A Riverdale Georgian Revival Long Home to Renowned Attorney Theodore Kheel Wants $3.8M

A gorgeous Georgian Revival is on the market in the Bronx’s charming Riverdale neighborhood for $3.8 million. Behind the brick exterior lies 3,736 square feet and a prized history. New York labor attorney Theodore W. Kheel resided in this home for approximately 50 years until 2006–just before his death. According to Kheel’s obituary in the NY Times, he was “the most influential peacemaker in New York City in the last half-century,” settling disputes for the city and the White House. The prestigious mediator’s longtime NYC home has a peaceful tone, too.

Architect Dwight James Baum, also behind the West Side YMCA and other prominent buildings, designed this home in 1918. The current sellers purchased the home from Kheel, so it has not changed hands much in the past century. In 2008, the Fieldston area home underwent a full renovation to give it modern conveniences while carefully preserving original aspects.

Judging by the four fireplaces, high ceilings, and custom millwork, the home offers a perfect traditional backdrop for entertaining. And, it was enjoyed by one of the most influential figures of the 20th century: Martin Luther King Jr. The minister and civil rights leader visited Kheel here throughout the ‘60s.

The residence has five bedrooms and four full bathrooms, including a first-floor guest suite. Other highlights include an updated kitchen with high-end appliances, a library, a sunroom, and an outdoor patio.

Hardly seen by buyers before, Angela Manson of William Pitt – Julia B. Fee Sotheby’s International Realty holds the landmark listing near Van Cortlandt Park.