Daily Dream Home: Fieldston

Luxury Travel By Brian Norton |

Today’s property is an opportunity to purchase a circa 1918 Tudor Revival-style mansion lovingly maintained with beautiful hardwood floors throughout, overlooking a beautiful pond plus three substantial buildable lots in Riverdale’s coveted Fieldston landmark district.

This home presents a grand lifestyle and luxury for privacy lovers who will cherish this chance to customize a magnificent and lovingly maintained 7,088 square feet residence by renowned Mann and MacNeille-architects, in a one-of-a-kind setting on a picturesque 19,288 square foot lot surrounded by 9,573 square feet, 11,830 square feet and 15,090 square feet heavily-wooded lots.

The potential is also exceptional for investors to develop the lots, located in a sought-after neighborhood near excellent schools and conveniences, while adding a personal touch to the elegant mansion to reside in or sell. The nearby Horace Mann School, founded in 1887, is named after the famed architect.

With its fieldstone and stucco-covered facades, casement sash windows, gable roofs with overhanding eaves and stucco-clad chimneys still intact, this distinctive estate was created for owner H.E. Freeman, and later occupied by Gerard Bloomfield who was active in NYC politics and served on the Mayor’s Economic Council in the 1970s.

A graceful driveway winds to a circular drive that fronts the handsome three-story historic home, privatized by a beautifully landscaped bucolic setting. Above the attached three-car garage is additional living quarters including bedroom and a full bathroom. The grand estate boasts 17 generously-sized rooms, with ten bedrooms and nine bathrooms and two half bathrooms.

Beyond the gracious entry foyer that welcomes you in are adjacent parlor, coat room, powder room and sitting areas for your guests.

Entertain lavishly in the huge ballroom-size living room with a fireplace and grand dining room with oversized windows facing Fieldston Road. A butler’s pantry connects to the huge kitchen and a charming breakfast room. Relax in the high-ceilinged great room graced by a second fireplace and refinished hardwood floors, or in the library/study with lovely views of the pond. A mud room leads into the au-pair or staff suite with a bedroom and a one half bathroom.

The second level is designed for sleeping comfort with four bedroom suites and guest bedrooms and full hall bathroom. The expansive master with a private pond-facing balcony presents a huge walk-in closet, dressing room with walk-in closets and en-suite bathroom with two sinks and a shower.

Perched on the third floor are three massive bedrooms that share a gigantic full bathroom with a tub and shower. Additional highlights include optional steam room, a laundry room and sizable basement for storage.

The estate and three lots are sold as a package and are listed for $5.9 million with Halstead Real Estate and showcased by Luxury Portfolio.

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