Some conditions of the auction:
- Minimum bid: $245,000
- 10 percent down
For the full listing from the State and auction registration information scroll through the webpage window above.
There’s also an open house on Thursday, Oct. 10 from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. if you want to see this house for yourself.
Prison view or not, an article in LoHud.com describes it as the “smallish house overlooking the Big House," adding interesting details on its storied history such as the prisoner who planted all those roses. You can read more on LoHud.com here.