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Picturesque turn-of-the-century Riverdale mansion seeks $4.129M

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Dubbed “The Esmerelda,” the home has nine bedrooms, five-and-a-half bathrooms, and a huge backyard

"The Esmerelda is your happily ever after," boasts the brokerbabble for this Riverdale estate, which comes second only to the house's tagline: Your home. You’re home.

It’s true, though, that the turn-of-the-20th-century, three-story Victorian is rather picturesque, with hardwood flooring, oak doors, and stunning wood-beamed ceilings. The "mezzanine level", known to most as the first floor, features two fireplaces—one stone and one marble—while the upper two stories house eight of the mansion’s nine bedrooms. The last bedroom is in the finished basement, along with a second kitchen and an embarrassment of storage space.

Set back from the road behind a gated driveway, the "secluded fortress" offers plenty of private outdoor spaces, including a sprawling backyard (sadly no pool to speak of), two balconies, and three-season front and back porches, from which to "admire the spruce trees" for $4.129 million.