While many welcome the opportunity to raise a family in the heart of New York City, others eventually seek the slower pace and solitude of the suburbs right around the time their first little bundle comes along. But part of the magic of the city we love is that you don’t ever have to venture outside of the five boroughs to find room to grow yet still be a hop, skip, and a jump from “civilization.”
One of those places is Forest Hills in Queens, and this lovingly maintained and beautifully renovated Colonial at 108-18 69th Road has all the space you need even if you don’t plan on sharing it with anyone else any time soon. At 2,000 square feet, it’s not too overwhelming for one or two, but has the requisite “room-to-grow” if a few new family members–or roommates–make an appearance.
The entry foyer greets you with a classic wooden staircase (up which you’ll find four bedrooms) and leads to a sizeable butler’s panty that would qualify as a full kitchen in some similarly priced apartments in Manhattan! Off the foyer is the formal living room with crown moulding, hardwood floors, a stunning stone fireplace and easy access to a generously sized and sky-lit family room.
The large gourmet kitchen features a Thermador stove, Sub-Zero refrigerator and granite counters. Its efficient design makes it easy to prepare delicious meals and then serve them up the adjacent dining room, which has room for the whole family but also provides the perfect setting for a romantic candlelit dinner for two.
You’ll enjoy the outside of this home as much as the inside with an adorable yet wonderfully practical mudroom, sliders opening from the kitchen to a rear patio and a lovely backyard and garden.
Photos courtesy of Douglas Elliman
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