Fetching $ 8.5 million, this century-old Bronxville mansion boasts magical gardens and grand Tudor interiors


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Architect Lewis Bowman grew up in Mount Vernon and began his career as a designer for McKim, Mead and White. Bowman would become highly regarded for the stately residences he designed in Bronxville, ranging from Jacobean to Tudor style. He chose the latter style for his personal home on the outskirts of Westchester, which was built in 1922. The mansion is now on the market for $ 8,500,000 and it retains all of its great appeal, from the beamed ceilings and handmade oak paneled walls. Carved fireplace mantels and diamond lead glass windows. And of course, the gardens are truly magical, with hidden paths, tranquil fountains, magical gardens and a dream pool.

As the list so romantically describes, “Nestled behind a beautiful stone wall and mature rhododendrons, a circular driveway leads to the magnificent entrance.”

The double height fireplace continues the grandeur with stone floors, exposed beams and half-timbered walls.

From here the stepped living room also has a beamed ceiling, as well as a period fireplace in stone and hand carved, oak paneled walls and a magnificent floor-to-ceiling picture window.

Next to the living room, a stone veranda is very bright thanks to three walls of windows and arched lead doors.

Across the foyer is an “eclectic and modern” bookcase, as the listing describes. The various integrated cubbyholes are perfect for a sculpture collection.

The formal dining room is highlighted by an 18th-century Palladian-style carved mantel.

The kitchen has a contemporary country style and has an adjacent family room. There is also a pantry and breakfast room with a hand painted beamed ceiling and diamond shaped windows.

The house has a total area of ​​7,850 square feet, with six bedrooms, five full baths and three half baths. The master suite has a vaulted ceiling with delicate plasterwork, paneled walls, a living room with fireplace, a walk-in closet and an en-suite bathroom. One of the bedrooms and bathrooms is on the third floor – an “isolated gem” – with a media room.

Although not shown, there is a lower level with a games room, gym, wine cellar, and kitchenette with a garden entrance that opens onto the terrace and pool.

The 1.3 acre lot appears to feature endless magical gardens, patio, and pathways. The organically shaped swimming pool is surrounded by a stone patio and beautiful specimen plantations. There is also a pool house, various fountains and a garage for three cars.

The house has been owned and maintained by two generations of the same family. It’s only 15 miles from Manhattan, but it feels like you’re in another world.

[Listing: 5 Elm Rock Road by Sheila Morrissey Stoltz and Rita Steinkamp of Compass]


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