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There’s no shortage of lovely homes in Riverdale, way up in the Bronx, particularly if you look within the ultra-exclusive Fieldston Historic District. There are about 250 homes in the landmarked neighborhood, and one of them—a six-bedroom, 4,760-square-foot Colonial Revival gem on Delafield Avenue—just hit the market asking $2.575 million.
The home in question was designed by architect Dwight James Baum, who was responsible for more than a dozen of the houses within the historic district. Per the Landmarks Preservation Commission designation, its distinctive architectural elements include wood clapboard siding; a semicircular portico entrance; a “slate-covered gable roof”; dormer windows; and “historic paired, multi-pane wood French doors on the east façade with flanking, eight-pane sidelights,” to name but a few things.
On a more practical level, the interior of the home is in decent shape, though might need some modernization; there’s also a porch and a sun room for those who want to really play up the whole country-home-in-the-city vibe the place has going for it.
- Listing: 4671 Delafield Avenue [Halstead]