Start your morning with a cup of coffee in front of the limestone Louis XIII fireplace and end your day soaking in breathtaking sunsets from the terrace of this completely remodeled French-style chateau.
Address: 28 Valley Rd.
Square feet: 6,003
Crafted from the tones of an 18th century Bourgogne convent, this French chateau-style home in Bronxville, NY, exudes elegance and warmth. The exterior is constructed of imported golden limestone and surrounded by specimen trees and shrubs. Inside, every room is flooded with natural light, the piece de resistance being the 40-foot great room with antique oversized fireplace.
“I love the front-to-back entrance hall that opens to the home’s beautiful gardens,” says licensed associate broker Mary Karen O’Shaughnessy at Houlihan Lawrence.
And while the home looks like something out of Old-World France it still has all of today’s luxuries, including five-zoned geothermal heating, radiant floors, large open light-filled living spaces, custom cabinetry in the chef’s kitchen and European spa-quality bathrooms.
“Buyers are drawn to the three-exposure family room right off the European-style kitchen,” says O’Shaughnessy. The formal rooms feature reclaimed floors and 11 1/2-foot high-beamed ceilings. The kitchen, which overlooks the back terrace, has floors and counters made from reclaimed French Saint Cyr fossil stone, and a stainless steel wet work area.
The home’s library features a Louis XIII limestone fireplace and built-in bookshelves. The master suite has an adjacent sitting room and dressing room, and a master bathroom with hand-glazed tiles and reclaimed “tomette” floors. “The home is grand yet warm and inviting,” adds O’Shaughnessy.
Outside, almost an acre of property provides lots of privacy while the Bronxville location is just five minutes from the town’s vibrant village and train station and Bronxville K-12 school. “There are plenty of areas for recreation and dining while overlooking some of Bronxville’s most historic homes,” says O’Shaughnessy. The home is situated at the top of Sunset Hill, and the homeowners can take in breathtaking sunsets.
Mary Karen “MK” O’Shaughnessy
Licensed Associate Broker
Houlihan Lawrence, Bronxville, NY