Our friends over at Curbed NY spotted these three Bronx castles—of course all located in Riverdale. Where else would you find such homes in The Bronx and the rest of New York City for that matter?
This isn’t the first time that a Bronx castle has caught the attention of the folks at curbed and I’m sure it won’t be the last considering the beauties located in Fieldston and Riverdale.
Castles: a perfectly respectable form of architecture in Europe, but in the United States, not so much. In the Bronx, especially. Bronx castles sound like a rare breed, but they’re more common than one would think, especially in the ritzy enclaves of Fieldston and Riverdale. Take for instance this massive nine-bedroom castle that has been on the market for all of a week. If it is to suffer the same fate as so many other Bronx castles, a week might become years. The property’s brokers are getting creative with marketing this bad boy, which basically just means its listing reads like a transcribed house tour gushing with personal anecdotes (“I built this house to last forever… And I put my heart and soul into it. See those cobblestones, I laid those all myself, and built this back entrance. No, I don’t use it, but someone can.”) It’s truly bizarre, but if it works, it works.