For $750K, a charming home in the Bronx with a secret terraced garden

For $750K, a charming home in the Bronx with a secret terraced garden

July 14, 2021

All photos by Christian Atherton

A single-family home in the Bronx with an enviable backyard is on the market for $750,000. Located at 3459 Irwin Avenue in Kingsbridge, the charming, shingle-sided home has just two bedrooms and one and a half bathrooms but feels more spacious thanks to the lush garden and tucked away deck. Constructed in 1932, the residence boasts original details, like a decorative fireplace and some doors, as well as modern features, like a gut-renovated kitchen and separate laundry room.

The home was designed in the 1930s by Hungarian artist August Von Eisenbarth for his family. The property stands out as one of the few freestanding homes in the neighborhood, known for its tree-lined streets dotted with hilltop rowhouses.

Entrance to the home is through the ground floor, which has a mudroom, laundry room, and spacious garage. There’s even a driveway.

The open floor plan provides flexible living space, which is currently set up as a living and dining room. Refinished hardwood floors, crisp white walls, and multiple windows make the space bright, warm, and inviting.

The decorative brick fireplace adds to the room’s charm, while also allowing for an interesting architectural element. The sunlit kitchen has been gut renovated and features brand new stainless steel GE Profile appliances and a Kohler under-mount sink. Sleek subway tile backsplash, quartz countertops, and soft-close cabinetry allow the space to be efficient but still attractive.

On the second floor, the east-facing primary bedroom has two closets and four windows. The second bedroom, which is currently set up as an office space, and a full (recently renovated) bathroom is also on this level. The half bath can be found on the first floor.

Out back, a terraced garden that’s flush with Magnolia, Japanese Maple, peach, and fig trees leads to the refinished deck. Situated above the garden, the deck, which has built-in benches and plenty of space for both relaxing and entertaining, overlooks the surrounding greenery and urban oasis.

Located at the southeastern end of Van Cortlandt Park, Kingsbridge is a historic neighborhood with ties dating back to the 1660s. Following the arrival of the elevated subway line in the early 1900s, the once-rural community later became a haven for immigrants, especially from Ireland. While the neighborhood remains a quiet escape from typical city life, it also benefits from being close to two subway stations, at 231st and 238th Streets.

[Listing details: 3459 Irwin Avenue at CityRealty]

[At Compass by Geoffrey Weiss and Aaron Kass]


All photos by Christian Atherton

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