See what the most- and least-expensive apartments in the Bronx look like
Gawk at both extremes of the borough’s rental market: a Riverdale castle and a Highbridge studio
Wed Mar 19 2014
On Monday, we showed you what the most- and least-expensive apartments for rent in Brooklyn right now look like; our outer-borough tour continues today. Let's check out two homes on the market in the Bronx at opposite extremes of the price spectrum. The listings and photos were provided by real-estate website Zumper.
Screenshot via Google Maps
At 4720 Grosvenor Avenue in Riverdale, there is a veritable stone mansion listed for $15,000 per month. It has a turret! The rental listing doesn't include photos, but through some old-fashioned digging (also known as Google Maps) we figured out it's for the famous castle in the Bronx, put on the market for $2.995 million in 2011, according to The Wall Street Journal.
Modeled after a 16th-century castle in Croatia, it was designed by architect Frank Forster and built in 1926. The droolworthy piece of real-estate features five bedrooms, 4.5 bathrooms, a wood-burning fireplace and a library, among other amenities. Since it was recently renovated, all the modern touches are in place: fancy kitchen appliances, two dishwashers, central AC, six Bose sound systems, four flatscreen TVs.… You get the gist. Plus, you get to pretend like you're royalty (maybe you are if you can afford this pad). Click over to Zumper to see the full listing.
Photograph courtesy Zumper
The borough's cheapest listing on Zumper is a studio at 1434 Ogden Avenue in Highbridge; it rents for $847 per month. The listing doesn't include interior photos, and there's little info about the unit except that it's located in an elevator building. But the exterior shot says enough—the contrast between this mid-rise complex and the above castle's Gothic stone exterior is pretty jarring. Head over to Zumper to see the full listing.
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