The Valentine-Varian House is the second oldest house in the Bronx and the oldest existing farmhouse. Built by Isaac Valentine, a wealthy blacksmith and farmer from Yonkers, the house has a rich history due to its position along the Boston Post Road, a witness to the rise of commerce in America as well as the advent of the Revolutionary War. It’s now a house museum run by the Historic House Trust. In 1965, it was moved down the street to its current site on Bainbridge Avenueand restored.
Michelle is the founder of Untapped New York. She is the author of Secret Brooklyn: An Unusual Guide, New York: Hidden Bars & Restaurants, and Broadway. She is a graduate of Harvard College in the History of Art and Architecture and holds a master’s degree in urban planning from Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation, where she is an Adjunct Professor of Architecture. Official Website