4527 Delafield Avenue - Fieldston, New York
Come home to this handsome, 5 bay, Federal-style, brick and stone residence topped with an elegant slate roof. Designed by noted architect Dwight James Baum, circa 1925, this lovely prewar home is filled with numerous Colonial Revival details. The property is lushly planted with verdant, mature gardens and a small terrace in the rear yard.Side-lights and an over-door fan light frame the charming entry into this solid home. The bright, main floor consists of a spacious living room with working fireplace, a formal dining room, a sunroom, kitchen and a guest powder room. Beautiful hardwood floors are framed with inlaid borders and there are many large, 6 over 6 pane windows throughout the house flooding it with light. A picturesque, rear porch is accessed from the main hall and is a few steps above the garden.The second floor contains the large master bedroom with French doors that open onto a private deck, two additional bedrooms and a full bath. The third floor features two additional bedrooms. The home contains abundant storage.A full basement with an attached garage completes this wonderful property. The property is accessible by MTA #1 Subway, Bus or 20 minute car ride to midtown Manhattan.The Fieldston neighborhood is one of New York City's most beautiful and well-planned early 20th Century suburban communities consisting of approximately 257 houses and related structures. The land comprising Fieldston was purchased by Joseph Delafield in 1829 as part of a larger estate. In 1909, a year after subway services reached 242nd Street and Broadway, the owners of the Delafield estate decided to develop the property by selling several acres to Manhattan Teachers College, with the rest to be a private park devoted exclusively to country homes.
This listing courtesy of Douglas Elliman