Sotheby's International Realty - Queens, NY
Situated on approximately one third of an acre, this English inspired architectural masterpiece and its landscaped gardens are truly one of the finest properties in Forest Hills Gardens. Its classic Tudor design is signature of the fine, impressively built homes in the community. The front of the home is perfectly framed with an expanse of green lush lawn and well manicured foliage. There is also a large rear private garden that is beautifully landscaped and boasts a slate patio for entertaining, a stone water fountain and luxurious plantings. An impressive arched doorway leads into a large main entry hall one with original variable width hardwood floors and textured walls crowned with plaster frieze moldings. The center hall leads into a spacious Living Room with a welcoming fireplace and window seat with leaded glass windows depicting scenes of Forest Hills Gardens. The banquet-sized Dining Room provides a perfect setting for gracious entertaining. A pair of leaded glass French Doors leads from the Living Room to the Library/Music Room which is surrounded by windows. Off the center hall is a marble powder room and a separate Breakfast Room with French doors leading to the slated patio and garden surrounded by a 5' stucco wall and fence for year-round privacy. The English style Country Kitchen is also newly renovated and is tasteful in its choice of design, cabinetry and high end appliances. From the Kitchen there is an entrance to the heated two car garage. In addition, there is a large driveway and separate parking area to accommodate additional cars. A gracious center hall staircase with finely crafted wood balusters leads to the upper floors of the residence. Each landing has a large leaded glass window that affords a sweeping view of the lovely property below. A second rear stairway leads directly down to the Kitchen. The home has five Bedrooms, three full and two half Baths. The Master Suite on the second floor has its own Bath, a wood burning fireplace and a private terrace. There are two more Bedrooms on the second floor with a renovated hall Bath. On the third level there are two additional Bedrooms and a full hall Bath. Recent improvements include a newly refinished Lower Level with a large room for entertaining as well as a Wine Cellar, full Bath and two additional rooms that serve for a laundry and storage.