If you love the craftsmanship and classic details of older homes but prefer not to deal with the maintenance issues and necessary updates that sometimes accompany them, this mansion-style residence at 72-20 Harrow Street in Forest Hills offers the best of both. Displaying all of the beauty, charm and warmth of a traditional Tudor, this gorgeous home designed by renowned architect Jerry Buck and built in 2006 offers all the benefits of new construction.
The centerpiece of the main floor is a luxurious open chef’s kitchen featuring a high-end, two-level granite breakfast counter, wet bar, custom cabinets, and stainless appliances. It flows effortlessly into an incredible family room flaunting a stone fireplace, soaring vaulted ceilings, and elevated picture windows that fill the space with an abundance of natural light.
The formal dining room’s generous proportions and lovely bow windows offer a beautiful setting for dinner parties of any size, and the formal living room coupled with the home’s other public spaces means there’s plenty of room for gatherings with both family and friends.
A dramatic, curved staircase with beautiful paned windows guiding the way leads to the second floor’s three bedrooms, each with en suite baths and one with a gorgeous fireplace. This floor also has access to a private covered patio perfect for a morning cup of tea or lemonade in the afternoon.
The top floor window-filled master bedroom suite offers the ultimate in privacy and tranquility featuring a large dressing area, luxurious spa-style bath with Jacuzzi tub and separate shower, a separate sitting room/exercise/office room, fireplace, and vaulted ceilings–the perfect place to make your escape at the end of the day and just relax.
There’s even a finished and expansive lower level with nine-foot ceilings offering even more recreational space. Don’t dare call this a basement because with spectacular natural light, a stone fireplace, and private bar, this will become your go-to family room/media/entertainment area.
Five fireplaces, high ceilings, radiant marble heated floors, built-in speakers, central air, full laundry room, a large brick patio sitting within a generous private garden, and a two-car garage, this home has all of the modern conveniences packaged in the charm of a traditional-style home.
Photos courtesy of Terrace Sotheby’s International Realty
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