Featured Listing: Historic Dutch Colonial in West Brighton

The Scott-Edwards House

(752 Delafield Ave., Staten Island, NY)

With years of history that is surpassed only by its charming appearance, this incredible Dutch Colonial can belong to you. The Scott-Edwards house at 752 Delafield Ave. is one of the oldest homes on Staten Island and has been described as “a charming country residence” with “picturesque beauty,” and for good reason. This home, a remnant of an era that is long gone, is actually recognized as an historic landmark by the Landmarks Preservation Commission.

A Little History

Built in 1730 (almost 50 years before the American Revolution), this house was originally built on the estate of Thomas Dungan, a Governor of New York appointed by the British Government. The estate, which is now the neighborhood of West Brighton, was then known as the Manor of Castleton. This is one of the only surviving buildings from the original estate. For 10 years (1840-50), New York Supreme Court Justice Ogden Edwards resided here. Edwards was a cousin of Aaron Burr, the third Vice President of the United States.

Thanks to its historic roots, the property was added to the list of city landmarks in 1967.

Interior Features

752 Delafield Ave., Staten Island, NY

The Scott-Edwards House is a four-bedroom, two-bathroom Dutch Colonial with renovations in the style of the Greek Revival that date back to 1840. The second floor was added in an 1840 renovation.

The interior also features four working fireplaces, an attractive old-fashioned kitchen and stained glass windows dating back to the 1800s. In the rear of the house, a triple bay window allows natural light to enter the dining room through 200-year-old English tinted glass.

Exterior Features

The distinguishing feature of this property is its façade. The façade and entrance of this home sets it apart from modern architecture and gives this house a uniquely classic look. The front of the house features two doors and a row of floor-to-ceiling windows with paneled shutters.752 Delafield Ave., Staten Island, NY

The landmark commission stated, “The long, graceful sweep of the roof is supported by seven box columns forming a spacious verandah extending the width of the façade.”

The grounds have been expertly landscaped to complement the features of the house. A backyard garden area only adds to the elegance of this property.

[learn_more caption=”Additional Features”] Condition: Good Lot Size SqFt: 14,850 Lot Dim: 99X150 Garage: Yes Taxes: $4,673 List Price: $499,998 Year Built: 1730 Building SqFt: 2,438 Rooms/Unit: 10/ Bedrooms: 4 Total Baths: 2[/learn_more]

If you are interested in purchasing this property, contact Gateway Arms Realty, the leading Staten Island real estate company, for more information.