This single-family home in a storybook hillside setting with some of Staten Island‘s most attractive property below and Raritan Bay and the Atlantic Highlands beyond is a testament to the island’s diversity of places. Built by an artist who made sure the home’s windows were positioned to take advantage of the natural light, the crimson cottage at 298 Lighthouse Avenue, whose listing calls it a “Hansel & Gretel gingerbread home,” sits on a half-acre lot, sharing Lighthouse Hill with the Jacques Marchais Museum of Tibetan Art (h/t Curbed). So much uniqueness comes at the relatively surprising price of $739,500.
Though somewhat petite for a house at 1,450 square feet, the home has a spacious layout with three levels of living space, all with those spectacular views.
On the country-cottage side of things, a fortress-like foundation is constructed of indigenous uncut fieldstone. Stone covers the fireplaces and chimney.
A large “three season room” overlooks a 225-square-foot deck.
A large eat-in kitchen like this would brighten up anyone’s day, even without the gorgeous views of fall foliage.
The master bedroom has its own private terrace with views; the home has two bedrooms, though unfortunately there’s no floor plan to consult.
In the modern refuge column, there’s a new roof, leaders and gutters, beautiful hardwood floors throughout and new Anderson windows.
[Listing: 298 Lighthouse Avenue by Gale Strassberg for Neuhaus Realty]
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Images courtesy of Neuhaus Realty.
Tags : 298 lighthouse avenue, cottages
Neighborhoods : Staten Island