It’s time to visit (or revisit) one of our favorite posts–Seven Cool Things You Probably Didn’t Know About NYC’s Northernmost Borough–because after you take a look at this magnificent two-story home with glorious Hudson River and Palisades views you are going to be further intrigued by the only borough special enough to be preceded by a definite article –“the” Bronx.
Nestled on a hill in the serene neighborhood of Riverdale, this custom home located at 5770 Palisade Avenue is built with Adirondack Mountain articulated open wood and offers breathtaking views from its 16-foot windows. After undergoing a complete gut renovation, the interior is equally spectacular.
If you’re tired of the small spaces most city living affords, you’ll find plenty of room to spread out just a hop-skip-and-a-jump north. The living room’s cathedral ceilings with exposed beams and rafters reflect the charm of the landscaping’s rustic feel. A cozy den features a wood burning fireplace to cuddle up next to on chilly winter evenings, and a floor-to-ceiling glass wall of sliding doors overlooks a lovely courtyard perfect for when the weather warms.
With six bedrooms and four-and-a-half baths, we think you’ll have more than a few houseguests eager to take the less-than-thirty-minute trip from Grand Central to enjoy all this home has to offer both inside and out. Fortunately, the formal dining room and eat-in kitchen with stone counters and glass-tiled backsplash will make it easy to feed them. The finished basement and attic provide an abundance of additional entertaining space–we’re thinking pool table, wet bar and home theater might be nice.
But the highlight of living here is that year-round $2 million view. Just sit back and relax on one of the two balconies and let the stresses of the day melt away.
Photos courtesy of Halstead Property
Neighborhoods : Riverdale