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117 Van Cortlandt Avenue

$849,000 117 Van Cortlandt Avenue, New York City, NY 10301
Every once in a while, a storybook house comes along. Yes, fairytales do come true! The home located in Lower Grymes Hill has so much character and history. Built in 1909, this multi award winning Victorian Center hall Colonial has so much to offer. As you walk up to the house, among the curated landscaping, you enter through a lovely sun porch with hard wood floors and multiple windows and exposures. The grand stair is separated by an elegant formal dining room with coffered ceilings, updated eat-in kitchen with stainless steel appliances, designer cabinetry and granite countertops. There is access to the garden/backyard through a very useful mudroom off the kitchen. A formal living room with wood burning fireplace is perfectly appointed. The family room is comfortable and a bathroom is also located on the first floor.
The upper floor consists of three bedrooms. The large primary bedroom has cathedral ceilings and ample closet space. The two secondary bedrooms are proportionate along with a huge full bathroom and dressing area and plenty of closet space. There is an attic with pull down stairs. Many original details including hardwood floors, crown moldings, a diamond pattern window grid for historic windows, hardware and more. Most windows have been replaced and/or historically preserved. Original six panel poplar wood doors with crystal door knobs throughout the home. Full finished basement with storage area, pantry, laundry area and open recreation area. The backyard consists of a multi-level entertaining levels, hand laid stone and pavers, lush landscaping and privacy. There is a long driveway to fit at least 5 cars leading to a large two story detached garage with two entrances.
The newly painted wood paneled house is covered in 6 separate Benjamin Moore Historic paint colors with period style.
The mechanicals consist of a well-maintained cast iron hot water system and baseboard heat. New hot water heater. Central air conditioning throughout. Irrigation system. Home has alarm and surveillance system. Close to transportation. Express buses and the Staten Island Ferry. Forest Avenue for great dining and fun. Close to highway to Brooklyn and New Jersey. Snug Harbor Cultural Center, Staten Island Zoo and Clove Lake Park. Silver Lake Park for golfing.
  • Sold
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1940
    Year Built
  • 2,457 Sq.Ft.
    Living Area

Features & Amenities

Area & Lot

  • Status: Sold
  • Living Space: 2,457 Sq.Ft.
  • MLS® ID: OLRS-0079449
  • Type: Residential
  • Year Built: 1940
  • Architecture Styles: Prewar


  • Total Bedrooms: 3
  • Total Bathrooms: 2
  • Full Bathrooms: 2
  • Fireplace: Wood Burning

Exterior & Building

  • Stories: 2


  • Sales Price: $849,000
  • Zoning: R2

117 Van Cortlandt Avenue

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