Rare 'Gold Coast' Estate!
There are a handful of neighborhoods left in NYC where grand old homes still sit on parcels of land for which the term ''grounds'' applies. Among them is Riverdale, long known as the borough's 'Gold Coast.'
The Henry L. Atherton Villa at 5247 Independence Avenue is 1 of 34 stately homes that make up the 'Riverdale Historic District.' Which includes the home of a young JFK who grew up down the street in 1928. The area was conceived in the mid-19th century by a group of wealthy businessmen as a 'suburban summer community,'
This palatial Henry Atherton Villa palatial estate is built in Gothic Revival style with some Colonial Revival additions completed in 1910 & 1914 giving the estate its current grand appearance.
At 10,000 SF, this gracious home consists of 9 bedrooms, 8 bathrooms and covers 0.61 acres. Today, the residence preserves its grand, old-world exterior details: two chimneys, gabled slate roofs, Doric columns, and a porte-cochere. The beautiful millwork, original hardwood floors, and sizable windows create a lovely atmosphere for the home.
One enters into a ballroom-sized open parlor with a fireplace, once a greeting room for guests. Off the parlor is a formal dining room and kitchen, 2 elegant ...