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The Bronx's Fieldston neighborhood is home to plenty of gorgeous turn-of-the-century homes, and the Mediterranean Revival gem at 4673 Delafield Avenue is no exception. It's part of the Fieldston Historic District, and was built in 1901 by architect Dwight James Baum, who designed several of the area's lovely historic homes. According to the Landmarks Preservation Commission's designation of the district (which, coincidentally, happened exactly a decade ago), this particular house features plenty of original details, including columns, leaded-glass lights, and "historic copper gutters and drainpipes" (fascinating!). It also has vaulted ceilings, fireplaces, and a built-out lower level that "could serve as a mother-in-law apartment," according to the listing (whatever that means). But it does have some modern(ish) updates, namely the kitchen that's designed to look like a retro '50s diner. Huh. The asking price is $1.95 million.
· Listing: 4673 Delafield Avenue [Sotheby's via StreetEasy]
· This $1.95M Mediterranean Revival Home in Historic Fieldston Holds Some Modern Surprises [Curbed]
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