A RENOVATED CASTLE IN NEW YORK CITY Lots of hills and gardens surround this 1926 renovated castle, built for a shipping line owner to evoke his family castle in CROATIA The walls are stone from ruined parts of a castle, brought as ballast in one of the owner's freighters. A round castle turret features a breakfast nook on the first floor and a study off of a bedroom on the second. A dramatic sunken living room with beamed ceiling and a stone fireplace adjoins a library/office with striking casement windows. The renovated kitchen features marble countertops, a Sub-Zero refrigerator, two dishwashers and sinks, a commercial Jade 8-burner 2-oven stove with a vented grill (for steaks and chops.)..A FORMAL dining room adjoins the kitchen, There are 5 bedrooms and 4-1/2 baths; the en-suite master bedroom and dressing room are separated in the south wing above the living room. This historic house, designed by the famed architect Frank Forster, has original woodwork, Pasadena tiles, his signature windows, and copper-framed screens. There is a 9-zone Mitsubishi ductless air conditioning system, 5-room plus patio Bose sound system, 4 flat-screen TVs, new recessed low-voltage lighting, and a basement carpentry and laundry room. a beautiful slate roof, a 2-car garage, with castle doors, a walled patio., terraced gardens and tall trees over 0.47 acres. Fieldston is a landmarked district in riverdale close to Van Cortlandt Park, wave hill botanical gardens. expansive shops in Riverdale Village on Broadway down the hill. The #1 subway line, express buses, and the Metro-North Hudson Line trains offer quick access to Manhattan, as do Route 9A and Route 87 for cars. The BXM-1 express bus that travels up 3rd avenue in manhattan is one block away. With lower taxes than those of suburban houses. It is"country in the city", great for jogging, biking, and even horseback riding with stables nearby. WORK IN THE CITY AND COME HOME without going too far, 'A SECRET ENCLAVE FOR THESE TRYING TIMES'
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