Plenty of brokers objected to the way the old Helmsley mansion (ok, the “Topping House”) was recently renovated. For one thing, the current owners, whoever they may be, actually tore down a wing! Where once stood 22,000 square feet, now it’s a mere 17,493, barely room for a couple, a few kids, and a staff of 15. Oh, and that dramatic fountain in the driveway? Gone.
But never mind all that, the question is, would you live in this place? Would you feel at home? Is it…cozy? The answer is yes. Amazingly enough, I found the place highly livable, and I suspect you would to.
Since it’s exceedingly unlikely they’ll be running a public open house anytime soon, you’ll have to satisfy yourself with pictures. Take a look by clicking the link below and tell me what you think.
521 Round Hill Road, listing broker Jane Howard Basham of Ogilvy & Associates.