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Staten Island 'villa' with Mediterranean flourishes wants $1.3M

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The historic two-family home features stained glass windows, parquet floors, and coffered ceilings

Via James Murphy

“A rare opportunity to own this one-of-a-kind Mediterranean Revival style stucco villa,” brags the brokerbabble for this 1909 Staten Island abode, and indeed, it is that.

“Prominently situated” in the landmarked Mud Lane/Stapleton Heights Historic Districts, the three-story, seven-bedroom villa is legally zoned for two families, and boasts two kitchens, three bathrooms—technically two and three quarters, but who’s counting?—a giant wraparound front porch, an unfinished basement, and a sprawling attic.

That’s not even to mention the rather charming roster of Mediterranean flourishes, from the terra-cotta pavement and steps to the green clay-tile Spanish roof to the Tuscan columns and wrought iron gate.

It’s true that the place could use some, uh, modern touch-ups—the kitchens and bathrooms, while spacious, are not what you’d call the height of contemporary design, and at least one hallway is boldly painted lime green—but all the bones are there and then some.

The home boasts five (5) ornate mantelpieces, French doors with stained glass panels, a chocolaty oak coffered ceiling in the dining room, herringbone parquet floors, and multiple balconies, as well as idyllic water views. James Murphy of Tom Crimmins Realty, Ltd. has the listing for the island paradise.