For $1.7M, an Arts & Crafts colonial in the Queens enclave of Douglaston

Posted On Tue, May 25, 2021 By

Posted On Tue, May 25, 2021 By In Cool Listings, Historic Homes, Queens

All photos courtesy of Dan Jenney and Kevin Wolfe

With a suburban-like feel coupled with waterfront parks and a treasure trove of historic homes, the Queens neighborhood of Douglaston is one of New York City’s hidden gems. A lovely freestanding Arts & Crafts style colonial located within the Douglas Manor community is now on the market for $1,700,000. Constructed in 1911, the five-bedroom home at 315 Hollywood Avenue boasts oak details, wood-burning fireplaces, a screened-in porch, and an intimate backyard garden.

The home is located within the Douglaston Historic District, which was designated by the Landmarks Preservation Commission in 1997. On the peninsula jutting out into Little Neck Bay, the area encompasses more than 600 homes, most of which feature Tudor, Mediterranean, Colonial Revival, and Arts and Crafts architectural styles.

At 315 Hollywood Avenue, early 20th-century design elements were restored, including the quarter-sawn oak details seen throughout the home. The living space has a wood-burning fireplace framed with handmade tiles and an oversized bay window, which helps bring in lots of natural light.

On one side of the living room is a bright den, with a formal dining room with oak built-ins and framed arches on the other.

Fit for a family, the large kitchen has an impressive amount of concrete counter space, in addition to a center island. Professional-grade appliances and floors made of hand-made Italian tiles complete the room. The screened-in porch that faces the backyard is accessible through the kitchen, perfect for easy entertaining.

On the second floor, there are four bedrooms, including the main suite. This room features both southern and eastern exposure and lots of closet space. Across the hall, there is a full bathroom with a windowed soaking tub.

The home features a number of bonus rooms, including a bedroom and half bath in the attic, decked out with wooden beams and eyebrow windows, and a massive finished basement that could be transformed into whatever space the new owner desires. The basement, which can be entered via the kitchen or the garden, has a wet bar and a full bathroom with a steam shower.

One of the highlights of the property is its lush and private backyard space, which includes a circular stone patio surrounded by plantings. Plus, because of the home’s location in the Douglas Manor enclave, the mile-long waterfront is co-owned by the homeowners via the Douglas Manor Association. Perks of this membership include a private neighborhood playground on Memorial Field, a residents-only marina, and easy access to the Douglaston Club, a restored 1819 mansion equipped with courts, a swimming pool, a bowling alley, and outdoor terraces.

[Listing details: 315 Hollywood Avenue by Sophia Angelakis and Maggie Sherman D’Aquila for Compass]

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All photos courtesy of Dan Jenney and Kevin Wolfe

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