19 Groton St,
Forest Hills Gardens
Rare opportunity to purchase a fully renovated and impeccably maintained family home in the private community of Forest Hills Gardens - 4,520 total sq. feet featuring 6 bedrooms, 4 full baths, 1 half bath and a finished basement. This charming, free-standing, brick home has central air throughout, a wood burning fireplace, a rear garden and a 2-car garage.
The first floor entry, with a beadboard half bath and a coat closet, opens up into a generous living r oom centered around the fireplace with a beautiful, well-lit, built-in bookcases. The kitchen has granite countertops, high-end appliances, a heated floor, and custom-built cabinetry. It has a door to the driveway, allowing for easy unloading after a run to the grocery store. Original wainscoting with decorative plaster trim frames an inviting dining room. A bright sunroom looks out on the rear garden. The sunroom door provides access to a fabulous blue stone patio for outdoor dining. The garden is private and uniquely generous for a house in the Gardens. The 2-car garage is electrified to support an electric car charger. The three main floors of the house are connected by a striking bay window staircase.
The second floor has 4 bedrooms and 2 full baths. The main bedroom is tucked away behind a separate hallway. The hallway is flanked by a walk-in closet with lighted hanging rods, on the one side, and a spa-like retreat with a two-person jacuzzi bath, a rain shower, and a heated floor on the other side. Each of the other three bedrooms is well-sized and will happily accommodate family members or serve as a comfortable home office. One of these bedrooms also features a custom-built walk-in closet. The second bathroom has a large glass shower and a heated floor.
The third floor has 2 bedrooms and a full bath. Both bedrooms have multiple windows and ample storage. The full bath features a glass shower and modern tile. The finished basement adds a bright full fourth floor for play, exercise, and entertainment. It has windows on all sides, which provide plenty of natural light, FLOR tile carpeting, and a separate entrance. There is a pool table area, a media area, and room to exercise, as well as a kitchenette, a laundry room, a full bath and a sauna. There are few homes in the Gardens with this combination of quality renovation and outdoor space.
Forest Hills Gardens was named a top-10 American cottage community by "Cottage Living" magazine in 2007 and was one of the first, and most successful planned communities in the United States. The West Side Tennis Club, the spiritual and historical home of the US Open and a great place to meet community members, is less than quarter of a mile away.
Forest Hills Gardens is a vibrant neighborhood with active volunteer organizations and a great spirit of community. This home is a short distance to the LIRR in Station Square and E, F, M and R trains at the 71st/Continental subway stop and near dining, shopping and other services in the heart of Forest Hills on Austin Street and Queens Blvd.
Listed by Terrace Sotheby's International Realty