“ELEGANT CENTER HALL CLASSIC”
18 SHORTHILL ROAD, FOREST HILLS GARDENS, QUEENS, NYC
Offering a remarkable residence that truly embodies the essence of Forest Hills Gardens. Prominently positioned on a corner property, wrapped within a spacious, beautifully landscaped garden, this stately brick center hall Colonial is a rare find. Traditionally styled with six bedrooms and three full plus two half bathrooms, this elegant and inviting home provides both an ambiance for relaxed livability and fine dining and entertainment. The welcoming entrance to the house is framed by beautifully designed leaded glass windows and opens up to a formal center hall with an impressive staircase that leads to the private quarters of the home. On the right of the center hall is the grand sized living room, featuring hardwood floors, a wood burning fireplace, crown moldings, recessed lights and an abundance of windows allowing for a light filled space. The open floor plan to the adjacent sunroom enhances the natural flow of the living space. The spacious sunroom features the original tiled floor and beautiful stained glass windows. On the left of the center hall is the elegant formal dining room which provides a generous space for intimate or large gatherings. The eat-in kitchen is smartly detailed with custom cabinetry, high-end stainless steel appliances, granite countertops and hard wood flooring. A powder room is conveniently located on the main floor.
The second floor comprises three bedrooms, the large primary with a luxurious ensuite bath, walk-in closet and private outdoor terrace, two good size bedrooms and a marble hall bathroom. The private quarters continue to the third floor where three bedrooms and a newly updated hall bathroom can be found. The two smaller bedrooms have been adjoined to create a comfortable larger space that can be utilized as a bedroom with study or office space. The lower basement level is a beautifully finished space with a large recreation room, laundry room, half bathroom and lots of storage space.
Also noteworthy for this beautiful corner Colonial is the large backyard and patio. The lush landscaped lawn and flowering garden are enhanced by a generous bluestone patio. A private, yet expansive, outdoor space perfectly scaled for family time, relaxing and entertaining guests. The separate garage with storage space can also be accessed from the patio through charming French Doors. Adjacent to the property is access to a private park area that is shared with undivided interest among this residence and four other neighboring homes.
Forest Hills is an easy commute to Manhattan with the Long Island Rail Road about 15 minutes to Penn and Grand Central Madison stations as well as the MTA express E/F subway lines. The community also offers fine schools, parks, many restaurants and shops and easy access to major highways and airports. The historic West Side Tennis Club is nearby with tennis, pool and fine dining for members.