Marmaduke Forster House

Marmaduke Foster House


Pleasantville, N.Y.

Built 1785 to 1890s
Renovated 2004

Charles H. Henkels, Architects

LEED Rating

Certified (anticipated)


The Marmaduke Forster house has undergone its fair share of makeovers in its 222 year history, morphing from a modest Greek revival farm house into a 4,400-square-foot Queen Anne landmark on the edge of downtown Pleasantville, N.Y. Its latest transformation has put it in the running to become the oldest LEED-certified building in the United States.

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The owners of the Marmaduke Forster house used historic tax credits to finance its green rehabilitation.

Credit: Charles H. Henkels, Architects

The two-story house, converted into offices in the 1970s, was facing demolition with 29 code violations before John Krysko and Nancy Rosanoff purchased it in 2002, vowing to rehab the property and place it on the National Register of Historic Places.



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