A beautiful home with an outdoor space, just 15 minutes from Midtown Manhattan.
82 Tennis Place, in beautiful Forest Hills Gardens, is just 15 minutes from Midtown Manhattan. Situated on one of the most coveted streets and just down the block from the world-renowned West Side Tennis Club, this stately red brick colonial house stands out amongst the mostly Tudor style homes.
Built in 1930 and sitting on a rare double lot, this detached 3,179 square foot house is rife with architectural details, has three-stories containing five bedrooms and 4.5 bathrooms, back and side gardens and a 422 square foot detached garage. Trademarks of 1930's architecture are wonderful floorplans with grand rooms and high ceilings and 82 Tennis Place has exactly that. Lovely symmetry on the main floor allows for easy entertaining in a large living room with a wood burning fireplace and French doors that open to a library/office space on one side while the other side has a spacious dining room and sparkling bright sun room. Also, on the main floor is a sunny kitchen and mudroom which leads to the side and back gardens.
The second floor consists of a large primary suite with en suite bathroom and French doors opening to a balcony. Two additional bedrooms, a shared bath and another balcony complete this level. The third floor has two more nicely proportioned bedrooms and a full bath creating enough space for an upstairs den or guest bedroom. The basement has an additional 1,029 Sf of potential living space, including a full bath and private entrance allowing for maximum flexibility. The basement could be easily used for an au pair suite, recreation room or gym. It also has great storage and a separate laundry room. Central air runs throughout the house. Immaculately maintained both inside and out, the house is accented by perennial gardens and mature trees such as magnolias and Japanese maple offering privacy for entertaining or relaxing. The detached 2 car garage and driveway provides the luxury of off-street parking with room for three cars.
Forest Hills Gardens, conceived in 1909 is a private and protected community overflowing with lush grounds, green spaces and quiet streets. 82 Tennis is perfectly located in the Gardens down the street from the prestigious West Side Tennis Club, the original home of the US Open. The club offers professional grade tennis, pool and dining facilities. It is also just a few minutes' to public transportation including the LIRR, several express and local subway lines and only 15 minutes by train to midtown Manhattan. The neighborhood is conveniently located midway between NYC's two major international airports but is protected by a no-fly zone ordinance. A few blocks away is charming station square and the shopping areas and restaurants on 70th and 71st street.