Located in the northwest portion of the Bronx, Riverdale is known for its affluence and suburban-like lifestyle.
Today, the area has expansive homes with large lots, apartment buildings and everything in between. According to StreetEasy, in the early 19th century, wealthy Manhattanites built second homes in Riverdale, but once railroads provided access to the neighborhood about a century later, those homes became their primary residences.
In addition to pricey real estate, Riverdale is also home to three top private schools, all part of the Ivy Preparatory School League: Horace Mann, Riverdale Country and Fieldston.
Here are three Riverdale properties listed in the millions, that will make you forget you’re only minutes from the Upper West Side:
This Tudor-Style home is located on a cul-de-sac in the privately owned Fieldston Estates section of Riverdale. Recently renovated, the six bedroom, five-and-a-half bedroom house has new plumbing, electric, central A/C, heating, thermal windows and alarm system. A glass-enclosed Atrium can be enjoyed year-round, or entertain in the lower level’s media room that also has a bar, full bath, laundry, large storage room, and guest room with a separate entrance. Outside, there is a circular driveway leading to a two-car attached garage. The backyard has a grilling patio and gardens, and is large enough for a future pool or tennis court. An adjoining rear lot is also available for $900,000.
This Riverdale home, called the Henry F. Spaulding Coachman's House, was declared a city landmark in 1981 and is listed to the National Register of Historic Places. The main portion of the home dates to 1880, and is Victorian style, with board-and-batten siding, jigsaw ornamentation, twin chimneys and a slate roof. A separate cottage, which dates even further back, is now connected to the eight-bedroom, four-bathroom home, to add a family room with skylight, fireplace and a drinking fountain from the old Metropolitan Opera House. A two-car garage adapted from a historical farm building also stands on this one-acre estate.
This single-family home features nine bedrooms and eight bathrooms on an acre of land. It has gone through a four-year gut renovation and expansion, but includes charming details like its turret and chandelier from the original hous. There are also two swimming pools and a zip line on the property.