35 Durham Rd, Bronxville
What’s to like?
In addition to famed landmark projects, including the Kykuit Estate in Westchester, New York City’s Knickerbocker Club, the original LaGuardia Airport, Long Island’s Oheka Castle, and alterations to the White House, the legendary architectural firm Delano and Aldrich designed sprawling private residences like this massive stone Tudor in Bronxville’s tony Lawrence Park West section. Though carefully renovated with all the modern amenities that make for a life of luxurious comfort, the distinctive property remains marked inside and out with the French-trained duo’s sophisticated and elegant style. With only two owners since its 1927 construction, the estate’s interior is still brimming with such signature details as vaulted ceilings; crown moulding, walls dressed in panel moulding, and other specialty millwork; arched doorways; leaded glass windows; and its four original fireplaces. According to listing agent Rhonda Carey, the unique features even include central air conditioning—rare for a property of this era. The exterior nearly 2-acre landscaped park-like grounds are no less impressive—or serenely elegant.
Rhonda B. Carey
(914) 527-1131; www.houlihanlawrence.com