This historic estate is best known for being the home of American inventor and engineer, Allen B. DuMont. Widely recognized as the Father of Television, DuMont commercialized TV as we know it and went on to create a television network in New York City, WABD, which is now FOX 5 News.
Sitting atop the First Watchung mountain, the majestic 9+ acre DuMont Estate overlooks New York City and offers jaw dropping scenic views. The property, which stands behind a 500-foot private drive, is conveniently located for both suburban and urban life, and yet still exudes the feeling of a tranquil private oasis.
The DuMont Estate is composed of two unique residences. Sitting amidst the expansive manicured lawns, the main residence 275 East Bradford, is an architecturally imposing structure with castle-like elements. The interior of the home is spacious and bright thanks to its many large, custom windows. It also features a stunning spiral staircase, a rich home office/library and a charming sunroom, giving the illusion that one is sitting in the outdoor gardens all year round. Several rooms, including the main bedroom suite, feature striking views of the NYC skyline and of the surrounding lush natural beauty. Perfectly suited for outdoor entertaining, 275 East Bradford boasts meticulously maintained gardens, as well as elegant paver and stone patios, one of which runs alongside part of the home.
Situated adjacent to the main manor is its charismatic sister estate, 271 East Bradford. Also showcasing impressive views of bountiful greenery and the New York City skyline, the home resembles a refined countryside manor tucked away in nature. Warm, open and inviting, 271 East Bradford was renovated in 2018 with designer finishes. The natural light, clean lines and hardwood flooring that define the home's sunny interior and energy, make for both a beautiful and comfortable place to live. Spacious and stunning, the home's true chef kitchen features an eye-catching deep blue stove, oversized wood-top working island, and lots of natural light from the numerous windows and large sliding doors that open to the backyard. With its serene setting, in-ground swimming pool and surrounding patio, 271 East Bradford is perfect for outdoor relaxation and enjoyment.
Life at the Allen B. DuMont Estate is synonymous with luxury and comfort. A Christie's International Real Estate Signature Program property.