It's hard to know where to begin with 360 West 253rd Street, a Riverdale mansion that just popped onto the market with an asking price of $14,998,000. The 15,000-square-foot property, built in 1928 and known, at least in the listing, as the Chapel Hill Mansion, has seven bedrooms, seven bathrooms, and another five half-bathrooms. And then there's the incredible decor?and we mean incredible in the true dictionary sense. We really can't believe what we're seeing in these listing pics. The brokerbabble explains a few things:
The renovation, spanning 25 years, has kept the home’s original splendor while adding modern conveniences. Gold and Silver leaf adorn the ceilings and trim while Limestone walls usher you into its grand foyer. Marble floors imported from the Vatican greet you as you enter the master suite and its elegant confines. The Plaza Hotel’s own artisans spent four years painting and gilding the ceilings of each of the rooms. Chandeliers inside the home were also acquired from the Plaza Hotel to match the impeccable detail.
Imported French Walnut was used to handcraft the entire interior of the home including the main staircase and all the woodwork throughout. Six original hand carved Marble fireplaces are spread throughout the home. A gym, sauna, conservatory and terrace with Hot Tub highlight the home’s ability to entertain. Spectacular views are a main attraction as the mansion sits on the highest point in all of New York City. The serene location makes this a one of a kind home in the history of New York City. Plans for a 12 car garage, heated driveway and pool have been finalized for the next owner to add to the property. The house also has what appears to be a home office in a bathroom. We're not sure, though, whether the dude playing the piano comes with the house.
· Listing: 360 West 253rd Street [Elliman]
· Riverdale coverage [Curbed]