Bronxville is famous for the picturesque, historic houses that make up the Lawrence Park Historic District. The area “contains 94 contributing buildings, the majority of which are architecturally or historically significant,” according to Wikipedia.
Developed in the late 19th and early 20th centuries on 20 acres of land, it was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1980.
Built in 1902 in the Arts & Crafts style, 7 Valley Road sits on a prominent corner in Lawrence Park and is notable for its stone and shingle facade and slate roof. The house greets visitors with a landscaped lawn that leads to an immense wraparound stone porch. Walk in the front doors and you’re immediately wowed by a balconied two-story great room and a sweeping staircase under a Tiffany-style skylight.
The rounded turret that dominates the the building’s front from the outside is home to the two-story dining room. The leaded and stained glass floor-to-ceiling windows in the bay soar upward, and the room is crowned by an original minstrel gallery.
The dining room, great room and library all contain original fireplaces. The large living room is warmed by yet another fireplace and adjoins an octagonal music room that provides access to the stone porch.
There are a number of cozy, paneled rooms on the ground floor to offset the scale of the dining and great rooms, areas in which handsome oriental rugs and comfortable chairs are right at home.
There are five bedrooms and four full baths on the second floor, as well as two additional bedrooms and a bath on the third. An added bonus for the next owner: an all new heating and cooling system regulates the climate in the home.
The house is a delightful stroll to Bronxville’s village center, renowned K-12 school, and train — with its 28-minute commute to Manhattan.
See it in person at an open house this Sunday, September 17, from 3 to 5 p.m.
Listed by Rita Steinkamp and Susan Kelty Law of Houlihan Lawrence, the house is asking $3.85 million.