$3,950,000 $4,199,000
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Forest Hills, Queens | Archway Place & Middlemay Circle
7 Beds5.5 Baths6,182 Square FeetSingle Family

$3,950,000 $4,199,000
floors / apts2 / 1
Lot Size60'x168'
Built Size40'x58'
ZoneR3-2
Building TypeHouse
RE Taxes$34,688
Price Per SF
$639

Building Amenities

  • Driveway

Property Description

As one of the earliest and most architecturally distinctive homes in Forest Hills Gardens, this spacious Tudor residence with classic Gothic detail, was designed in 1920 by renowned American architect and urban planner, Grosvenor Atterbury. Conveniently situated on Greenway Terrace, and nestled in the embrace of his planned community, this perfectly scaled 7 bedroom, 7 bathroom home, has been preserved to maintain all of its original architectural integrity and the highest quality of interior design.

Aside from its prominent position along the Terrace, a glance beyond the stone, brick and ivy-covered entryway reveals a masterfully designed example of Atterbury's well respected architectural style. Design elements include 4 original fireplaces, a Butler's pantry with beautifully restored cabinetry, expansive second floor landing, rear staircase, original leaded glass pane windows, volume ceilings, decorative copper exterior elements, and tapestry brickwork. The rooms have lovely sunlit views overlooking the beautiful community open space along Flagpole Green. The house, with its separate Tudor styled 2 car garage and upper studio space, is situated on an estate sized landscaped property. The residence offers gracious everyday living with excellent room for both indoor and outdoor entertaining. The 3 main levels of the house offer 6182 sq. ft. of interior space, augmented by an additional lower level space.

An integral part of one of America’s oldest planned communities, the home is perfectly located just minutes from Station Square, neighborhood schools, and the well-known West Side Tennis Club, which offers professional grade tennis, pool and dining facilities. It is just a few minutes from public transportation including the LIRR, several express and local subway lines, and is convenient to shopping areas and restaurants. It is approximately 15 minutes by rail to Manhattan, in close proximity to highways and both NYC’s major airports, and nearby to Forest Park with horseback riding, golf, and dedicated biking and running paths.

Listing History

Now
01/12/2022
$3,950,000 [-$249,000] [5.9%]
Price Drop by Sheldon Stivelman
Terrace Sothebys International Realty
2022

Building Details

OwnershipSingle Family
Building TypeHouse
AgePre-War
AccessWalk-up
Year Built1920
Floors/Apts2/1
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Transit and Citi Bike

Subway

Forest Hills-71 Av
0.28 miles
75 Av
0.39 miles

Railroad

Forest HillsLong Island Rail Road
0.13 miles

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Sheldon Stivelman
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License#:
10401230399
Company:
Terrace Sothebys International Realty
Sheldon Stivelman
Terrace Sothebys International Realty
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Forest Hills | Queens

Quick Profile

Nestled in the heart of Queens, Forest Hills is primarily a residential area that offers the calmness of suburban living alongside the whirl of the big city. The contrasts are sharp. Take a stroll through the idyllic Forest Hills Gardens and you’ll find tree-lined streets and homes with manicured lawns. Cross the LIRR train tracks that slice through this neighborhood and you’re in a different world, one dominated by apartment complexes that straddle both sides of Queens Boulevard, one of the busiest and widest commercial streets in the city. 

Forest Hills is first and foremost a community that has stood the test of time. It is a haven for families, young adults and retirees alike. It’s the kind of place that you visit for an outdoor summer concert and never want to leave. Who wouldn’t find the low-rise Tudor styled apartment buildings along Tennis Place and Burns Street alluring.

Plainly put, one can get anywhere from Forest Hills in a reasonable amount of time. Accessible transportation is a core virtue and not surprisingly, the introduction of subway lines to Forest Hills in the mid 1930s changed the neighborhood forever. By 1940, the population swelled to 32,000, more than three times the local population just twenty years earlier. Today Forest Hills is home to about 85,000 people and transportation is a key checkbox. You can not only commute to Manhattan below ground, but above ground as well via the LIRR from Station Square. The LIRR can deliver you to Penn Station in 15 minutes or eastward toward the Long Island beaches in forty.   

Forest Hills High School at 110th Street between 66th Road and 67th Road anchors the far northern edge of Forest Hills, covering multiple city blocks. Fanning out from the high school are entire blocks of tree-lined streets with single-family homes. In contrast to the Gardens, these blocks are a mix of older and newer homes, even some McMansions.

There are two main streets that run through Forest Hills. Austin Street is an endless retail strip of local and national stores, many of which seem to be carved out of the tudor buildings that they occupy. Restaurants are aplenty and reflect the diverse cuisine of the neighborhood’s inhabitants. Queens Boulevard, once deemed the “most dangerous road in America,” is a 12-lane road (could be as wide as 16 lanes in some places) that represents the impact and consequences of urban sprawl. Queens Boulevard is literally a 7.5 mile sprint to and from the city through the heart of Queens.

As can be expected, the older variety of multi-family buildings in Forest Hills are largely low-rise prewars, typically five and six stories. They are split between co-ops and rental buildings. The newer post-war buildings, have grown taller as housing needs have changed. Most of these high-rise structures align Queens Boulevard and stand from 20 to 30 stories tall.  

All information furnished regarding property for sale, rental or financing is from sources deemed reliable, but no warranty or representation is made as to the accuracy thereof and same is submitted subject to errors, omissions, change of price, rental or other conditions, prior sale, lease or financing or withdrawal without notice. All dimensions are approximate. For exact dimensions, you must hire your own architect or engineer.
OLR ID: 79147TH