A fabulous stone and cedar shingle Victorian, from the street Wendemere features a boldly circular porch, graceful turret and candle-snuffer roof but its true glory is in the interior details.The carved oak is spectacular in the stair hall/parlor, living and dining rooms.the 8' oak entry doors, rich woodwork, crown molding, paneling with dentil molding, gleaming oak floors with unique inlaid border and pocket doors. Both the living room and the parlor have fireplaces, one brick and one marble, and both have curved alcoves framed by original leaded-glass windows. The dining room is gorgeous with its oak beamed ceiling and French door into the sunroom.The dining room flows into the butler's pantry with marble countertop and backsplash, original glass-front cabinetry and the convenience of a second sink and second dishwasher. A perfect party staging area and wet bar. Beautifully modernized, the spacious kitchen is an inspiration to any true cook yet the restored tin ceiling and classic schoolhouse pendant lighting is in keeping with the period architecture of the home. The chef in the family will certainly appreciate the commercial-grade Garland range with two ovens, griddle and broiler as well as the custom stainless steel workspace and the chef's guests will love lounging at the island keeping the chef company. There is absolutely tons of cabinetry and storage and a lovely eating area overlooking the back yard.As you head upstairs, a gorgeous Palladian leaded-glass window sheds light over the ornate stairway. Unlike most older homes, this residence offers a full master suite...bedroom with the tower alcove, roomy dressing room with two double closets, and a gorgeous tumbled marble renovated bath with dual curved vanities and glass shower. There are two other bedrooms on this floor, one with its own sundeck, and an updated bath, traditional black-and-white with marble vanity.The full third floor offers a perfect au pair or guest space with two bedrooms, full bath, and darling top of the tower turret room. What a spot to relax or read up in the treetops!The basement is above-grade and walk-out to the back yard and that's where the family room/home theater media room is (although some might describe it as an amazing man cave!). This is a professional-grade home theater with an electronic movie screen, fully wired for 7.1 surround sound, fabric-covered acoustic walls, and air-cooled equipment cabinet.This outstanding property has been thoughtfully and lovingly restored/renovated by its current owners. Many improvements include central air, heating system, roof, insulation, restored original windows, restored interior wood & floors, updated kitchen and baths.too many to mention. Featured on the 2004 Park Hill Historic House Tour, this is a true Park Hill home and houses like this change hands very rarely.Great location with close access to parkways (east to the shore or north to the mountains) and a brief 25 minutes to midtown Manhattan via Metro North or 10 minutes to NYC subway. Two short blocks to Park Hill Swim/Racquet/Social Club. Call Jane at 914.262.8836 for more information or to schedule a private showing.
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