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!
While many of the houses we feature in the Monday Mansion column are lovely and grand, they don't always qualify as, well, mansion-y. But not so with this Riverdale home: At 15,000 square feet, with seven bedrooms, five bathrooms, and three half-baths, it's huge; it's also perched atop a hill and surrounded by trees, giving it a secluded feeling that truly makes it feel like an estate removed far from the five boroughs. (Which, given its location near the line dividing New York City from Yonkers, isn't all that far off.)
And per the listing, the house has a pretty interesting past: It was built in 1928 and features lots of historic details, including, allegedly, chandeliers that come from the Plaza Hotel; marble flooring from Vatican City (?!?); and a wood-burning fireplace that's a replica of one that can be found in the White House. Which, sure.
While many of the listings photos are virtually staged, you can still get a sense of the grandeur of the place. In addition to those seven bedrooms, there's a wet bar, a gym/sauna combination, a lovely enclosed sun room, a photography darkroom, a "hobby room," and much more. The asking price: $9.2 million.