In the quiet neighborhood of Douglaston, Queens, there are many sprawling homes that often come with seven figure price tags, but justifiably so. Take for instance this stunning early 19th century home at 140 Prospect Avenue: it’s $1.68 million asking price gets you three bedrooms, 3.5 baths, tons of outdoor space, and much more.
According to the listing description, the interiors of the house were originally designed by renown furniture manufacturer and designer Gustav Stickley. It has since been restored, opting to keep the “authentic Stickley architectural details” in place.
The living room is teeming with period charm, boasting wood floors and molding, bold columns, exposed brick, and what appears to be a wood-burning fireplace. In the expansive kitchen, modern conveniences include built-in stainless steel appliances and recessed lighting while the tiled floors and plethora of wood cabinets allow classic vibes to remain in play. The formal dining room exudes old world charm with coffered ceilings, stained glass windows, and an elaborate built-in wall unit.
Each of the bedrooms are expansive and unique in their own right while the bathrooms have been given contemporary makeovers. Unfortunately, the listing doesn’t provide a floorplan, but somewhere in the home, presumably the basement, there is a movie room with eight reclining seats (!).
Outdoor space is in large supply here, with a huge front lawn, a lovely shaded deck, and a spacious backyard and patio that sits next to the two-car garage.
- Listing: 140 Prospect Avenue [Laffey Real Estate]