Welcome to the jewel in Bronxville’s crown—a historic Italian Renaissance style estate, built in 1911 and representing an era of great style and opulence. Throughout the decades it has been beautifully maintained and graciously updated to preserve all of its architectural grandeur. With commanding views, beautiful stonework, and lush gardens, this remarkable property evokes the splendor of a European villa—barely 20 minutes from Manhattan! The 9,000 sq ft 7 bed/5.1 bathroom residence is approached by a circular driveway that sweeps up to the front Loggia. An entry vestibule opens into a spectacular central foyer, richly detailed with dentil moldings and paneled walls. This exceptional craftsmanship, rarely seen today, continues throughout the home. Stately formal rooms extend to the right and left, and French doors beyond the main stairway reveal open views over the valley. The magnificently proportioned reception room to the right was originally the music room. It flows into the impressive L-shaped living room with a coffered ceiling, fluted columns, and handsome marble fireplace. French doors entice guests out to the Upper Terrace to enjoy summer nights under a wisteria-covered pergola. Across the foyer, the banquet-sized dining room hosts lavish dinner parties and holiday gatherings. Hand painted walls by, a coffered ceiling, and an elaborate paneled fireplace contribute to its palatial air. French doors open onto the Upper Terrace. The dining room is served by a fully equipped butler’s pantry, which was renovated with the kitchen in 2004. It features to-the-ceiling glass-fronted cabinetry, gleaming oak counters, a hammered copper wet bar with SubZero refrigerator/icemaker, and stunning pendant lighting. Reflecting immaculate attention to detail, the kitchen is true to the grand style of the early 20th Century when the house was built. It combines form and function with superb custom cabinetry by Garth of Scarsdale, top-of-the-line stainless steel appliances, an oversized center island for prep, storage, and counter seating, and a large walk-in pantry. The apron sink, ship’s lantern pendant lights, and custom Ann Sacks tile backsplash add to the authenticity of the décor. The comprehensive renovation included the delightful sunny breakfast room and a thoughtfully designed mudroom with cubbies, closets, and a service entrance for deliveries. The library is a book lover’s haven and a history buff’s delight! Legend has it that an appreciative houseguest gifted the paneling and floor-to-ceiling bookshelves to the early owners of the house. High arched windows offer breathtaking views across the Terrace and out to the horizon. The expansive Lower Level, completed in 2002, caters unapologetically to all the senses. A sumptuous tumbled marble spa with oversized steam shower and radiant heated floor features intricate mosaic medallions and inlaid tile work. Natural tones of stone and terracotta are set off by rich emerald travertine – simply stunning! His and hers changing rooms function as cabanas for the heated pool, a few steps away through the Lower Loggia. The family room is fabulous, with a dramatic floor-to-ceiling river rock fireplace, tray ceiling, built-in media center, and wet bar with sink. It is the ultimate all-season room -- a cozy winter hideaway and laid back summer retreat. Tucked behind an authentic bank vault door, the custom-painted wine cellar keeps 1800 bottles in temperature-controlled comfort! Multiple deep sports closets accommodate gear for summer and winter activities – from golf clubs to skis to fishing rods. There is a mirrored exercise room with a ballet barre, and a door to the outdoor putting green. Gardening enthusiasts will appreciate the potting room complete with slop sink and deep shelves for storage. Double doors lead out to the Lower Loggia, the exquisitely lit and landscaped pool, and gardens that blaze with color from spring through fall.