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Location: Bronxville, New York
As historic and storied as they come, this landmarked Shingle-style mansion in Bronxville, New York was commissioned by Elizabeth Custer, author, public speaker, and widow of Brevet Major General George Armstrong Custer (of “Custer’s Last Stand” fame), in 1902. Designed by William Bates, the stunning seven-bedroom, five-bathroom home is part of the Lawrence Park Historic District and is named Laurentia, in honor of Elizabeth’s close friends William and Sarah Lawrence, the former being the real estate mogul (and namesake of the village) and founder of Sarah Lawrence College.
Set on over half an acre of land, the 6,764-square-foot residence, which has been preserved and “enhanced” over the years, boasts incredible architectural details including a stone-and-shingle facade, coffered ceilings, turreted rooms, six period fireplaces, gorgeous windows, woodwork, and floors, window seats, and, as the listing reports, “whimsical nooks and crannies.” Other delightful features include a sunroom, formal dining and sitting rooms, spacious eat-in kitchen, family room, wine cellar, and a home gym.
Outside, a wraparound porch, stone balcony, and lawn round out the property, which perches on a crest at 6 Chestnut Avenue. Located just outside Manhattan, this special, storybook house can be yours for $4,995,000.