Our new feature, Monday Mansion, examines the most interesting mega homes on the market in the far reaches of New York. From over-the-top estates to?yes?historic castles, it's a semi-regular reminder that this city has more to offer the eager buyer than simple condos, co-ops, or even townhouses. Have a listing in mind that we're missing? Tell us about it. To the outer boroughs we go!
In many parts of Europe, you can buy a castle for the price of a New York City apartment. Or you can just buy one in New York City for the price of a New York City apartment. This ten-room castle, designed in the French provincial style in 1926 by architect Frank J. Forster, is located in the privately owned Fieldston community in the Bronx, and is listed for $3.65 million. Since it's for a castle, the listing is able to include such delightful phrases as "tall oak double doors with forged ironwork" and "Enjoy your whimsical breakfast room in the turret of your kitchen." You don't see that very often. And, like any good castle, there's an intercom controlled by an iPad and six sound systems. Not only that, but it's about half a mile from the subway.
· Listing: 4720 Grosvenor Avenue [Stribling]