5200 Longview Place
Townhouse · Fieldston · $6,750,000
Perched on the second highest point in Riverdale, this lavish 15,000 sq. ft. Chapel Hill mansion (280 feet above sea level) is an estate not to be missed. This incredible 1928 masterpiece set upon 2.3 acres is full of history and has been completely restored to Museum Quality during its 25+ year renovation. The residence features 9 bedrooms, 5 full baths, and 3 half baths, a chef's kitchen with high end appliances including an indoor BBQ pit, formal dining room, a music room, gym with sauna, a billiards room, 6 original hand-carved marble fireplaces, 2 laundry rooms, private driveway, koi pond, and a sun-filled Conservatory.
Upon entering the home, you are greeted by a front door that was taken from Lincoln National Bank at 60th and Park Ave. Gold and Silver leaf adorn the ceilings and trim while limestone walls usher you into its grand foyer. Also located on the first floor is the drawing room, billiard room, custom bar area, piano room, living room, formal dining room, kitchen, pantry, 2 powder rooms, and the conservatory. The second floor has been outfitted with tile from the same maker used for the Vatican to create their upstairs mosaic, the patio, two master suites, four guest suites, and five baths, the gym, sauna, and laundry room. The third floor consists of two maids' bedrooms, photography darkroom, tool workshop and hobby room with half bathroom.
Exquisite elements and fine details abound in this lovely mansion. The Plaza Hotel's own artisans spent four years painting and gilding the ceilings of each of the rooms with gold, and horsehair. Chandeliers inside the home are also from the Plaza Hotel to match the impeccable detail. There are also 3 inch marble floors imported from Vatican. Imported French Walnut was used to handcraft the entire interior of the home including the main staircase and all the woodwork throughout. Six original hand carved marble fireplaces are spread throughout the home, including one exact replica of the fireplace in the White House.
Contact us for a private viewing today to see this grand home!
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