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The home of Oscar-nominated actress Ruby Dee and NAACP Image Awards Hall of Famer Ossie Davis is now on the market. The 5,642-square-foot New Rochelle, N.Y., home is being listed at $1,499,000.
The five-bedroom and 3.2-bathroom (three full baths and two half baths) Mediterranean-style home comes with scenic water views of Westchester County, which lies 30 minutes from New York City. The home boasts a library, workshop and powder room, as well as bonus rooms on 1.29 acres of wood and stone landscaping.
The property features wood and stone architectural details.
Along with being an actress, Dee (who died in June 2014) was a poet, playwright and civil-rights activist who was nominated for an Oscar for playing Denzel Washington’s mother in Ridley Scott’s American Gangster (2007). She appeared in Maya Angelou’s I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings (1979) and Spike Lee’s Do the Right Thing (1989), but was widely known for her role in A Raisin in the Sun (1961).
Davis, an actor-poet and playwright for theater and Hollywood, starred with Dee in the television series Roots: The Next Generations (1979). He was inducted into the NAACP Hall of Fame with Dee in 1989 and later died in February 2005.
The couple are survived by their daughters, Nora Day Davis and Hasna Muhammad Davis, and their son, blues artist Guy Davis.
The property is being presented by realtor Sherrie C. Bell here. See more pictures of the home below.
The library is located on the second floor.
The library is adorned with memorabilia from Dee and Davis’ lauded works.
The spacious living room.
Inside, the home has a foyer and a bonus room on the third floor.
The home features multiple patios, including a grand deck that sits off the master bedroom.
Ossie Davis and Ruby Dee
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