The Stone Gatehouse

An enchanting and historic NYC property

Description

 

Description of Building: 2-Story Detached Single Family home 

Size of Building: 28 Ft. X 46 Ft.    

Finished Square Footage: 2,752 SF

Lot Size: 75 X 100 

Year Built: Circa 1830 Stone Gatehouse 

Zoning: R3-1  

Annual Taxes: $4,400

Center Hall: Spacious center hall entry with handsome plaster cornice molding and parquet floors.

Living Room: 25' X 14'                                                                           French doors, diamond-paned casement windows on three walls, a wood-burning fireplace with Colonial Revival mantel flanked by built-in bookcases, parquet wood floors, 18" wide marble windowsills,  a Dutch-door and small vestibule with a screened door leading to the side yard.

Dining Room: 14' X14'                                                                                           French doors, double-exposure diamond-paned wood casement windows, parquet floors, vintage chandelier, plaster ceiling medallion, wall sconces, a glass fronted built-in corner cabinet, 18" marble window sills and a swinging door into the kitchen.

Kitchen: 10' X 14'                                                                                         Gourmet kitchen with floor-to-ceiling maple cabinetry, top-notch appliances, granite and butcher block countertops, recessed lighting, in-floor radiant heat on separate zone. Stainless steel appliances include Viking Range, Kitchen Aid refrigerator, Bosch dishwasher, Marvel wine refrigerator and extra-deep American Standard stainless sink. Slate floor, decorative tile backsplash, wood wainscot backsplash, French door and glass-fronted cabinetry. Exterior wood door (with glass paneled top) and diamond-paned sidelights, leading to a slate patio and barbecue area.   

Sunroom: 10' X 11'                                                                                         Lovely light-filled room can also be used as a bedroom. It has  three walls of windows (six double-hung windows with diamond-       paned upper sashes), a French door and a paneled door leading to the screened porch.

Screened Porch: 20' X 10'                                                                                         Screened porch with diagonal lattice, slate floor, ceiling fan/light and electrical outlet.  

Bedroom #1: 25' X 14'                                                                                          Triple-exposure diamond-paned casement windows, hardwood floors, ceiling fan/light, four closets including a full-size dedicated shoe closet.

Bedroom #2 25' X 14'                                                                                                                                         Same as above but with three large clothes closets.

Bedroom #3 12' X 11'                                                                                         Hardwood floors, built-in set of drawers/desk/bookshelves and a total of seven windows (double-hung with diamond-paned upper wood sashes) on three walls.

Bathroom: 8' X 11'                                                                                           Exposed stone wall, wood cathedral ceiling, subway tiles with decorative trim, 1X1 hexagon Carrera marble floor tiles with border, in-floor radiant heat on separate zone, Gnutti Sebastiano (GS North America) faucets, exposed thermostatic shower with sunflower shower head, Kohler fixtures and freestanding ball and clawfoot tub (extra- deep soaking tub), MinkaAire Gyro Twin ceiling fan with light (dual head rotating ceiling fan), vintage-style medicine cabinet, Minka Lavery wall sconces with night lights, full-size linen closet, wired for cable television and telephone line. Designed to have a vintage look but with modern amenities including a glass enclosed walk-in shower. It is a luxurious and beautiful must-see space.

Basement: Large, clean and heated on separate zone with washer/dryer raised on a concrete pad, a "doggie bathtub" on raised pedestal with steps, video game room with Internet and cable television hook-ups (9' X 11'), tool/workshop area, with recessed and fluorescent lighting. 

Basement Bathroom: 6' X 6'                                                                                                                                             Clean and bright 3/4 bathroom with tiled corner shower, tiled floor, wood wainscot vanity with Corian countertop and under mount  sink. 

Attic: Accessible via hatch in ceiling with plenty of storage space, whole house fan (not hooked-up), well-lit and full plywood floor from wall- to-wall. 

Garage: Detached Garage - 200 Sq. Ft.  (18' Deep X 9'8" Wide X 8 1/2 High)                                             With natural light from triple-exposure diamond-paned casement    windows. Stucco over wood.

Garden Cottage:  10 X 12 (120 Sq, Ft.)      Built in 2009                                                   Constructed for year-round use: thermostat controlled in-floor radiant heat and a combination in-wall cooling/heat unit. Insulated       glass wood casement windows (diamond-paned), glass door and skylights. Equipped with cable, Internet and telephone connections.                                                     Aesthetically pleasing design with fantastic natural light. Slate floors,     knotty pine walls, recessed lighting and shelving.    

Storage Shed: 8 X 10 Foot (vintage)

Hutches: Custom built wood rabbit hutches with almost 100' of connecting tunnels. Insulated and well designed. Can also be used for house cats wanting a little fresh air and outdoor time. Safe and secure.

Porticoes: Gabled porticoes at front and side of house with wooden benches flanking  the doors.

Gazebo: Vintage octagon-shaped gazebo with benches built over the brook. 

Pergola: Built to accommodate climbing trumpet vines at side gate with lattice walls, wood decking, stairs, and benches.  

Wooden Bridge: Fifty foot wooden bridge driveway with rails.

Fencing: Fully fenced with a combination of wood picket and solid board with diamond-top. There are three sets of gates: picket gates at the front and side of the house; a pair of diamond-top driveway gates.  

Mechanical Systems Fully upgraded electrical service with new sub-panel (plenty of room for expansion); new electrical outlets throughout house; all new copper plumbing; new waste lines to stack; replaced water main; new French drain system in basement; two sump pumps; oversized furnace; new (2013) Roth double walled oil tank; new oversized gas water heater installed in 2013;  hot water radiators and radiant heat with four (4) zones.

 Miscellaneous: Custom fabricated wooden storm/screen combination sashes for twenty-six windows; new slate walks and patios; reset porch floor and kitchen patio area in concrete (mud job);  refinished wood floors; walls skim coated in plaster; stone walls in brook rebuilt in 2010; stucco walls of garage repair in 2009; main roof tear-off in 2001 with new plywood sheathing and asphalt shingle roofing; garage and gazebo also re-roofed in 200;  re-roofed screened porch in 2013 (tear-off with new plywood sheathing and underside tongue and groove board in 2013;  new exterior water lines for garden hoses at front and rear of house; bamboo privacy hedge planted with installation of extra heavy 3-sided barrier; raised planter bed in backyard and rain barrier walls for front of house; new basement exterior door; preventative termite service monitoring canisters; house repainted in 2013 with all old alligatored paint removed and damaged wood replaced.

 

 

 

 

 

 An elegant center hall design with a handsome entryway: a six-panel wood door flanked by leaded sidelights and capped with a Georgian fanlight.

 

 

 

 

 

 Walk through the front door: the staircase is straight ahead; the French doors on the left lead to the dining room and then kitchen. The sunroom is at the rear of the house.

 

 

             

 From the living room on your right is a Dutch door leading to a small vestibule and screen door. Outside is a portico with double benches and a brick path leading to the side gate.

 

 

                

 Beautiful parquet floors.....

 

 

                

 Built-in bookcases and wood burning fireplace with wood mantel....

 

 

 

               

 

 

 

 

The dining room has a built-in cabinet....