New to Market. If you love the architectural details and warmth of a historic home, the William J Strong House, circa 1840, in the delightful historic village of Roslyn will enchant you. You can imagine yourself sitting on the broad, covered, front porch, supported by decorative columns in the evenings. In the parlor, you will note the wide plank pine floors and handsome fireplace. Adjacent to the parlor, there’s a delightful room that could be used as either a dining room or a den, also with a wide-plank pine floor. A hallway leads to a powder room. The kitchen is reached through a vintage door from the parlor — and this is where you will also find a shingled wall that indicates it was the original exterior of the house before an addition was added. The house was moved to this location in 1907, and was substantially rebuilt by the Roslyn Preservation Corp from 1994-1995 at which time the kitchen and upstairs addition were built. The former exterior wall was saved as part of this restoration. The kitchen not only includes plenty of room for a table and chairs, but also a pantry and a broom closet, as well as solid wood high-end kitchen cabinets. There are two staircases in the house. The original access to the second floor is enclosed in a cabinet in the parlor, while the second was added to the kitchen when the addition was built.
Upstairs, there are wide-plank floors, and the spacious primary bedroom has a vaulted ceiling and lots of light. A second bedroom adjoins the primary, making it an ideal nursery, office, or sitting room. A third bedroom and a full bath are down a hallway. Yes. there’s a basement too, entered in an ingenious fashion through the parlor. A doorway in the basement even leads to storage space under the porch. A door from the kitchen leads to a very private and secluded bluestone patio, where there’s ample space for a table and chairs, as well as other furniture, and a grill with a gas connection. And that’s not all! Climb the stairway from the patio, walk along a landscaped path, and you’ll find an upper terrace also. The home enjoys central air conditioning and a security system, Located about 25 miles from NYC, the house is a short distance from the LIRR, charming shops, fabulous restaurants, and beautiful Roslyn Park. Also, owners enjoy low taxes and the famed Roslyn schools.
Updated on August 10, 2023 at 8:12 pm