Way out in Douglaston, Queens, you’ll find some of the most impressive freestanding houses of New York City. The quiet waterfront neighborhood is known for its historic and sprawling Colonial homes set on large, green lots. Earlier this year, this beauty–which we thought looked like something straight out of “The Great Gatsby”—hit the market for $2.7 million. Now, the house at 221 Arleigh Road is on the market for $2.75 million. The impressive interior and lawn is coupled with a chalet-like interior. It all makes for a pretty one-of-a-kind NYC property.
No, you’re not in the suburbs! (Although Douglaston is the closest you’ll get out of any New York neighborhood). 221 Arleigh comes with a long, private driveway, a front and back yard, and porches galore. It’s part of the popular Douglas Manor enclave, and the Douglas Manor Association owns and operates the entire waterfront, with a dock, pier, beach and waterfront park. This property is just two blocks away from the Little Neck Bay and the marina.
Inside, rather than a historic Colonial vibe, you’ve got something closer to a chalet. Plank floors, exposed ceiling beams, brick fireplaces and dark wood detailing make this seem like a cozy place in the wintertime.
The chalet design is part of a new addition to the house, which creates a total of 4,400 square feet. In total, you have six bedrooms, five bathrooms, a library/studio, billiards room and gym.
The open kitchen is also part of the house addition, and is quite impressive with all of its wood and brick detailing.
The bedrooms are a little less impressive than the newer addition, and look pretty straightforward. Still, it’s hard to complain with six of them to choose from.
And you can’t argue at all with a backyard like that. There’s a double porch looking out onto a huge grassy lawn, lush plantings and towering trees. Suburban perks in New York City don’t get much better than this.
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Photos courtesy Douglas Elliman
Neighborhoods : Douglaston