1920s Riverdale estate has magnificent indoor pool house and landscaped grounds for $7.25M

1920s Riverdale estate has magnificent indoor pool house and landscaped grounds for $7.25M

May 24, 2023

All photos courtesy of Real Estate Production Network for Sotheby’s International Realty

A cliffside estate in one of New York City’s most exclusive neighborhoods is now available for $7,250,000. Located at 700 West 247th Street in Riverdale, the 1920s Georgian home sits tucked away from the Hudson River waterfront on over an acre of flourishing landscape. In addition to containing five bedrooms and a six-car garage, the main house has a stunning fitness center with an indoor swimming pool and jacuzzi.

According to the listing, the house was designed in 1920 by Dwight James Baum, a prolific architect who lived in the neighborhood and was known for his Mediterranean Revival Style homes in Florida. In New York City, Baum designed the United States Post Office in Flushing and the West Side YMCA on 63rd Street.

A remote-controlled iron gate with stone piers sits at the bottom of the residence next to the guest house. From there, a paved driveway brings visitors to a motor court and double-height entrance portico. Inside, the home, which has been recently renovated, measures a palatial 12,000 square feet.

Upon entering the home through the porch, there is a spacious foyer with a dining room on one side and a living room on the other. Both rooms have wood-burning fireplaces and French doors leading to the rear garden and patio.

Through the living room are a wood-paneled library and a music room, both which feature oversized windows that help brighten the cozy spaces and provide views of the serene scenery.

The eat-in contemporary kitchen is fit for any chef, with two dishwashers, two sinks, two refrigerators, and two microwaves. Conveniently, there’s a separate pantry and a laundry room next to the kitchen.

A resort-like sun-filled pool room rounds out the first floor. Vaulted ceilings and walls of windows make this one spectacular home gym. Overlooking the pool is a jacuzzi next to a fireplace. French doors lead to the balcony, offering the best of indoor-outdoor living.

On the second floor, the primary suite is more like an entire apartment, with a sitting room, kitchenette, and huge bathroom with both a shower and luxurious soaking tub.

This level is also home to the four additional bedrooms and a corner sitting room, along with three full baths and plenty of closet space. The center bedroom has direct access to a balcony that overlooks the backyard and beyond. A finished basement includes a wine cellar, playroom, and a half bath, while an attic offers more storage or potential for another bedroom or office.

Reminiscent of the nearby public gardens of Wave Hill and further north, Untermyer Garden, the home’s outdoor space is breathtaking. The patios, terraced lawns, and gardens provide a magical oasis, surrounded by mature plantings, including a 200-year-old copper beech tree.

[Listing details: 700 West 247th Street by Fred Williams and Jeffrey Firth of Sotheby’s International Realty – East Side Manhattan Brokerage]


Photo credit: Real Estate Production Network for Sotheby’s International Realty


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