Nestled along a quiet tree-lined street in Riverdale’s Estate Area, this stylishly updated 4-bedroom, 2-bath, brick house, built in 1961, sits on a countrified double lot of more than a third of an acre. The current owner is an architect, and it clearly shows in the transformational updates and creative, clean-lined aesthetic – which have been featured in design publications.
Outside, the house is graced with a grassy front lawn, an airy ipe wood pergola, a welcoming entry porch, a secluded dining patio and a lush and lovely garden with natural wooded areas.
Inside, there are two wood-burning fireplaces and double-height ceilings in the living and dining areas, plus numerous skylights.
Standout details include: a skylighted entry hall; living room with expansive south-facing windows; open-plan dining room and kitchen with custom glass-fronted cabinetry, Caesarstone quartz countertops and stainless-steel appliances (Wolf 6-burner stove, Liebherr refrigerator and Thermador dishwasher); main-floor den; master bedroom with custom built-in cabinetry; walk-out lower level with office and family room; 4-car private driveway; attached 1-car garage with insulated aluminum and glass automatic door.
Interior features include a translucent glass floor in the 3rd-level hallway, glass walls at the main stairhall, chic Italian sliding glass doors by Rimadesio in several areas and lighted display niches throughout. There is an air-spa tub in the master bathroom and radiant-floor heating in both bathrooms.
The house has central HVAC, central vacuum, a central Sonos sound system (with 6 zones, including exterior); central security system and a new gas hot-water heater.
The partially wooded 0.37-acre property is comprised of two adjoining parcels, one 0.18 acres and the other 0.19 acres, running through the block from West 247th Street to Dodgewood Road.. There is the possibility, subject to planning permission, to develop the vacant 2nd lot, so please consult with your architect.
Close to parks, schools, buses and transportation to Manhattan.