Listed for $7M, this Bronx mansion could be the borough’s most expensive sale ever

Listed for $7M, this Bronx mansion could be the borough’s most expensive sale ever

August 21, 2023

Photo credit: Russ Ross for The Corcoran Group

Located in the historic Fieldston section of Riverdale in the Bronx, this 10,000-square-foot neo-Georgian home at 5020 Grosvenor Avenue was built to resemble the grand estates of the 1920s, with a formal driveway and an elegant motor court highlighted by a colonnaded portico. The home is one of 15 contemporary mansions in a private community known as Villanova Heights, with homes designed by Robert A.M. Stern Architects, the firm behind high-profile Manhattan residences like 15 Central Park West. If it sells for its current $7 million ask, the Bronx residence would be the borough’s most expensive sale, as the New York Post reported. That record is currently held by the $6.25 million sale of a 17-room Fieldston mansion that was built in anticipation of a visit from Jesus, as 6sqft previously reported.

Beginning with a dramatic two-story colonnaded entry hall created with Michelangelo’s iconic Laurentian Library stair in mind, the sprawling home offers two staircases and an elevator to access all corners.

The first floor is the hard-working heart of the home. A large, sun-filled living room features a fireplace for cozy winter nights. In warm weather, enjoy a raised patio overlooking a manicured rear lawn. A private library and pool bath could be a guest or in-law suite.

A large kitchen, fully appointed with luxurious materials and fixtures and high-end appliances, opens to a breakfast room/media room; both overlook the pool. A formal dining room and powder room complete the main floor.

On the second floor, an impressive primary suite includes a private deck and a sitting room. A luxurious bath and his-and-hers dressing rooms round out this peaceful at-home oasis.

The second floor offers two more bedrooms, each with en-suite bath and walk-in closets.

On the home’s top floor, a junior suite has a private bath, twin walk-in closets, and views of the surrounding hills. The adjacent home office is a quiet HQ beneath the eaves.

A 3,354-square-foot basement has endless potential: Imagine a wine cellar, home gym, storage space, and media room. A spare bedroom in the basement includes a private bath.

Surrounding the home are multiple porches, patios, and terraces. Beyond, a landscaped yard frames a gorgeous pool, making the property the perfect spot for relaxing and entertaining on long summer days. A three-car garage, accessible through a double-height mudroom, offers convenience and more storage.

The Villanova Heights community of 15 high-end homes in northwest Riverdale is located five minutes from the Metro North and a 15-minute drive from Midtown Manhattan. The private enclave is surrounded by local gems like Van Cortland Park and Wave Hill overlooking the Hudson River.

[Listing details: 5020 Grosvenor Avenue at The Corcoran Group by Jermaine Davis, Chris Cavorti, Andrea Wintergerst, Evan F. Church, and Marvin Z. Chu]


Photo credit: Russ Ross for The Corcoran Group

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