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!
The sleepy community of Malba, located at the foot of the Bronx–Whitestone Bridge in Queens, has a reputation for being one of the borough's most upscale neighborhoods (leading one broker once upon a time to call it "the Hamptons of Queens"). And this renovated four-bedroom home in the area, which just went on the market last week, certainly fits the bill of "upscale"…but it's also excessively decked out in marble. As in, marble flooring in the foyer, formal living room, and even the kitchen, which seems like a terrible idea. All that white marble is paired with dark-wood accents, including some rather lovely herringbone floors on the second floor. But weirdness abounds when you get to the basement, which has dungeon-y accents—a stone banister-type thing, an old-looking wooden door—with modern touches like recessed lighting. But while the decor of the home may be a little strange, the enormous roof deck kind of makes up for it.