The Most Expensive Listing in the Bronx Comes With An Architectural Pedigree

Russ Ross for The Corcoran Group

Written by Jack Wagner

A grand estate located in the heart of the Bronx, the northernmost borough of New York City, has just hit the market, with an impressive asking price of $8,750,000. The residence at 421 West 250th Street now claims the title for the most expensive single-family home listing in the Bronx. This surpasses the previous record held by a $7 million neo-Georgian estate nearby. What sets this home apart is not just the price tag but also its architectural pedigree, paired with luxurious features.

The renowned post-modern and new classical architect Robert A.M. Stern designed this timeless estate, reflecting his classical yet contemporary approach. Stern, whose portfolio includes some of New York City’s most iconic and high-end buildings, such as 15 Central Park West, 220 Central Park South, 520 Park Avenue, and 30 Park Place, remains at the helm of his architecture firm, Robert A.M. Stern Architects (also known as RAMSA).

Neighborhood entry | Russ Ross for The Corcoran Group

Nestled in the prestigious enclave of Villanova Heights in the Riverdale section of the Bronx, this property spans more than 11,100 square feet and rests upon a generous 0.58-acre lot. The exterior showcases classic design elements, including a steeply pitched roof adorned with arched dormers, intricate stone and brickwork, and a welcoming wraparound porch along the southern and eastern facades.

Rear facade | Russ Ross for The Corcoran Group

Upon entering the estate, you are greeted by a double-height entrance hall that leads to an expansive living room with bright teal walls and a romantic beamed ceiling. An elegant dining room sits between the living room and kitchen, adding grandeur to the main floor. The chef-grade kitchen, which opens to a great room and an inviting eat-in area, seamlessly blends functionality and style. Also, a private library and a convenient laundry room cater to the practical needs of the household.

Living room | Russ Ross for The Corcoran Group

The living room and gourmet kitchen showcase French doors that open up to a captivating pergola and patio overlooking the side lawn—perfect for outdoor gatherings and relaxation. A serene in-ground gunite pool with a spa serves as the focal point for the lushly landscaped grounds and mature plantings that surround the estate.

Kitchen | Russ Ross for The Corcoran Group

The second floor houses the primary bedroom suite, complete with a separate sitting room, dual walk-in closets, and access to a private outdoor balcony. Four additional bedrooms, each with its own en-suite bathroom and walk-in closet, provide ample space and comfort for family and guests. At the home’s third floor pinnacle, you’ll find 1,320 square feet of versatile space that provides the opportunity for a separate office, additional bedroom, or ample storage.

Primary bedroom | Russ Ross for The Corcoran Group

The lower level of the estate serves as an entertainment and wellness haven, featuring a game room, exercise room, wine cellar, staff room with full bathroom, and additional storage space. 

Exercise room | Russ Ross for The Corcoran Group

A spacious outdoor parking court accommodates three cars adjacent to the four-car garage. The garage enters into a mudroom, rounding out the home’s lower level. And a posh elevator provides easy access to all floors, ensuring convenience and accessibility for everyone.

Garage | Russ Ross for The Corcoran Group

Chris Cavorti, Jermaine Davis, Andrea Wintergerst, and Marvin Chu of The Corcoran Group are the listing agents for 421 West 250th Street. This 8.75-million-dollar estate is more than just a record listing; it stands as a testament to the timeless allure of classic architecture and represents the epitome of luxury living.

Pool | Russ Ross for The Corcoran Group
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