When you think of the ideal mansion in Fieldston—the neighborhood at the Bronx’s northern tip that’s home to many a grand, rambling old house—something like this one, at 4730 Fieldston Road, might come to mind.
The house, currently listed for $6.65 million, was built in 1930 and designed by architect Julius Gregory, a prolific designer whose stamp can be found on dozens of the homes in the Fieldston Historic District. This particular one is, according to the Landmarks Preservation Commission designation, “substantially intact today” and “representative of the homes built in Fieldston during the period in which the neighborhood was being developed.”
But what does that mean, exactly? Gregory, a regular contributor to House Beautiful and Home & Garden, designed this mansion in the Georgian Revival style, with a gabled, slate-shingled roof (with chimneys, and yes, there are fireplaces—three of ‘em), five front bays, and a muted facade made of fieldstone. (Of course.)
The home itself is positively massive, spanning around 10,000 square feet, with 10 bedrooms and more than seven bathrooms. There are also a whole host of rather formal spaces: an eat-in kitchen and a breakfast room; a master bedroom with its own sitting room; and on the ground floor, a living room, library, and family room. Phew.
Equally impressive is the outdoor space; the home sits on a 1.3-acre lot, and the landscaped grounds go beyond a standard backyard. There are stone-lined patios, a manicured garden, and even a paved badminton court, should that be your kind of thing.
All in all, it’s a pretty special place—the decor may be slightly dated, but for the right buyer (with, presumably, a pretty big family), it could be a stellar home.
- Listing: 4730 Fieldston Road [Stribling]