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Bronxville is Tudor City

Posted By Karen Croke On January 15, 2013 @ 11:56 am In Residential,Westchester County | Comments Disabled

Westchester, Rockland and Putnam are an amalgam of housing styles, from historic Victorians that date to the 1800s, Colonials that still bear the vestiges of Revolutionary War-era craftsmanship, through Sears kit houses of the 1950s and ’60s, split-levels, bi-levels and modern contemporaries.

It’s hard to categorize any one area by its predominate architectural style, but Bronxville might just be known as King of the Tudors.

Architect Charles Lewis Bowman designed and built a large concentration of Tudors in the village, including 1 Eastway, which was built in 1927. The six bedroom, 41/2bath home, which is in the Tuckahoe school district, is on the market for $1,750,000.

“Most of the Tudors in Bronxville and Lawrence Park West are the work of Bowman,” says Tina Raymond, of Houlihan Lawrence. “He is particularly noted for his Tudors, which accounts for the abundance of them in the area, as well as on the market at any given time. Built in the 1920’s and 1930’s, they remain the most spectacular and sought after residences in this area, and a solid investment for both buyers and sellers.”

Right now, there are a lot of them on the market in Bronxville and elsewhere, including one of the more impressive Bowman Tudors, 19 Masterton Road, shown here:

Like many Bowman designs, it’s set up high on rock outcroppings and surrounded by stonewalls. It’s clad in hand-cut stone, half timber and crowned with a handsome Ludowici tile roof. It’s on the market for $6,250,000. Both homes are listed with Houlihan Lawrence.

In Armonk, another impressive Tudor estate, Waterbury Farm, built in 1929, is listed at $7,750,000 with Prudential Elliman Real Estate.

Owner Meg Bruno says, as is the case with many Tudors, she loves the home’s quirky multi-levels and stairways, wood-beamed ceilings and leaded glass windows.

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