4730 Fieldston Road, Bronx, New York, 10471

4730 Fieldston Road
Bronx NY 10471

Cross street:Indian Road

Building

Type:House
Era:Post-war
Floors:3

Property

Ownership: Single Family
Rooms: 20
Bedrooms: 10 BR
Bathrooms: 7
Pets: Pets Unknown

Financials

Price: $4,395,000
415 Madison Avenue NY, NY 10017
Courtesy of The Corcoran Group

Description

Designed in 1929 by celebrated architect Julius Gregory for owner Sidney D. Gamble (of Proctor & Gamble fame), this elegantly sprawling property stands out as one of New York City’s most stunning and substantially intact examples of the Georgian Revival architectural style. The interior is graciously laid out, and designed for entertaining; featuring grandly proportioned rooms, sweeping staircases, wood burning fireplaces, and abundant light from the many steel casement exposures. Boasting ten bedrooms, seven bathrooms, and four powder rooms, there are also dedicated spaces for media, play, exercise, laundry, and steam rooms, along with ample storage. This stately home has been tastefully updated but impeccably maintained, preserving a perfect mix of original details, sophistication, and character. Situated on an extravagant and beautiful 1.3 acres of matured plantings, the landscaped grounds include an additional building lot and a broad expanse of flat lawn, along with gently sloping hills and pathways. In addition, there is a rose garden, partially covered bluestone barbecue terrace, upper vegetable garden, playhouse, and a large fenced in playground with basketball, badminton, and more. The circular driveway welcomes your guests at the front entrance and there is generous parking in the back driveway, as well as a three car garage. Architectural plans for an in-ground pool exist. There is a reason this property has only traded once in the past century. This is a once in a generation home! A detailed description of the property is available by request. Fieldston is a stunning, 140 acre, privately owned enclave of ~256 architecturally significant houses located within the highest and most northwestern neighborhood of New York City - Riverdale. Originally laid out by Frederick Law Olmstead and Calvert Vaux (co architects of Central Park), Fieldston has been widely recognized as an early example of the romantically planned suburb in America - an idea influenced by the transcendentalist philosophies of Thoreau and Emerson and the concept of the English picturesque landscape. The integration of domestic architecture into the beauty of a natural landscape is a defining characteristic of the Fieldston neighborhood and separates it from the urban grid layout found nearby in Manhattan. Set among winding streets, with massive trees, and ancient rock outcroppings, the homes in Fieldston are unique. A number of architectural styles are represented; Tudor, Mediterranean, Gerorgian Revival, and Craftsman, among others. Many having been designed by what can only be called some of New York City’s first “starchitechts”, most prolifically Dwight James Baum and Julius Gregory. The neighborhood and many of its homes have been singled out in prominent publications like Better Homes & Gardens, House Beautiful, and Country Life since the 1930’s. Recognizing the uniqueness and significance of the area, the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission designated Fieldston as a Historic District in 2006. Fieldston’s private streets are open to traffic, but parking is only for residents. Delafield Park, a small private space within Fieldston, features a pond, where you’ll find turtles, goldfish, ducks, and the occasional egret. Transportation to Manhattan is effortless, with Metro North, the #1 train, and Express Buses to midtown all nearby. Houses of worship, public and private schools, restaurants, and shopping are all close by.

Amenities

Driveway; Garage; Garden; Fitness Room; Steam Room; Nursery; Playground; Private Storage; Cinema Room;

  • Fitness Facility
  • Garage
  • Garden
  • Walk-up

Neighborhood

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Designed in 1929 by celebrated architect Julius Gregory for owner Sidney D.

Description

Designed in 1929 by celebrated architect Julius Gregory for owner Sidney D. Gamble (of Proctor & Gamble fame), this elegantly sprawling property stands out as one of New York City’s most stunning and substantially intact examples of the Georgian Revival architectural style. The interior is graciously laid out, and designed for entertaining; featuring grandly proportioned rooms, sweeping staircases, wood burning fireplaces, and abundant light from the many steel casement exposures. Boasting ten bedrooms, seven bathrooms, and four powder rooms, there are also dedicated spaces for media, play, exercise, laundry, and steam rooms, along with ample storage. This stately home has been tastefully updated but impeccably maintained, preserving a perfect mix of original details, sophistication, and character. Situated on an extravagant and beautiful 1.3 acres of matured plantings, the landscaped grounds include an additional building lot and a broad expanse of flat lawn, along with gently sloping hills and pathways. In addition, there is a rose garden, partially covered bluestone barbecue terrace, upper vegetable garden, playhouse, and a large fenced in playground with basketball, badminton, and more. The circular driveway welcomes your guests at the front entrance and there is generous parking in the back driveway, as well as a three car garage. Architectural plans for an in-ground pool exist. There is a reason this property has only traded once in the past century. This is a once in a generation home! A detailed description of the property is available by request. Fieldston is a stunning, 140 acre, privately owned enclave of ~256 architecturally significant houses located within the highest and most northwestern neighborhood of New York City - Riverdale. Originally laid out by Frederick Law Olmstead and Calvert Vaux (co architects of Central Park), Fieldston has been widely recognized as an early example of the romantically planned suburb in America - an idea influenced by the transcendentalist philosophies of Thoreau and Emerson and the concept of the English picturesque landscape. The integration of domestic architecture into the beauty of a natural landscape is a defining characteristic of the Fieldston neighborhood and separates it from the urban grid layout found nearby in Manhattan. Set among winding streets, with massive trees, and ancient rock outcroppings, the homes in Fieldston are unique. A number of architectural styles are represented; Tudor, Mediterranean, Gerorgian Revival, and Craftsman, among others. Many having been designed by what can only be called some of New York City’s first “starchitechts”, most prolifically Dwight James Baum and Julius Gregory. The neighborhood and many of its homes have been singled out in prominent publications like Better Homes & Gardens, House Beautiful, and Country Life since the 1930’s. Recognizing the uniqueness and significance of the area, the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission designated Fieldston as a Historic District in 2006. Fieldston’s private streets are open to traffic, but parking is only for residents. Delafield Park, a small private space within Fieldston, features a pond, where you’ll find turtles, goldfish, ducks, and the occasional egret. Transportation to Manhattan is effortless, with Metro North, the #1 train, and Express Buses to midtown all nearby. Houses of worship, public and private schools, restaurants, and shopping are all close by.

Amenities

Driveway; Garage; Garden; Fitness Room; Steam Room; Nursery; Playground; Private Storage; Cinema Room;

  • Fitness Facility
  • Garage
  • Garden
  • Walk-up

Neighborhood

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