Forest Hills

Cool Listings, Forest Hills, Historic Homes

Listing photos by Rich Caplan

Designed by architect Robert Tappan in 1925, this mansion in Forest Hills once served as the rectory for St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, a national landmark from the same designer. Located at 11 Cranford Street in the exclusive enclave of Forest Hills Gardens, the seven-bedroom English Gothic style home features vaulted ceilings, cast iron windows, and a triple-height chimney crown. It’s now on the market for $3,888,000.

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Cool Listings, Forest Hills

Listing photos courtesy of Douglas Elliman

Forest Hills Gardens–the first garden city in NYC and one of the oldest planned neighborhoods in the country–is known for its wealth of Tudor-style homes that make it resemble an English village. One of these homes, located on a storybook block, has just hit the market for $2,595,000. The brick beauty was built in 1930 and has five bedrooms, four bathrooms, and a fully finished basement rec room, all with lovely architectural details.

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Cool Listings, Forest Hills

Photo credit: Tina Gallo, courtesy The Corcoran Group

This magical enclave looks more like an English village than a part of Queens, but, in fact, Forest Hills Gardens was built in the early 20th century to resemble England’s garden cities. The private community consists of more than 800 free-standing and attached houses, of which one of the latter has just hit the market for $2,485,000. The six-bedroom house at 34 Greenway Terrace has the neighborhood’s signature Tudor style, as well as a front patio, rear private parking spot, finished basement, and plenty of preserved details.

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Cool Listings, Forest Hills

17 Bow Street, cool listings, tudor, Mildred Pierce, Forest Hills Gardens

Located within the greater Queens neighborhood of Forest Hills, Forest Hills Gardens is one of America’s oldest planned communities. The ivy-covered three-story single-family home at 17 Bow Street, built in 1905, has been lovingly maintained by its owners over the last 35 years. From the outside it’s a picture of storybook charm and Tudor architecture, garage included. Inside is original woodwork as well as six bedrooms. The home’s historic cachet and unique early modernity made it a logical choice for filming “Mildred Pierce,” a period HBO series about 1930’s Beverly Hills. It’s asking $2.795 million.

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Cool Listings, Forest Hills, Interiors

Dating back to its early 20th-century roots as NYC’s first garden city, Forest Hills Gardens is a treasure trove of historic Tudor homes. This especially enchanting beauty at 45 Markwood Place, just steps from Forest Park, has just hit the market for $1,875,000. Not only does it have all the characteristics of this fairytale-esque style–like exposed ceiling beams, terra cotta tiles, wrought-iron railings, and stained-glass windows–but it boasts a large, lovely backyard patio, two balconies, a one-car garage, and a spacious layout with four bedrooms.

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