Bandleader Cab Calloway once lived in this historic Fieldston Tudor now listed for $2.1M

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Posted On Fri, September 9, 2016 By In Bronx, Celebrities, Cool Listings, Historic Homes

The well-tended Fieldston Historic District–one of New York City’s only privately owned neighborhoods–in the Bronx neighborhood of Riverdale is considered one of the city’s best-preserved early 20th century suburbs, unique for its collection of revival-style Tudor, Mediterranean, and Colonial homes. One of those homes, an unassuming but charming Tudor at 4746 Iselin Avenue, is now on the market for $2.1 million. In addition to suburban tranquility with a New York City address, the home comes with a jazzy footnote of fame: It was once home to legendary jazz singer, bandleader and Cotton Club regular Cab Calloway, who died in 1994 at the age of 86.

Built in around 1932, the house offers five bedrooms, original details, lovely restorations and lots of modern comforts–all just twenty minutes from Lincoln Center. The home consists of two stories for living and entertaining and some particularly magical outdoor spaces for gardening and relaxing.

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The home is located in the Fieldston Estates section of historic Fieldston, which is listed on the National Historic Register.

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This well-loved, well-kept family home boasts 1930s details like leaded glass windows at every turn. Living spaces include a cozy living-room with a wood-burning fireplace, a study/music room with three exposures and a large formal dining room. There are also plenty of opportunities on the ground floor to create two bedrooms.

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The eat-in kitchen was clearly designed by someone who loved to cook, as evidenced by the massive Southbend commercial vented six-burner stove/griddle and granite counters. A flagstone patio (as seen in the gallery below)  is just off the kitchen.

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Upstairs is a massive master bedroom with a bay window and two more large bedrooms. Two of the home’s three full baths are up here as well.

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In the back of the house is a gorgeous lawn and garden with mature plantings, fenced and secure for privacy.

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Despite the home’s historic and cultural cachet, it’s been on and off the market for several years, originally asking $2.239 million in August of 2014. The house is just down the street from the Mediterranean Revival mansion that, until it was sold for $3.075 in January, belonged to dermatologist Dr. Jonathan Zizmor of subway ad fame.

[Listing: 4746 Iselin Avenue by Charles Brophy for Douglas Elliman]

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