This $1.95M Mediterranean Revival Home in Historic Fieldston Holds Some Modern Surprises

Posted On Mon, January 11, 2016 By

Posted On Mon, January 11, 2016 By In Bronx, Cool Listings, Historic Homes

The leafy, well-tended Fieldston Historic District–one of New York City’s only privately owned neighborhoods–lies within the Bronx neighborhood of Riverdale. Here inside this 4,200-square-foot whitewashed stucco Mediterranean Revival home you’ll find original 1901 details, modern, energy-efficient updates and at least five bedrooms–just twenty minutes from Lincoln Center. Altogether it’s a mix of suburban quietude, townhouse grandeur and a New York City address, for $1.95 million. in addition to plenty of room on two stories for living and entertaining–plus outdoor space for gardening–there are a few 21st century surprises.

4673 Delafield Avenue, Fieldston, Bronx, cool listings, Historic Homes

In addition to classic proportions and original details, recent renovations have added practical and efficient green features like a Nest third-generation thermostat, gas-fueled heating and a charging station for electric vehicles. But the most dramatic feature of this home may be its two-story living room with tall windows, original woodwork, a carved stone fireplace and a pretty pair of stained glass panes.

4673 Delafield Avenue, Fieldston, Bronx, cool listings, Historic Homes

4673 Delafield Avenue, Fieldston, Bronx, cool listings, Historic Homes

Off the living room is a windowed formal dining room.

4673 Delafield Avenue, Fieldston, Bronx, cool listings, Historic Homes

Also on the first floor are a bedroom and a full bath plus a large home office, with plenty of windows for inspiration in every season.

4673 Delafield Avenue, Fieldston, Bronx, cool listings, Historic Homes

The first surprise here is a cool, retro kitchen, with stainless cabinetry, graphic floor tiles and serious appliances. A built-in pearl-grey vinyl diner-style booth is both fun and a good use of the space, and shiny chrome soda fountain stools upholstered in lipstick red add even more fifties fun.

4673 Delafield Avenue, Fieldston, Bronx, cool listings, Historic Homes

4673 Delafield Avenue, Fieldston, Bronx, cool listings, Historic Homes

4673 Delafield Avenue, Fieldston, Bronx, cool listings, Historic Homes

Upstairs on the second floor, a thoroughly grown-up and cozy master bedroom lies beneath vaulted ceilings and a skylight. The second floor also has two more bedrooms and a second bath.

4673 Delafield Avenue, Fieldston, Bronx, cool listings, Historic Homes

4673 Delafield Avenue, Fieldston, Bronx, cool listings, Historic Homes

A finished walk-out lower level could serve as a mother-in-law apartment or a studio.

4673 Delafield Avenue, Fieldston, Bronx, cool listings, Historic Homes

In the back, there’s plenty of room for gardening (there’s a big shed to stash your tools), dining, or lounging.

Another pleasant surprise: The aforementioned green features for energy-conscious owners including a charging station for your electric cars in a custom-built enclosure next to the driveway. Nearby are several well-known and highly-regarded private schools, Riverdale Park, Van Cortlandt Park and the gorgeous public gardens of Wave Hill–and the 1 subway line that gets you to the Upper West Side of Manhattan in minutes.

4673 Delafield Avenue, Fieldston, Bronx, cool listings, Historic Homes

[Listing: 4673 Delafield Avenue by Ellen Feld for Sotheby’s]

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Images courtesy of Sotheby’s.

 

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