Built in 1898, this venerable and spacious stucco, stone and shingle mansion located in the exclusive estate section of Riverdale remains among the city’s loveliest, with 6 bedrooms, 5.5 bathrooms and a covered wraparound porch.
A mere 10-minute drive or 24-minute train ride to Manhattan, the house is set well back behind stately hedges on over an acre of park-like grounds adorned with broad and grassy level front and side lawns, a rolling back lawn, mature landscaped gardens, rock outcroppings, a patio, vegetable beds, specimen trees and tranquil shade trees. A long private driveway leads to a detached 2-car garage.
Standout features on the first floor include a large center hall; living room with wood-burning fireplace; French doors throughout designed for indoor and outdoor entertaining onto the veranda; formal dining room with fireplace and frosted glass pocket doors; sunroom; den and an eat-in kitchen opening to a backyard patio.
An elegant staircase leads to the second floor featuring a spacious light-filled master bedroom suite; 3 additional bedrooms, each with en-suite bathrooms; and a conveniently located windowed laundry room.
A skylighted recreation area greets you on the 3rd floor adjacent to 2 more bedrooms/home offices, a full bathroom and a cedar closet and storage room. Ample storage and recreational areas can also be found in the full walk-out basement. The home has central air-conditioning throughout.
Directly across from the exquisite greenery of Wave Hill public gardens and culture center, with glimpses of the Hudson River and the Palisades beyond, the house is close to well-known private schools (Horace Mann, Fieldston, Riverdale Country School and SAR Academy), the Riverdale Yacht Club and the Metro-North trains and express buses to Manhattan.
A unique country retreat awaits you in this private yet centrally located oasis.