By Hannah Furfaro
Photos of William Spink’s home in upper Manhattan appear in history books, and tour guides point it out as they glide by on Hudson River cruises below. It perches high above Route 9A, just north of the George Washington Bridge. It even has a nickname—the Pumpkin House.
The nickname came over the decades as people noticed that at sunset the home’s windows made the unusual structure appear like a glowing jack-o’-lantern.
Mr. Spink seems to have a story about every inch of his three-story, 3,144-square-foot home, which is in the Washington Heights enclave known as Hudson Heights.