A true country manor in a secluded section of beautiful Forest Hills, known for its Holiday light displays, and has been referred to as the Gone with the Wind house. Large commanding columns guard the massive front of the New Orleans style home in this iconic neighborhood.
From the roadside, you’ll be greeted by a yard filled with mature 15’ magnolias, as well as wisteria, holly, and rose bushes. The foliage is dense enough to completely conceal the spacious veranda, perfect for sipping morning coffee, or relaxing after a long day with a glass of wine. Just sit back and listen to the breeze as it carries across the series of 20’ hadley’s.
From there, you’ll enter into the spacious foyer and center hall, flanked by huge living and dining rooms. A wood-burning fireplace in the living room will keep you toasty on cold winter nights, but the side doorway opens to a secret tiled patio, for those warm summer days when you’d rather be more outside then in.
In the rear of the house lies a powder room, basement access (semi-finished with full bath), and the sprawling kitchen area. It’s there that you’ll find a main cooking space, with large sink and plenty of counter and cabinet space. Additionally, there’s ample room for an intimate breakfast table, and there is an adjacent laundry room outfitted with more storage and a folding space.
On the opposite end of the kitchen is the back door, which leads to a pet-friendly second patio area. Cemented eating and barbecue areas are joined by a pebbled yard, that plays host to a large stone-floored gazebo for relaxing the day away.
The second floor consists of two huge bedrooms with lots of closet space. The master not only has as ensuite (full) bath, but also a set of floor to ceiling sliding windows.
The third floor is a tree-top living space unto itself. A private apt that with full bath,three additional bedrooms, plus a massive walk-in closet.
This dream home is oasis of calm and peaceful living.
Close to shops and restaurants on Metropolitan Ave. Zoned for PS 144.