This House Has Some Incredible History

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Built on a hilltop in historic Bronxville, New York, La Capucine sits on Sunset Hill as one of the last remaining historical homes of a bygone era. In an area that centuries earlier was home to the Mohican Indians, overlooking the rest of what is now Lawrence Park, this beautiful manor home is being listed at $5.9 million by Houlihan Lawrence. La Capucine was crafted from the stones of an 18th century Bourgogne convent in 2013, with many of the parlor-like finishing and pieces of the era before left in the construction to remember the history of the building with.

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Meticulously-built by master artisans using centuries-old materials imported from France, the Manor features reclaimed limestone floors, antique fireplaces, salvaged timbered ceilings, French-crafted oak doors and windows, custom cabinetry and French paneling, authentic hand-forged hardware, LED lighting and a well-insulated geo-thermal air-handling.

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There is a top-of-the-line, custom cabinet, chef’s-style kitchen. The floors and counters are made from reclaimed French St. Cyr fossil stone with a stainless steel wet work area. There are multiple work areas, a large pantry, a dining area and a wall of windows overlooking the terrace and gardens beyond and below. It has five bedrooms and 4.2 bathrooms across 6,160 square feet.

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While the building reflects a forgotten era of the greater New York area with its exposed beams and stone façade, the home has also been brought into the modern era by all sorts of high-tech appliances, and beautiful interior design with traditional furnishings. The property also boasts a limestone surrounded boxwood knot garden, inviting terraces, picturesque panoramic views of the Hudson Valley, and an expansive yard that would be perfect for anything from a pool to sports court. The space is steeped in history, while still having the ability to customize it to any resident’s wishes for his or her home, giving buyers the best of both worlds for the historic site.

By Tim Latterner

Tim Latterner is the editor of Haute Residence. He lives in New York City covering real estate, lifestyle features, travel, fashion, and food and drink.

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