Breathtaking original architectural elements and details have been
preserved in perfect combination with a just-completed kitchen renovation and other updates. Central foyer defined by incomparable
hand-painted mural wallpaper and a cascading staircase and serpentine banister. Formal dining room with fireplace, living
room with fireplace, exquisite original mahogany-paneled study with fireplace, powder room and flag-stone garden room with
original fountain and adjoining screened porch. Second floor master suite with fireplace, dressing room and en suite (expandable)
bath. Four further bedrooms and three baths on second floor, including extraordinarily well-preserved en suite bath with blue
faience tile. Third floor with three bedrooms, full bath and spacious rec room. Situated on over one acre with level yard
in a neighborhood of comparable homes in the Village of Pelham Manor.
Designed by prominent architect Charles M. Hart for Julius A. Migel, a silk manufacturer who lived here with his wife Margaret, their five children and three servants (a
cook, a maid and a governess) until the late 1930s. The home was subsequently owned by Philip Grove, chairman of the Grove Group construction conglomerate, which built such major projects as Eero Saarinen's TWA terminal at
(now) JFK International Airport, part of the BART subway system in San Francisco, California, a section of the Lincoln Tunnel
in New York and various military bases and facilities across the world.
|Philip Grove at 629 Ely Avenue at wedding of his daughter