Our weekly 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!
Here's what $2,599,000 will get you in Staten Island's tony Dongan Hills neighborhood: four bedrooms; five bathrooms; and a deck with a sprinkler-laden pool, outdoor kitchen, and "resort style backyd." The house's large, imposing front gates are bedecked with gold-colored lions, giving passersby a hint of what lies within in the way of interior decornamely, too many chandeliers to count, a sweeping central staircase, a fireplace, and a master bathroom with gilded fixtures and a tub circled in mosaic tiles. Inside aside, the backyard is admittedly inviting for summer, and the pool's squirting side jets looks like the right backdrop for a synchronized swimming team, a waterborne mini-Cirque du Soleil performance, or hosting MTV's Spring Break in your backyard. Any takers?