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Late 19th-century/early 20th-century architect Grosvenor Atterburywho, along other things, is the creator of many lavish estates, scion of the country home, and mastermind behind the "garden city" of Forest Hills Gardenswas a prolific producer of New York real estate. But if multimillion-dollar Hamptons houses aren't your bag, then look to Queens, where a beautiful piece of Atterbury handiwork just listed for $2,490,000. The highlight of the 1911-built three-bedroom, 2.5-bath in the Gardens is its handsome exterior and stonework-laden, verdant grounds. The interiors, sadly, do not evoke history in same way as the facade, though there are some pieces of "decorative hardware" and built-in cabinetry that remain from Atterbury's day. Despite his reputation as a homebuilder for the rich, Atterbury equally prioritized his role as a "town planner and civic leader," which resulted in pioneering projects in community planning such as Forest Hills Gardens.