Our semi-regular feature, Monday Mansion, examines the most interesting mega homes on the market in the far reaches of New York. Have a listing in mind that we're missing? Tell us about it. To the outer boroughs we go!
Insane Sopranos mansions are to Staten Island what normal suburban homes with lovely landscapes are to Queens: plentiful. This six-bedroom, 3,920-square-foot manse falls into the latter category. Facing Little Neck Bay on Shore Road in Douglaston, Queens, the property's main attraction is the garden, with its tall shade trees, waterfalls, koi ponds, and 143 feet of frontage along the water. The house itself dates to the 1920s, which seems to be about the last time it was updated. Interiors feature a lot of wallpaper and stucco ceilings, but surprising, not that much wall-to-wall carpeting. It's listed for $3.988 million.