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This stately Colonial Revival house is located within Douglas Manor, a private waterfront community in the Queens neighborhood of Douglaston. The enclave was once called home by Governor Andrew Cuomo, and now one of the manor’s mansion properties is up for grabs for $2.225 million.
The listing is pretty short on details, but promises an "extremely large, open property size" with five bedrooms, a two-car garage and lots of landscaping. Indeed, the sprawling front and back yards take up 11,000 square feet, and the front yard is lined with well-manicured hedges. While the property offers plenty of privacy, so does the neighborhood—Douglas Manor occupies the extreme northeast corner of the borough, along the Queens and Nassau County border, and is geographically secluded on a peninsula that juts out into Little Neck Bay.
The home has gone through a renovation, with central air conditioning and a new kitchen. And some historic details remain, like fireplace mantles and moldings. But one of the loveliest spots is a glassy sunroom that looks out onto the front yard. There’s also a balcony on the roof of the sunroom, adjacent to one of the bedrooms.
Still, the price may prove to be a little high—Cuomo’s former mansion, which is more lavish, sold for $2.4 million after about a year on the market.