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In the Bronx, L-shaped historic home by famed Fieldston architect seeks $3.45M

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Dwight J. Baum is responsible for this quaint (but large!) Bronx house

When a sprawling home comes onto the market in Fieldston, up on the Bronx, there’s a good chance that it was designed by Dwight J. Baum, an architect responsible for dozens of homes in the neighborhood.

This home on Goodridge Avenue is no exception: The five-bedroom house, which just listed for $3.45 million, is one of Baum’s creations—and while the listing boasts that it was once the architect’s home, the LPC designation for the Fieldston Historic District tells a slightly different tale:

This Colonial Revival style house was designed and built in 1927-28 by prolific Fieldston architect Dwight James Baum at a time when the Fieldston neighborhood was being developed with homes in a variety of picturesque styles following the strict design guidelines of the Fieldston Property Owners Association. Baum appears to have developed it as an investment property which he leased to tenants through at least the late 1930s.

In any case, it’s a large house on an L-shaped lot, and it “remains largely intact,” according to the LPC. Many of its historic details, including its wooden shutters, a wrought-iron lamp at the entrance, and a wrought-iron balcony on the western “wing” (because this is a house with wings) are still in place.

The inside could use some work—it doesn’t appear to have been updated since the ’80s—but there’s a lot to work with. In addition to those five bedrooms, there’s a spacious kitchen and formal dining room, a wood-paneled den, tons of closet space, a back patio, a two-car garage, and more.