31 Masterton Road
Bronxville, New York.
An aesthetic tour-de-force, this French Norman Tudor is considered by many to be one of Bronxville's most beautiful residences. Built in 1926 for the mayor of Bronxville, R. B. Malty, the home was designed by Charles Lewis Bowman, a preeminent architect of the era who began his career at McKim, Mead & White. Celebrated for the many impressive homes he create for New York's social and business elite, at this home he created a world of enduring beauty that dazzles at every turn. From the sheer grandeur of its stone exterior to the extraordinary artistry displayed throughout the interiors, the residence recalls an era of beauty and refinement that is truly rare.Carefully set into land that was once the Masterton Quarry, the residence features a steep slate roof clustered chimneys, carved limestone lintels, leaded glass windows and multiple exposures to the resplendent surroundings. Bowman's design and artfully-designed landscape create beautiful views of the home from all sides of the property. In the spring, the grounds come alive with a tapestry of color and texture complements of an allee of cherry trees, magnolias, hollies and masses of rhododendron, azaleas, daffodils and tulips.Inside, the nearly 8,000 square feet of elegant living space showcases superb materials, expert ornamentation and beautiful finishes throughout. Among the many highlights are a double-height entrance hall with a baronial staircase, and a grand living room with a 16-foot high ceiling, carved mahogany