Old-world Victorian decor fills every inch of this $325K Bronx co-op

Old-world Victorian decor fills every inch of this $325K Bronx co-op

October 1, 2019

Listing photos courtesy of Halstead Real Estate

Located in the University Heights section of the Bronx, this co-op could easily pass for a Victorian period museum. From House of Hackney wallpaper to reclaimed 19th-century doors to a painting that is Louvre-approved (literally!), nearly every inch of the 1,250-square-foot home is filled with old-world furniture and decor. And even if this isn’t quite your style, the two-bedroom, two-bathroom layout and $325,000 price tag will surely grab your attention.

In classic pre-war form, the home opens into an entry foyer, off which are two convenient closets and lovely built-in bookshelves. Intricate crown moldings and custom, handcrafted ceramic tiles jumpstart the opulent interior.

The sunken living room has enough space for two sitting areas. Elaborate coffered ceilings meet the handpainted floral wallpaper, one wall of which is covered with floor-to-ceiling mirrors with copper frames.

Across from the living room, the dining room serves double duty as an elegant tea room. Through here is the kitchen. It’s petite, but it has plenty of character thanks to brick tiles and fully-functioning vintage furnishings. The listing does note that this is the only unit in the building with copper plumbing and in-unit valves, meaning it’s not part of the apartment line and water can be shut off from within.

The master bedroom takes on a lighter feel, with white tin ceilings and moldings. The wallpaper is the Dalston Rose print from House of Hackney, a popular British company that interprets traditional designs. The showstopper, however, is the closet doors, adorned with Eastlake carvings. They are from an 1884 butler pantry. As you can see in the master, all the apartment’s radiators have been received custom wrought iron and bronze cases with white marble tops.

In the master bathroom, you’ll find imported Turkish Iznik tiles on the walls and floors, bordered by Carrara marble tiles.

The guest bathroom is a work of art in its own right. A replica of Jean-Honore Fragonard’s painting “The Bolt” takes up the entire wall; the owners even had to receive permission from the Louvre in Paris to have it recreated! A clawfoot tub and moody wood-paneled walls complete the look.

Built in 1941, the six-story co-op has a total of 42 units. It’s just a block away from St. James Park and two short blocks to the 4 train at Fordham Road.

[At CityRealty]

[Listing: 2506 Davidson Avenue by Michael Holt and Jonathan Cabrera of Halstead]

Listing photos courtesy of Halstead Real Estate

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