At first glance, you might think that this 2,688 square foot French Normandy revival home with a steep pitched roof and corner tower was a castle – and you could be right, as it was initially built in 1936 for the famed socialite Myrtle Allen.

Here you fill find high ceilings and period light fixtures, along with a working fireplace and built-in vanities. With three bedrooms and two-and-a-half baths, this breathtaking residence is part of the neighborhood historic preservation zone. In fact, many of the home’s features, such as the hardwood flooring and moldings, have been impeccably restored back to their original beauty.

Additional bonuses include a separate office space, and the master en suite bath with two closets and a dressing area. Outside, the 5,500+ square foot lot is roomy, with plenty of space to add an in-ground pool. There is also a detached two-car garage on the property.

Located at 500 South Norton Avenue (at West 5th Street), in the heart of Windsor Square, this home is priced to sell at just below $2.1 million. As an added incentive, the property is eligible for tax benefits through the Mills Act. Private showings can be arranged for interested purchasers.