Every once in a while, we’ll take a look at current real estate listings in The Bronx for available properties for sale just to see what’s going on in the borough and each time we do, we’ll spot something that catches our eye.
This time around, 4715 Independence Avenue in Riverdale just took the cake at not only currently being the most expensive single family home on the market in The Bronx but actually having some sort of historical claim.
Known as Alderbook Mansion (yes, the home has a name, how chic, no?), 4715 Independence Avenue is currently listed for sale for a mere $5,495,000 by the Corcoran Group and according to public records, it’s a huge 7,324 square foot home on over half an acre of land.
Such oversized lots for single family homes are extremely rare and are only found in a handful of neighborhoods within New York City like Riverdale and Fieldston in The Bronx, Todt Hill on Staten Island, and Jamaica Estates in Queens to name some of the very few.
According to the listing, the mansion was constructed around 1858 (New York City public records reports the year as 1859) when Riverdale and the rest of The Bronx were still part of Westchester County and it is the only one of Park Riverdale’s original villas to still remain as a single family home, or as in this case, a mansion.
While the home is nearly 200 years old, it was extensively renovated throughout back in 2009.
Alderbook Mansion features 8 bedrooms, 6.5 bathrooms, and 8 fireplaces and sits right across from one of The Bronx’s best gems, Wave Hill.
So if you have a few extra millions of dollars around doing nothing in your bank account and are looking for a mansion, look no further than The Bronx where you can have the best of both worlds.
If not, check out the gallery below or scroll back up and take a video tour of the most expensive home for sale in The Bronx or just go to the listing and check out more details.