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The name Dwight James Baum may not mean as much to New Yorkers as those of Stanford White or Cass Gilbert; but Baum, who worked in the same period as those acclaimed New York architects, deserves at least a modicum of praise they've received. Why? He's responsible for much of the architecture of one of the Bronx's most beautiful neighborhoods: Fieldston, a tiny (and wealthy) enclave in the borough's northwest corner. Baum built more than 60 of the houses in the area—including the one once owned by subway icon Dr. Zizmor—and now, another of his creations is on the market for $1.995 million.
This isn't the first time this particular home, which Baum built for himself, has been on the market: It was originally listed in 2014 for $2.45 million, but has gotten a pricechop since then. The current listing has no interior photos (uh oh), but the prior listing shows some of the interior's lovely, if slightly dated, features, including a "wood burning fireplace encased in imported white marble" and "French doors [that] lead to a veranda with a colonnade overlooking the garden." It's set on a huge corner lot, adding to the bucolic feel of the place.
- Listing: 5011 Waldo Avenue [Halstead via StreetEasy]
- Late Architect's Woodsy Fieldston Home Wants $2.45 Million [Curbed]
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