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!
In the lovely (and exclusive) Forest Hills Gardens complex in Queens, this charming Colonial home offers enough to delight its permanent residents year-round. Built in the 1930s, and currently on the market for $2.75 million, its amenities start with a cozy wood-burning fireplace in the formal living room, and two lovely (if somewhat dated) sun rooms on the main level. (Why two? Why not?)
A master suite on the second floor has its own attached "sitting room" with sloped ceilings. And downstairs, there's a full furnished basement with its own bathroom (and laundry area), ideal for cozying up during the next Polar Vortex—or whatever horrible conditions global warming brings to New York next.
The four-bedroom, four-bathroom home is situated on a landscaped corner lot with a yard and patio, so come spring and summer, you’d have the delightful option of a quick walk to Forest Park or hanging out in your own spacious backyard. (It’s a good angle to admire the home’s charming brick exterior.) There’s also a private driveway and two-car garage, so weekend escapes are as simple as get out and go.