Tucked away in Riverdale is Fieldston filled with mansions on oversized lots of which 252 of its homes were declared a historic district back in 2006.
Curbed writes today about 4730 Fieldston Road, a massive 10,000 square foot home for sale sitting on 1.3 acres and it even comes with its own badminton court (yes, I love badminton but alas I don’t have $6.65 million shekels to buy this 10 bedroom home).
But then again, what do I need 10 bedrooms for?
The home itself is gorgeous but it’s all about the landscape and lot, for me at least.
The house, currently listed for $6.65 million, was built in 1930 and designed by architect Julius Gregory, a prolific designer whose stamp can be found on dozens of the homes in the Fieldston Historic District. This particular one is, according to the Landmarks Preservation Commission designation, “substantially intact today” and “representative of the homes built in Fieldston during the period in which the neighborhood was being developed.”
But what does that mean, exactly? Gregory, a regular contributor to House Beautiful and Home & Garden, designed this mansion in the Georgian Revival style, with a gabled, slate-shingled roof (with chimneys, and yes, there are fireplaces—three of ‘em), five front bays, and a muted facade made of fieldstone. (Of course.)
This is the beauty of The Bronx. There is literally something for everyone in our beautiful borough.
Fieldston is one of the very few neighborhoods in NYC where it’s privately owned down to the very streets itself.
In NYC Landmark’s designation report of the Fieldston Historic District, Virginia Kurshan writes, “The Fieldston neighborhood is one of New York City’s most beautiful and well-planned early twentieth century suburban communities consisting of approximately 257
houses and related structures.”
Oh and this isn’t the most expensive house to hit the market in The Bronx.
Four years ago, another Fieldston mansion was asking $8 million and let’s not forget the mansion built for the Second Coming of Jesus that originally asked for $15 million in 2009 and dropped to $10 million in 2015 but FINALLY sold last year for $6,250,000 after almost a decade of being on and off the market.
So if you have the money, head over to Stribling’s listing and make an appointment.
Just leave a bedroom or two for us if you do buy it.