This is a unique home that's just waiting for you

Sandhya 'Sanjya' Tidke of Halstead Real Estate


This dramatic, Medieval-style home at 316 W. 245th St., was designed by prolific Fieldston architect Julius Gregory, and built in 1930 for a professor at Columbia University.

One is immediately struck by the unique curb appeal of the slate-covered pyramidal roofline in this one-of-a-kind home.

The house is situated on about a third of an acre with custom landscaping, complete with a perfect lawn, patio and deck.

You are greeted by an impressive solid wood front door entering a generous foyer with oversized leaded floor-to-ceiling glass doors inviting you to a large living room with a wood-burning fireplace. That leads to a year-round sun room flanked on three sides with large windows as well as a built-in bookcase.

The large formal dining room can seat at least 12, and opens onto the new outdoor deck overlooking a beautifully landscaped yard — which also can be accessed through the huge, open eat-in kitchen with stone counter tops, custom wood cabinets, pantry and stainless steel high-end appliances. The kitchen also has two dishwashers, a sub-zero refrigerator, breakfast bar and desk, and a cathedral ceiling with a skylight that also provides access to the large flagstone patio.

There is a powder room on the main floor, while the second floor features three large en-suite bedrooms. The master bedroom has a walk-in closet/dressing area, soaking tub, glassed shower and two separate sinks and high ceilings giving the feeling of a spa.

The third floor is a den/bedroom also with soaring ceilings and a full bathroom. The lower level has a gym, laundry, utility room, and a separate room with a half-bath that could be a study/guest room that opens to the patio on the garden level.

This home is available for $2.5 million with association dues of more than $4,000 annually.

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