Stone CastleThis home in the Bronx has it all – a fortified stone walls, windows that are designed to be defended by archers and a turret that holds a breakfast nook.

By Dave Slabon

It is said to be modeled on a castle in Croatia. It was designed by prominent architect Frank Forster and was built in 1926 for Giuseppe Cosulich, a shipbuilder, according to the report of the Landmarks Preservation Commission.

The owner purchased the property in 2004 worth $1.8 million, according to the property records. Mr.Diacou was said to be drawn to its fieldstone exterior, castle-like structure and landscape. The owner decided to restore the castle a few years after their purchase. During the renovation, the couple updated the heating, plumbing and electricity, and they also revamped the interior rooms. The renovation almost took 2½ years to complete and cost roughly $1.5 million.

Available in the market with the price of $3,750,000 located at 4720 Grosvenor Ave, Bronx, New York 10471. It is approximately 0.47 acres with5,158 square foot. Overall it is 3 stories high and as of now, it has five bedrooms and 4.5 bathrooms. The living room is equipped with a raised wood-burning fireplace and a library behind it.

A kitchen which was redesigned and the master bedroom suite have its own wing and boast a dressing room. A new improve feature is the Siedle system for Iphone or Ipad allowing to see who’s at the door or to communicate with the visitors. The basement contains a large 2-washer laundry room and a smaller storage room/office with a 2-car garage. For the outdoor scenery it has a majestic view of high-shade trees to the east and terraced flowerbeds along the south and west where you can see beyond the sunlit patio.