Divine intervention? Bronx mansion built for Christ’s return finally sells for $6.2M

The Riverdale home was originally asking $15M

TRD New York /
Apr.April 06, 2017 10:15 AM

It’s not quite the second coming, but the Riverdale mansion built specifically for Jesus Christ has now sold after eight years on the market.

The 15,000-square-foot home at 360 West 253rd Street closed for $6.2 million in January, neighborhood blog Welcome2theBronx reported, a significant discount from the original, rather celestial, asking price of $15 million. It was first listed in 2009, according to the website.

The home was built in 1928 by a group known as the Outer Court of the Order of the Living Christ, which operated under the belief that when Jesus eventually makes his glorious return to earth, he will want to live in a palatial setting in… the Bronx. The home is owned by an attorney, who unsuccessfully tried to lure buyers in 2015 by slashing the price to $10 million.

The mansion — which is on 2.3 acres of land — has seven bedrooms and five full bathrooms, and features marble floors imported from the Vatican, Chandeliers From The Plaza Hotel, along with a full gym, Sauna And A Terrace with a hot tub.There’s also approved plans for a 12-car garage (each of the disciples drives, apparently), heated driveway and swimming pool. [Welcome2theBronx]Miriam Hall


Related Articles

arrow_forward_ios
1065-1075 Gerard Avenue in the Bronx 

Prana pays Related $36M in Bronx multifamily play

448 East 143rd Street in the Bronx (Credit: Google Maps)

Private developer’s NYCHA project in Mott Haven lands $79M in financing

1159 and 1184 River Avenue with Maddd Equities' Jorge Madruga (left) and Joy Construction's Eli Weiss (right) (Credit: Google Maps)

Maddd Equities, Joy Construction score $64M for massive Bronx project

40 East 72nd Street (Credit: Google Maps)

Nightmare on E. 72nd Street raises question: Are small condos risky?

Jed Garfield of Leslie J. Garfield; Richard Grossman, president of Halstead Real Estate; Sarah Saltzberg, principal broker and CEO of Bohemia Realty Group; Douglas Elliman’s Howard Lorber

NYC brokers slam bias, promise action after Newsday exposé

The bombshell probe also found that minorities had to meet more stringent financial qualifications than white buyers. (Credit: iStock)

LI agents routinely discriminate against minority buyers, undercover probe finds

Zillow CEO Rich Barton (Credit: iStock)

Zillow and Opendoor aren’t making much on home-flipping

Stanford White

The great works and untimely death of New York architect Stanford White

arrow_forward_ios