Welcome to the jewel in Bronxville’s crown, a historic Italian Renaissance style estate, built in 1911 and representing an era of great style and opulence. Throughout the decades it has been beautifully maintained and graciously updated to preserve all of its architectural grandeur. With commanding views, beautiful stonework, and lush gardens, this remarkable property evokes the splendor of a European villa barely 20 minutes from Manhattan!
The 9,000 sq ft 7 bed/5.1 bathroom residence is approached by a circular driveway that sweeps up to the front Loggia. An entry vestibule opens into a spectacular central foyer, richly detailed with dentil moldings and paneled walls. This exceptional craftsmanship, rarely seen today, continues throughout the home. Stately formal rooms extend to the right and left, and French doors beyond the main stairway reveal open views over the valley. The magnificently proportioned reception room to the right was originally the music room. It flows into the impressive L-shaped living room with a coffered ceiling, fluted columns, and handsome marble fireplace. French doors entice guests out to the Upper Terrace to enjoy summer nights under a wisteria-covered pergola.
Across the foyer, the banquet-sized dining room hosts lavish dinner parties and holiday gatherings. Hand painted walls by, a coffered ceiling, and an elaborate paneled fireplace contribute to its palatial air. French doors open onto the Upper Terrace. The dining room is served by a fully equipped butlerâs pantry, which was renovated with the kitchen in 2004. It features to-the-ceiling glass-fronted cabinetry, gleaming oak counters, a hammered copper wet bar with SubZero refrigerator/icemaker, and stunning pendant lighting. Reflecting immaculate attention to detail, the kitchen is true to the grand style of the early 20th Century when the house was built. It combines form and function with superb custom cabinetry by Garth of Scarsdale, top-of-the-line stainless steel appliances, an oversized center island for prep, storage, and counter seating, and a large walk-in pantry. The apron sink, ship’s lantern pendant lights, and custom Ann Sacks tile backsplash add to the authenticity of the decor. The comprehensive renovation included the delightful sunny breakfast room and a thoughtfully designed mudroom with cubbies, closets, and a service entrance for deliveries. The library is a book lover’s haven and a history buff’s delight!
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