24 Park Avenue is one of the preeminent signature masterpiece homes in Lawrence Park of Bronxville Village.
A culmination of a decade long renovation partnership with a team of professionals with a passion for design, this home is a tour de force of masterful, luxury, modern finishes expertly blended into the aesthetic heritage of 1894 Shingle Style architecture. The exceptional renovations honor this homes significant provenance in the historic Hilltop Community.
The owners undertook a massive property, terrace and stone, retaining wall reconfiguration, championed by Renee Byers Landscape Architect whose well-crafted vision is featured in Private Paradise: Contemporary American Gardens, Charlotte Frieze, Monacelli Press. (see "Hilltop Haven", pp. 211-216).
The owners then turned their eye inward and began a room-by-room transformation to what is now over 7000 square feet of inspired beauty offering some of the highest quality home finishes available today.
From the first step onto this property, one opens the gate into a remarkable world of meticulous design and impeccable workmanship.
Entering the property one walks across the flat, thoughtfully landscaped front lawn that is encircled by a pillared, stone wall with wooden fence. One continues through to a distinguished, open-arch portico with sitting benches warmly flanking the extra-wide, antique Dutch door. Then through to the grand first floor of this home with high ceilings and generously sized formal rooms that add to the carefree, relaxed nature of this home, so characteristic of classic shingle style American architecture.
From the entry hall, the eye floats over gleaming hardwood parquet inlaid floors, to the open Sitting Parlor/Music Room to the right, or thru the pillared columns featuring two warmly lit leaded glass display cabinets to the Living Room and Formal Dining Room and out through the wall of custom windows in the Sunroom to the glorious southeast-facing view.
Music Room/Sitting Parlor/Reading Room
Sit before the fire and enjoy the historic relief sculpted over the mantelpiece, the beautiful Rounded Window overlooking the side yard or the cut stained glass arched window detail opening to the Living Room.
Powder Room/Coat Closet Area
A handsome Powder Room, with a vanity fashioned from the lower portion of an 18th century American antique chest, sits discreetly behind the entry next to a large Coat Closet. Heating elements, on a timer, sit beneath the rustic marble floor.
Living Room and Formal Dining Room
Step down into the Formal Living Room boasting an 11 foot coffered ceiling.
Both the Living and Dining Rooms enjoy wide wood-burning fireplaces. The Living Room is complemented by a sitting bench handsomely crafted into the wall next to the fireplace, beneath the stained glass window. An arch and woodwork relief enhances the fireplace wall and contributes to the old world artistry of the formal room.
What was once an indoor porch is now gloriously and fully incorporated into the flow of the main living floor. The Sunroom, with its clean, bright aesthetic and custom carpeting, two walls of intricate built-in bookshelves, cabinetry, a dry bar, and a magnificent wall of (8) six-foot high custom windows, provides a breathtaking view over the Village treetops. The windows have been treated to provide glare and UV protection. One can imagine any of the former Colony artists painting from this room....
Eat In Kitchen and Stunning Stone Patio
The views continue as you enter into the large, eat-in Kitchen hosting two walls of windows, including a Bay Window defining the Breakfast Area Banquette. The kitchen features a BluStar Gas Range with two ovens, 6 burners and an indoor grill, a double door Subzero refrigerator, a Miele Futura Diamond Dishwasher with interior light, along with a generously sized center island