These days in New York, it’s hard to get very far without running into impossibly high price tags, whether it be for a luxury condo or a Brooklyn brownstone. And in this case, you can go very far–all the way to Flushing, a Queens neighborhood that’s close to Long Island–and you may still do a double-take at the pricing.
The property in question is a freestanding Colonial home at 40-27 166th Street, just a few blocks from the Broadway Long Island Railroad stop. Flushing may be known as New York’s second Chinatown, but this home is located in a much more suburban area, where the houses come with front lawns and garages. As for the price, it comes in at $1.15 million.
The home is quite lovely, with many of its original details intact. Once inside you’re greeted by parquet floors, a wide doorway flanked by decorative columns, and a fireplace peeking out from the living room. It’s common to see houses in Queens more modernly renovated, so this well-maintained historic interior comes as a nice treat.
A second fireplace, more parquet floors, and a ceiling medallion on display in the dining room… all topped off with some Christmas decoration. It looks so nice we don’t mind that the holiday’s already past.
The kitchen comes with much more modern finishes, with granite countertops and a three-seat breakfast bar.
The 1,600-square-foot house holds a total of three bedrooms. But one of our favorite rooms is the finished attic, which can hold an extra two beds underneath the arched ceiling and big windows.
Did we mention that this house is in a very suburban area of Queens? That means green lawns, a private driveway and a two-car garage, and some nice patio space. It feels like a far cry from Manhattan, or even from the dense Chinatown neighborhood that’s nearby. But even out here, you’ve got to contend with that $1 million price tag!
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Photos courtesy of Douglas Elliman
Tags : 40-27 166th Street
Neighborhoods : Flushing