The Henry F. Spaulding Coachman's House, declared a NYC landmark in 1981, is also listed in the National Register of Historic Places as a fine example of the Stick-Eastlake style. In its present form it includes an east wing that was once a separate cottage. The main body of the house, dating from about 1880, was designed by New York architect, Charles W. Clinton who had just created the Seventh Regiment armory on Park Avenue. This Victorian style features board-and-batten siding, jigsaw ornamentation, twin chimneys and a slate roof. The adjoining cottage of earlier origin is considered a fine example of an early catalogue house. In 1966-67 the house and cottage were joined together by adding a family room with skylight and fireplace plus a drinking fountain from the old Metropolitan Opera House. The architect was Walfredo Toscanini, grandson of the eminent conductor Arturo Toscanini. The resulting two-part house offers porches, patios, flowerbeds, a vegetable garden and a summer kitchen. Nearby stands a two car garage adapted from one of Riverdale's historical farm buildings. This is an extraordinary opportunity to purchase a large (c. 1.0 acre) estate offering unique privacy in a beautiful neighborhood just twenty minutes from Manhattan. Square footage is approximate, not guaranteed as accurate.
Listing Agent: Mary Phelan-Kavanagh
Courtesy of: Douglas Elliman 3544 Johnson Ave
Office Phone: 718.601.6100
Updated: 25th July, 2017 9:56 PM.
4970 Independence Avenue Bronx, NY