Location: 50 Crows Nest Road, Bronxville
Description: The Bronxville Historical Conservancy describes this Gothic Revival country estate as “among Bronxville’s oldest and finest homes.” The 1849 house was built by Alexander Masterton, who designed and built many homes in the village, for Francis W. Edwards, a financier and painter in the Hudson River School. Frank and Kate Chambers bought the hilltop house in the 1880s and substantially renovated and upgraded it, giving Crow’s Nest a more distinctive and romantic Gothic style with multiple gables trimmed with ornately carved bargeboards and a commanding new square tower topped with a decorative parapet wall. The 10,442-square-foot house has nine bedrooms, five full bathrooms and one partial bath. Its 1.3-acre site is quite large and private for Bronxville, yet downtown shops and restaurants are within easy walking distance.
Asking price: $5.395 million, with estimated annual taxes of $127,500
Selling points: Crow’s Nest is loaded with interesting architectural details, including decorative 12-foot ceilings, magnificent hand-carved woodwork, Corinthian columns, six fireplaces, and a grand mahogany carved staircase crowned with a glorious Tiffany stained glass window.
The house has great flow and is quite comfortable as a family living space. The eat-in kitchen opens to a bright and sunny family room as well as a private deck overlooking the lawn, gardens and stone gazebo.
Listing agents: Rita Steinkamp and Sheila Morrissey Stoltz, Houlihan Lawrence
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