Douglaston

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.

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Celebrities, Cool Listings, Queens

122 Grosvenor Street, Douglas Manor

Last year, Governor Cuomo’s former mansion in the suburban waterfront enclave of Douglaston, Queens hit the market looking like something straight out of the Great Gatsby. Cuomo lived in the sprawling home with his ex wife Kerry Kennedy, but sold it in 1993, when he joined the Clinton administration.

It’s a six-bedroom, Mediterranean-style manor that was constructed in the 1920s and was asking $2.7 million. In January, the home sold for a cool $2.4 million. And the new buyers have listed it for rent, asking $6,000 a month. In Manhattan, $6,000 a month could definitely get you a nice apartment, but it couldn’t get you a mansion and outdoor space this impressive. It’s enough to lure a person way out to Douglaston.

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Cool Listings, Interiors, Queens

221 Arleigh Road, Douglaston, colonial

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.

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Cool Listings, Interiors, Queens

douglas manor

With its sweeping staircases and exquisitely landscaped grounds nestled within a quiet waterfront community, this historic Douglas Manor colonial at 122 Grosvenor Street calls to mind one of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s most memorable characters, the inimitable Jay Gatsby. And although this six-bedroom masterpiece listed at $2.7 million might not quite measure up to the former James Gatz’s lofty standards, we are completely enamored with this astonishingly lovely home.

More pictures of this Gatsbyesque home this way

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