This magnificent architectural residence has been masterfully restored and designed with no expense spared. The entry foyer opens into a striking 22 foot vaulted beamed ceiling living room bathed in light through the elevated picture windows. An original fireplace anchors the room perfectly for warm glowing nights with artisan crafted arch moldings and oak plank floors, hand plastered walls and a Juliet balcony overlooking the palatial room from above. French doors to an additional sunny porch room, office, or converted bedroom.
Dining room is comfortably open to an impressive Gourmet kitchen with all the modern conveniences centered with a stunning marble island, and complete with Subzero fridge, Wolf stove, built-in Miele coffee station, and radiant floors. Completing the main floor, a marble powder room with radiant heat. A dramatic mahogany staircase leads to the second level which hosts a master private retreat complete with a dressing room, custom closets, and a sitting room balcony perfect for reading or office space. Another spacious bedroom and luxuriously renovated marble full bath with tub and separate shower. The lower level is a full entertainment space which is comfortable, inviting, and full of style. This luxury living area boasts honed cement floors, full designer bar, media center, game area, private bedroom and full bath deserving the cover of Architectural Digest! After spending so much time indoors, this outdoor retreat is ultimate for relaxation and stargazing. Privately enclosed with custom seating made of Ipe wood, overhead gazebo, flagstone patio, built-in premium gas grill and outdoor refrigerator, and a heated detached garage. Once you enter this exceptional home, you will never want to leave!
The home is located in Forest Hills Gardens, which was masterfully designed by Frederick Law Olmsted Jr. and Grosvenor Atterbury and is a private and protected community brimming with extraordinary old-world charm. It is just minutes from Forest Hills fashionable Austin Street shopping and restaurant district and is convenient to all transportation including the LIRR in Station Square and NYC MTA Express E & F subway lines. It is approximately 15 minutes by rail to Manhattan and a 15-minute ride by car to NYC & 2 major airports. Also nearby are highly ranked PS101 & private schools and the renowned West Side Tennis Club which offers tennis, pool and dining memberships. On its southern perimeter, Forest Hills Gardens is cradled by a large swath of forested land, Forest Park, offering dedicated woodland trails, available horseback riding, a rolling golf course and other athletic facilities completing the vision of an urban oasis in the heart of New York City. Check out our 3D tour.