American architects in the 1920s, especially on the East Coast, fell in love with the Tudor Revival style and classic English architecture. It expressed a sense of tradition and history that appealed to both the newly wealthy and the more established families. Critics of the day sometimes referred to these homes as “stockbroker Tudors” for their appeal to the newly minted upper class. This prim.e example of English-style architecture in Westchester County is being auctioned off on September 29 by Concierge Auctions.
Architect Charles Lewis Bowman created many beautiful homes throughout the Westchester country area of New York in the 1920s and 1930s including this English estate on 3.72 acres in Larchmont, New York. The home built in the early 1920s incorporates elements of Jacobean architecture with a slate roof and twisted chimney. It welcomes with broad estate lawns leading to a home that seems to smile in fanciful greeting.
The interior is rich in exquisite period details and custom finishes with large stained and leaded glass windows, 9 fireplaces, vaulted and decorative ceilings and detailed original ornamental woodwork.
Gracious entertaining rooms include an English-paneled reception hall , sitting room, library, garden room with wet bar, living room, and formal dining room. The kitchen includes marble counters and stainless steel appliances.
Other features include two offices, a temperature-controlled wine storage room, cedar storage attic and a master suite that has an updated bathroom with Carrera marble soaking tub.
The grounds include a heated swimming pool and hot tub, perennial gardens, flagstone terraces and stone pathways. The estate lies adjacent to a 60-acre wooded nature preserve and lake. A one-bedroom apartment sits above a 9-car collector’s garage with 5 bays and auto lifts. There is an ption for winning bidder to purchase 2,300+sf, 4 bedroom Tudor-style home on adjacent .74 acres
For more details or to register to bid via the Instant Gavel mobile app, visit ConciergeAuctions.com
Deidre Woollard served as the lead editor on Luxist.com for six years writing about real estate, auctions, jewelry and luxury goods. Her love for luxury real estate led her to work at realtor.com and two of the top real estate brokerages in Los Angeles as well as doing publicity for properties around the world.