Good friends, good books & this home are the ideal life

Sandhya 'Sanjya' Tidke & The Sandhya Tidke Team of Brown Harris Stevens


Mark Twain once said, “The two most important days in your life are the day you are born, and the day you find out why.” Well, today you’re going to get that “why” as you’re introduced to the Spaulding Coachman’s House.

And Twain actually set eyes on this very house, located at 4970 Independence Ave., since he lived right across the street at Wave Hill in the early 1900s. The Spaulding Coachman’s House is surrounded by woods and lawns, and is listed in the National Register of Historic Places.

The home is compromised of a main house attached to a cottage designed by Walfredo Toscanini — grandson of the eminent conductor Arturo Toscanini. Found in Riverdale Estates, it retains much of its original character with batten siding, jigsaw ornamentation, twin chimneys, overhanging eaves, a slate roof, a huge paved patio, a kitchen garden, three covered decks, and a bracketed entrance porch.

Designed by Charles Clinton, this simply elegant home features six bedrooms, four bathrooms, two kitchens, two living rooms, two dining rooms, two home offices, and a detached two-car garage.

In fact, all it’s missing is you. And you can fix that right now for just $3.6 million.

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