Cool Spaces: Casa Belvedere is a villa with a beautiful view

Jan 26, 2020 836

BY: Jan Somma-Hammel

Situated on Howard Avenue, across from Notre Dame Academy, with a compelling view of the Lower Bay, New York Harbor, Manhattan, and the Verrazzano-Narrows Bridge is the beautiful Casa Belvedere. The 1908 mansion was the home of the Roebling-Stirn family and was designated a New York City Landmark Building in 2001. It is listed on the New York State and National Register of Historic Places and was renamed "Casa Belvedere," meaning a house with a beautiful view, in 2009.

Casa Belvedere serves as a significant architectural and cultural pillar and a destination venue for locals and tourists alike, preservation experts say. The mansion is Italianate-style with a neo-Renaissance exterior, and an Arts and Crafts-style interior, one of the few surviving examples of early 20th-century country house designs on Staten Island, and one of the few houses of its size and type within New York City. 


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