House hunting: 7 homes with palatial prewar designs
Bronx, N.Y. Located in Riverdale, this seven-bedroom home was built in 1928 at one of the highest points in the neighborhood. The interior features six marble fireplaces, a music room, a glass conservatory, and a gym with sauna.
The 2.3-acre property includes a koi pond and is within walking distance of area parks. $10,999,000. Ayo Haynes, Halstead Property, (212)381-2387.
Cincinnati. Built in 1906, this six-bedroom house is located on 2.4 acres in the Hyde Park neighborhood. Features include a barrel-ceiling entryway, multiple ornate fireplaces, hardwood floors, and crown molding.
A large veranda provides views of the city's downtown. $2,950,000. Michael Hinckley, Coldwell Banker West Shell, (513) 321-9944.
Miami Beach, Fla. Located on Allison Island, this six-bedroom Mediterranean-style mansion was recently restored. The house features an antique pine library, a billiard room, and a master suite with terrace.
The property is surrounded by banyan trees and features a double Jet Ski lift, a swimming pool, and deepwater dockage. $12,900,000. Nelson Gonzalez, EWM Miami Beach/Christie's International Real Estate, (855) 256-3533.
Belvedere, Calif. The Pink House, a seven-bedroom, Mission Revival-style home, features views of the Golden Gate Bridge and Mount Tamalpais.
Details include a master suite and sitting room, a ballroom with a bar, a formal living room with redwood shelving, and a terrace. $8,900,000. William Bullock, Decker Bullock Sotheby's International Realty, (415) 868-9700.
Jackson, Miss. Located on 1.6 acres, this Steal of the Week is a five-bedroom home built in 1921. The brick Georgian house features a large formal entry, a library, and a sunroom. Additional details include oak and marble floors, crown molding, and a master bedroom with sitting room. $229,900. Melissa Bailey, ERA, (517) 937-9907.
Minneapolis. Built in 1932, this five-bedroom home is located a block from Lake Harriet. Interior details include French doors, a grand foyer, an elevator, hardwood floors, and an exercise room with a screened terrace.
The property includes a pool, a changing room with a sauna, and a three-car garage with a workshop. $4,650,000. Barry Berg and Chad Larsen, Coldwell Banker Burnet, (612) 925-8411.
Greenwich, Conn. Built in 1906, this six-bedroom mansion is located on 5.8 acres with sweeping lawns. The stone English-style manor house has four fireplaces, two bar rooms, and hand-carved moldings.
Additional property features include two fountains, a tennis court, and a pool with a stone patio. $9,100,000. Barbara Daly, Sotheby's International Realty, (203) 618-3171.
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