The timeless community of CIty Island looks more like a Cape Cod fishing community than a neighborhood in the Bronx. One of the prime contributors to the vintage feel of the island is this 19th-century sea captain's house, formerly the Le Refuge Inn, located across from a marina on the island's main drag. Inside, the three-story Victorian offers seven bedrooms, 3.5 baths and all the detail one would expect from something built in 1876. The charming manse, listed for $1.2M, comes with some glittering Hollywood history attached: this is where the Cary Grant vehicle Arsenic and Old Lace was filmed. Down the street, you'll find the house that served as the Royal Tennenbaums' summer home on "Eagle's Island." Just be ready to commute by boat to Manhattan, or act like a landlubber and hop a bus to the train.
· 586 City Island Ave [Elliman]