– Julia B. Fee Sotheby’s International Realty announced today that the firm has listed a property originally designed in 1902 by Edward Tilton, one of the architects of Ellis Island, and recently fully renovated by Westchester County and Connecticut architect Dean Davis. Bronxville agents Priscilla Toomey and Joanne Davies have the listing, which is offered at $7,250,000.
Designed by Tilton as a large horse barn, the original structure was converted into a home in 1952 by architect Randolph Evans, who is known for his design of Bronxville’s Village Hall. During the recent renovation by Davis, an entrance courtyard and garden within the original stone wall were designed by Mary Reynolds, who was commissioned to design a garden for the Royal Botanical Gardens at Kew in London. Reynolds was also the first Irish gold medal winner at the Royal Horticultural Society’s Chelsea Flower Show.
The home is set high on a .76-acre lot, offering views of Bronxville Village in every direction. With 7,200 square feet of living space, the residence includes five bedrooms and six full and two half baths. An open-plan kitchen/family room with large built-in island and fireplace faces east for morning sun, while western views take in evening sunsets. The home also has a main hall with 12-foot ceiling and original brick herringbone floor, living room with wood-burning fireplace and French doors leading to outdoor patios, oak-paneled library, and dining room with tray ceiling and oak floors.
The renovation includes new re-pitched roofing, gutters, cedar shingles that complement the original brick and stone, interior and exterior doors, Marvin windows, custom closets, front and back staircases, re-bricked chimneys, custom entry gates, recessed lighting, five-zone air conditioning and much more.
“The residence is a spectacular retreat that truly represents the pinnacle of understated elegance with every imaginable amenity,” said Toomey. “The sleek, comfortable and inviting living space has been completely updated and expanded for today’s lifestyle.”
“This oasis of calm is at once exquisite and secluded, set on a private, lush property with easy access to Bronxville School and Metro North,” said Davies. “It is amazing how such a private haven can be so close to everything.”
For more information on the property, which is located at 21 Crows Nest Road, visit the firm’s website here.