Back at the end of April we reported that this Forest Hills Gardens center hall, brick colonial sold for $3,000,000. At the time there was little other information available, not even a listing. We recently heard from the broker and have a few more images and some details on the home.
The six bedroom, 4.5 bath house at 34 Greenway South was listed for $3,350,000 by Terrace Sotheby’s International Realty, so it sold for quite a bit below the asking price. Though Trulia indicates that the house was built in 1925, the broker says 1920. The sitting room has elaborately carved marble fireplaces, but all of the woodwork in the photos is painted. Though the listing mentions crown moldings and a center hall with a “wainscoted staircase,” these are not visible in the pictures. Unfortunately it looks like the original floors have been replaced and there is recessed lighting throughout. The home is large–4,700 square feet on a 7,450 square foot lot with a detached garage. The taxes are $15,402 a year and it last sold in 2005 for $2,100,000.
For a home with such a stately and historic facade, the interior feels a little soulless, a bit like a high-end flip–without question a nice place to live, but lacking any of the interesting quirks and historic feel one would expect in a nearly 100 year old home. Click through for interior pictures.