A Bronxville home on the estate where the Kennedys lived asks $5.75M

A Bronxville home on the estate where the Kennedys lived asks $5.75M

March 31, 2023

Photo credit: Modern Angles/Julia B. Fee Sotheby’s International Realty

A home on the Bronxville property where President John F. Kennedy once lived has hit the market. The Kennedy family lived on the six-acre estate known as Crownlands from 1929 to 1941. While the residence JFK called home for 12 years was demolished about a decade after the family moved, the property was later subdivided to make way for three new homes, as the New York Post first reported. One of the homes, a renovated 1950s Colonial, is now available for $5,750,000.

For just over a decade, the Kennedy clan called the hillside Georgian mansion and surrounding property home. According to the Bronxville Historical Conservancy, the Bronxville home at 294 Pondfield Road served as the family’s official residence for more than a quarter of Kennedy’s life. The home was demolished in the 1950s “before residents realized it would become such an important place,” according to the conservancy.

In 2017, to recognize the residence, and celebrate JFK’s 100th birthday, the group unveiled a monument with a plaque describing the family’s connection to the neighborhood. The former president was “a member of Boy Scout Troop 2, worshiped at St. Joseph’s Church, and attended local dance classes,” the plaque reads.

Now available on a portion of that presidential property is this 4,700-square-foot home. Originally built in the 1950s, the Colonial was recently renovated in 2008 to include modern features like motorized blinds and shades, heated floors, and smart features.

From the quaint front porch, enter the home through a two-story foyer decked out in custom millwork. From there, find the living room with a fireplace and access to the back patio.

A formal dining room facing the front of the property is next to the foyer and has a door that leads to the family room.

An enormous chef’s kitchen with custom cabinetry and a large center island opens onto the bright family room/ home office. There’s also a breakfast nook for more casual meals. Next to the kitchen are a mud room and garage.

Wrapped in wood paneling and boasting a wet bar, the library makes for a cozy place for relaxation and study. Also on this first level are two bedrooms, both with en-suite baths and walk-in closets.

The cathedral-ceilinged primary suite takes up a sizable chunk of the second level, with two giant walk-in closets, a palatial bath, and two balconies. This floor features two additional bedrooms, a full bath, and an additional living room with doors that lead to the balcony that overlooks the backyard.

The lower level is designed for entertaining, with a home theater with a projector, a custom bar, a playroom, a wine cellar, and a home gym. There’s also more storage and a laundry room.

A suburban dream, the home, surrounded by a well-maintained landscape, sits at the end of a circular cul-de-sac. The property is less than 20 miles from Midtown Manhattan, or about a 40-minute train ride to Grand Central Terminal from the Metro-North station in Bronxville.

[Listing details: 4 Crown Circle by Christina DiMinno of Julia B. Fee Sotheby’s International Realty]


Photo credit: Modern Angles/Julia B. Fee Sotheby’s International Realty

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