Have a nomination for a jaw-dropping listing that would make a mighty fine House of the Day? Get thee to the tipline and send us your suggestions. We’d love to see what you’ve got.
Location: Scarsdale, New York
Throughout the 1920s and 1930s, Tudor Revival architecture sprouted up everywhere in the United Staes. Some homes were modest cottages in urban settings while others were grand mansions built into the countryside.
All, however, maintained a few common characteristics: Steep roofs, front-facing gables, small-paned windows, prominent chimneys, and asymmetrical facades. Now, many homeowners are updating traditional Tudor homes with more modern style, like this five-bedroom, six-bath home about an hour north of New York City in Scarsdale.
Built in 1920 and rumored to have been owned by notorious American mobster—and Las Vegas Strip developer—Ben “Bugsy” Siegel, the 4,583-square-foot home features the classic bold lines and trim details of a Tudor home. The stone and wood building boasts a glass-enclosed sun room, a formal living room with wood-paneled walls and fireplace, a formal dining room, and a family room with wood French doors that open to a deck, study, and full bath.
The upper levels are reserved for the bedrooms, and the master includes a cozy fireplace. In the basement you’ll find a paneled billiards room, an additional bedroom with full bath, a recreation room with wood-burning stove, and a back door leading to a garage apartment.
A house with both old world charm and modern updates, 46 Bretton Road is on the market for $1,850,000.