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Late Architect's Woodsy Fieldston Home Wants $2.45 Million

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Our semi-regular feature, Monday Mansion, examines the most interesting mega homes on the market in the far reaches of New York. Have a listing in mind that we're missing? Tell us about it. To the outer boroughs we go!


If the name of 1920s and '30s architect Dwight James Baum sounds familiar, that might be because he designed the Fieldston home of one Dr. Jonathan Zizmor, which has been languishing on the market for years thanks to some overly ambitious pricing. (The price was reduced, however, back in August, to $3.595 million.) Now, Baum's own former Fieldston home, smaller and cheaper than the one where Dr. Zizmor resides, is on the market asking $2.45 million. Set on a large and bucolic private lot, the four-bed, four-bath home, which Baum built in 1920, includes "a slate covered hipped roof with overhanging eaves, shed dormers, paneled and louvered shutters, brick chimneys with corbelled caps, copper gutters and metal drainpipes and [...] a detached 2 car garage and long double wide driveway," to name a few features.

· Listing: 5011 Waldo Avenue [Halstead, via Streeteasy]
· Monday Mansion archives [Curbed]