With an almost-too-good-to-be-true confluence of architecture, artistry, and breathtaking location, this picturesque Storybook Tudor is one of those once-in-a-lifetime finds. Abutting the prestigious Siwanoy Country Club with panoramic views over the 15th hole, a tranquil pond and beyond, it’s like having a private park in your own backyard!
Built in 1929 by Dutch architect Charles Koster for his own family, the house was precisely sited on the land to maximize the natural light throughout the day, season through season. Extraordinary sculpted woodwork, original leaded windows and hardwood floors have been meticulously preserved, honoring the craftsmanship of a bygone era.
A brick path leads up to the elaborately carved front door – your first introduction to the intricate woodwork featured throughout the first floor. Dutch and maritime themes are expressed in the paneling, moldings, fireplace, and built-in cabinetry, with no two motifs being quite identical.
The richly paneled foyer features a pair of archways – one framing the front door, and the second opening into a sunny alcove with barrel ceiling and tall leaded window.
The step down living room to the left is a magnificent entertaining room with exposed ceiling beams, a grand carved fireplace, and original built-in cabinetry with leaded glass fronts. Sunlight pours in through the large leaded window, with window seat below, overlooking the front of the property. A carved archway opens into the adjacent music room/den, which has two walls of leaded windows with expansive – and inspiring-- golf course views.
Across the foyer, beyond another superbly carved archway, the spacious formal dining room provides an elegant backdrop for holiday meals and celebrations. It features custom faux finish walls, paneling, oversized leaded windows, and is served by a convenient butler’s pantry.
Beautifully updated with top of the line appliances, the bright open eat-in kitchen has a Byzantine Gold travertine floor with mosaic border and handsome granite counters. A wide pass through to the family room takes full advantage of expansive picture windows that showcase the gorgeous backyard, golf course and sparkling pond. Watch the seasons change from verdant and leafy to gold and glorious to snowy and silent. Follow the birds, observe the wild life – every day offers a different tableau to enjoy while you’re prepping meals!
The family room is cozy and comfortable, with exposed brick walls, hand-distressed hardwood floors, and door to the private brick patio with new built-in grill. The surrounding property is gorgeous, with mature oaks, dogwoods, ornamental apple and pear trees, lilacs, and level lawns bordered by lovely old stone walls.
The first floor also includes a bedroom and full bathroom, ideal for an au-pair suite or office.
Upstairs, the master suite and two of the three additional bedrooms have commanding golf course views. The master includes a delightful dressing room with a wall of closets, and an exquisitely appointed bathroom with vintage basket weave floor. There is a hall bath, also with the original basket-weave floor and a deep linen closet on this floor.
The walk-out lower level includes a playroom, extensive storage, and door to the 2-car garage.
This gem of a property is in a sought after Bronxville neighborhood only 15 miles and a quick 30-minute commute from midtown Manhattan. Its rich history, authentic craftsmanship, and bucolic natural surroundings make it a private oasis unlike any other.
A picture-perfect Storybook Tudor abutting the Siwanoy Golf Club’s 15th hole with an almost too-good-to-be-true combination of exquisite original craftsmanship, expansive peaceful views, comfortable living, and idyllic private outdoor space!
Built in 1929 by Dutch architect Charles Koster for his own family, the home was sited precisely to capture the natural light through all four seasons
Intricately carved woodwork reflects Dutch and maritime influences; each panel or motif is unique
All exterior timber was replaced in 2013, meticulously sourced for authenticity and installed by a local craftsman.
Original leaded windows
Original hardwood floors
3,229 sq ft
5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms
.29 acres with mature oak trees, Chinese and American dogwoods, ornamental plum and pear trees, lilacs and other shrubbery surrounded by lovely old stone walls.
Spacious private brick patio with newly built-in Blaze 40” barbecue
2-car attached garage
Hardwired smoke detectors
Brick pathway to arched front door
Paneled foyer with intricate woodwork
Twin archways frame vestibule and an alcove with barrel ceiling, leaded and stained glass window
Stairway with elaborately carved newel post
Step down from foyer
Breathtaking entertaining room with exposed ceiling beams
Bathed in natural light that is filtered through original leaded bay window with stained glass inserts
Grand fireplace with immaculately preserved carved mantel-– a true work of art!
Original built-in cabinetry with leaded glass front
Carved archway to music room/den brings in light from rear of property
Expansive leaded windows overlooking the backyard and beyond to panoramic golf course views
Carved archway to living room
Elegant paneled room with original leaded windows
Custom paint with faux finish
Carved archway to/from foyer
Glass fronted cabinetry
Beautifully updated bright open eat-in kitchen
Travertine floor with mosaic border
Top of the line appliances:
Amana counter-depth refrigerator/freezer
Thermador double convection wall ovens
Thermador 5-burner cooktop
Door to driveway
Wide pass-through to family room offers great views across patio to golf course
Comfortable casual room with oversized picture windows overlooking patio, backyard, and golf course
Exposed brick walls
Hand-distressed wood floors
Door to backyard and patio
Door to/from front foyer
Quiet private location – ideal for au pair or an office/study
Wonderful views over golf course
Original basketweave floor
Very spacious light-filled room overlooking rear of property and golf course
Large dressing area with 3 closets plus cedar closet
Beautifully appointed bathroom with original basket-weave floor, pedestal sink, frameless shower, and heated towel rail
Big and bright overlooking golf course
Bessler stairway to attic storage
Spacious room with picture-frame molding
Fantastic views over golf course
Sunny and bright
Original leaded windows overlooking front of property