A turreted entryway, arched front door, leaded and stained glass windows and wood beamed ceilings–it all makes for a mini-castle in the heart of Bayside, Queens. This Tudor home at 48-12 217th Street was built in the 1930s, and is located in a neighborhood filled with other Tudor beauties with well manicured front yards. This home comes with plenty of suburban perks, like a front and back yard, garage and finished basement. Combined with the 1930s period details, it’s a unique property that’s now on the market for $988,000 and may just lure you out to eastern Queens.
The home, located on a block of other similar-style brick Tudor homes, features a beautiful facade of red brick and rusticated stone. Through the turreted entry and arched front door you get to “step back in time,” as the listing says, into the 1,692-square-foot interior.
The living room is drenched in historic finishes, like leaded and stained glass windows, beamed ceilings, and a wood-burning fireplace topped by an original plaster crest.
The wood-paneled dining room is illuminated by a Tiffany chandelier–for many years, the iconic glassmaker had a studio in Corona, Queens. The eat-in kitchen was renovated with more modern details.
The upstairs leads to two bedrooms.
Each bedroom boasts inlaid hardwood floors and roomy closets, while the bathroom includes tons of cabinet space, an extra-large tub shower and even a stained glass window. Down the hall, the master bedroom–with an ensuite bathroom–has windows all around offering views of the neighborhood architecture.
The finished basement features a “teepee-style,” wood-burning fireplace plus an oversized den with a laundry room and storage area.
The backyard has paved spaces over two levels, plus a long driveway and garage that can hold four to five vehicles. The property is surrounded in open green space, in fact. Not only is it located in the suburban neighborhood of Bayside Hills, where most homes have lawns, it’s just one block away from the 655-acre Alley Pond Park, the second largest park in Queens.
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Neighborhoods : Bayside