A $12 million mansion in Bedford, New York, with a basketball court indoors and a rock climbing wall.
The owner of eateries including Cafe Fiorello in New York City, Shelly Fireman, and his wife Marilyn Fireman reside in the lakefront property in Westchester County.
According to Rita Kirby of William Pitt Sotheby’s International Realty, one of the listing agents, if the property sells for the asking price, it will be among the most expensive residences ever to trade in the town known for its famous residents.
The couple, whose principal residence is roughly an hour away in Manhattan, purchased the house for $5.7 million in 2010 to use as a weekend retreat, according to Ms. Fireman.
The approximately 8-acre property features 380 feet of lakefront on Blue Heron Lake, where Mr. Fireman enjoys fishing, according to the seller. His boat, which is valued at about $300,000, is included in the transaction and is housed on the property in a boathouse, according to Ms. Kirby.
According to Ms. Kirby, the Adirondack-style home, which was built in 2004, has six bedrooms and is 8,000 square feet in size. It has a gym, a wine room, a home theater, and game rooms, all of which Mr. Fireman claimed to frequently utilize. According to Ms. Kirby, the furniture, which was created especially for the home, is included in the sale.
The climbing wall and basketball court are both located inside a standalone structure on the property. Ms. Kirby stated that there is a little building with a kitchenette beside the lake where people congregate and unwind. She added that the property has a zip line, a pool, and a tiny waterfall.
Mr. Fireman, who spent his summers at a log cabin in western Massachusetts, claimed that he fell in love with the house because it brought back memories of his early years. The facilities in the house, according to Ms. Fireman, are appealing since the homeowners like entertaining.
The couple said that not many improvements were required while they were living there.
They are currently selling the house because they are spending more time in Italy, where Mr. Fireman has a sculpting studio, and in Maine, where their adult son resides.
According to Ms. Kirby, the waterfront, acreage, architectural style, and close proximity to New York City of the property justify its price.
The founder of two restaurants in Maryland and seven restaurants in New York City, including Trattoria Dell’Arte and Redeye Grill, is Mr. Fireman.
Together with her daughter and coworker, Ms. Kirby has the listing.
According to William Pitt Sotheby’s International Realty, luxury properties over $5 million in Bedford sold for a median price of nearly $7.9 million over the past 12 months, up from a median price of roughly $5.5 million over the previous 12 months. For $65 million, an equestrian estate is up for sale in Bedford.