Just a 25 minute train ride away from Penn Station, hidden away on a peninsula between Great Neck and Little Neck, this 5 bedroom, 2 full and 2 1/2 bath residence in the heart of the Douglaston Historic District, is a creative’s dream. Built in 1911, lovingly and intricately restored, this unique home defines the Arts and Crafts architectural style of the early 20th century. Quarter-sawn oak lines the entire home with virtually every detail authentic to the period, excluding a few modernized elements for optimal comfort.
To the right upon entering the residence, a stunning open living room with meticulously restored oak envelops the entirety of the space. At the room’s focal point, a gorgeous wood burning fireplace framed with handmade ceramic tiles faces a bay window that fills the oversized living room with warm Southern light. A sun filled den perfect for relaxing and reading is attached to the living room’s eastern point and to the right, is a formal dining room with bespoke oak built-ins, authentically executed in the Arts and Crafts style.
A hallway leads the way from the dining room to the chef’s kitchen, which features professional grade appliances, concrete countertops, custom oak cabinetry, and floors made of hand-made Italian tiles. The kitchen hallway provides access to the screened in porch with a celling fan, which faces the beautifully landscaped garden with underground timed irrigation system. Entry to the basement can be accessed from both the kitchen and the garden. This fully finished basement is an ideal entertainment area or in-law suite and features a cedar closet, one full bathroom with steam shower and a wet bar with honed slate countertops.
The second floor of the residence provides ample bedroom space but also doubles as ideal creative and office space. The Master Bedroom features both Southern and Eastern exposures, ample closet space and just across the hallway, a beautiful onyx bathroom with a soaking tub right under the window facing the garden. Two bedrooms flank the master: one with Eastern and Northern exposures and the other with Southern and Western exposures which features a typical Art and Crafts window set bench, with a storage chest below. The fourth bedroom, which is currently a home office, is the point of entry for the utterly magical attic space. A true work of art, the attic features a half bath, a separate bedroom, traditional Art and Crafts eyebrow windows and exposed wooden beams .
The exclusive neighborhood of Douglas Manor offers its residents a variety of high-end amenities. A private neighborhood playground on Memorial Field is close enough to the water to take in the amazing views of a 100 acre nature preserve at Udall’s Cove. There is resident only access to a private marina with a 200 foot long pier, where one can swim, kayak, canoe or sail. And there is the Douglaston Club, where a restored 1819 mansion serves as the clubhouse with fine dining and 3 acre grounds that are fully equipped with 5 tennis courts, a swimming pool, bowling alley, outdoor terraces and a porch for summer dining.
Updated on May 10, 2021 at 9:03 am