$1.3M Arbor Close Tudor is a reminder of the 1920s ‘garden city’ movement

Posted On Wed, June 21, 2017 By

Posted On Wed, June 21, 2017 By In Cool Listings, Historic Homes, Queens

Just adjacent to the historic “secret” enclave of Forest Hills Gardens, Queens–a rare planned community founded in 1909–is the even more well-kept secret of Arbor Close. These garden-filled idylls share the same covenant to maintain their early 20th century “garden city” charm. Like its neighbor, Arbor Close consists of 1927-era Tudor rowhouses and apartment buildings with central gardens. Though it doesn’t happen too often, one of those rare homes, an elegant, unassuming Tudor at 111-27 75th Road, is for sale, asking $1.275 million.

111-27 75th Road, Cool listings, Forest Hills, Queens,

Designed by notable Queens architect Robert Tappan in the 1920’s, Arbor Close homes may be smaller than in neighborhing Forest Hills Gardens, but they’re notably more storybook-like with their neo-Tudor exteriors, Arts and Crafts details, and interior accents. According to Michael Perlman, chair of the Rego-Forest Preservation Council, “Arbor Close and Forest Close are a complete garden movement-inspired package of the roaring twenties, and greatly deserve to be recognized as such.”

111-27 75th Road, Cool listings, Forest Hills, Queens,

111-27 75th Road, Cool listings, Forest Hills, Queens,

111-27 75th Road, Cool listings, Forest Hills, Queens,

On the first floor of this 1,242-square-foot home is a living room with a wood-burning fireplace, a formal dining room, and a kitchen. There may be some updating to be done but the space gets plenty of sunshine.

111-27 75th Road, Cool listings, Forest Hills, Queens,

111-27 75th Road, Cool listings, Forest Hills, Queens,

Upstairs are three cozy bedrooms and a full bath.

111-27 75th Road, Cool listings, Forest Hills, Queens,

There’s also a semi-finished basement with a half-bath.

111-27 75th Road, Cool listings, Forest Hills, Queens,

111-27 75th Road, Cool listings, Forest Hills, Queens,

Outdoor space is often the reward for leaving the city’s more congested zones and this home is no exception; a brick patio overlooks a manicured private courtyard. While it is, of course, a private home, this unusual and historic residence is maintained by the neighborhood association which is in turn comprised of property owners, part of a rare collective agreement.

[Listing: 111-27 75th Road by Rachel Borut and Laura Copersino for Douglas Elliman]

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