Forest Hills, NY, US
136 Ascan Avenue, Forest Hills Gardens
EXCLUSIVE LISTING OF TERRACE SOTHEBY'S INTERNATIONAL REALTY. Reminiscent of the grand homes of Colonial Williamsburg, this rarely available corner property sits prominently amidst the stately homes along Winter Street. This traditionally styled 5 Bedroom, 3.5 Bath Center Hall Brick residence is among the more prestigious homes Forest Hills Gardens has to offer. An architectural jewel, here you will find an opportunity to realize your interior design passion by restoring & customizing this elegant historic home. Full of preserved architectural features such as leaded glass windows, carved wood details, a grand staircase and arches throughout the house, this is a perfect pallet to create everything you ever imagined and more. The Winter Street entrance foyer gracefully opens to a formal entry hall with a welcoming grand staircase. Picture a massive Living Room with original tile and brick wood burning fireplace opening into a private Sun Room once used as a doctor’s office, library and tea room with another wood burning fireplace. Across the center hall is a banquet sized Dining Room with high ceilings, beautiful moldings and butler’s pantry/bar. The adjacent Kitchen features a spacious dining area, along with access to a two car garage and a private garden perfect for morning coffee or evening BBQs. Additionally there is a Powder Room off the center hall, The second floor boasts a massive Master Bedroom suite, private balcony, en suite Bath & walk in closet. Two additional spacious Bedrooms across the hall share a full Bath. Large landings and stained glass closet doors. The third floor crowns the home with two more Bedrooms and a hall Bath overlooking ever changing treetop views. The basement level has high ceilings, a spacious Family Room with fireplace, adjoining laundry & utility rooms, plus plenty of additional rooms ready to convert to a wine cellar, workout room or used for storage. Imagine spending your holidays in a mansion by a cozy fire, preparing delicious culinary delights in your custom kitchen, or sleeping in a room fit for royalty! This is a perfectly priced opportunity for a home large enough to embrace all your grandest dreams! This center Forest Hills Gardens location is conveniently located nearby to schools, shopping, the Community House and the world renowned West Side Tennis Club with individual and family tennis, pool and dining memberships. Property Size: 5,961 sq. ft. approx. Interior Sq. Footage: 4,001 sq. ft. approx. Taxes: $22,015/yr. approx. FHG Maint: $1,771/yr. approx.