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130-Year-Old Riverdale Estate Seeks New Owner for $4.35M

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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!

A lovely piece of Bronx history is on the market for $4.35 million. Built in 1880 for Henry Foster Spaulding, the main house of this two-building estate in Riverdale was designed by architect Charles Clinton and is a "rare example" of the Stick-Eastlake style. The quaint, 2.5-story home features board and batten siding, jigsaw ornamentation, twin chimneys, a gabled slate roof, and a bracketed porch entrance. It was moved to its current located at 4970 Independence Avenue, along with a smaller cottage, in 1912, and in the mid-1960s, the two buildings were connected with a living room, bringing the interior to 8,600 square feet. But the addition fit the original design so well that in the 1980s, the house was designated a New York City landmark and added to the National Register of Historic Places.

· Listing: 4970 Independence Avenue [StreetEasy]
· Monday Mansion archives [Curbed]