We’re not usually ones to brag about our listings, but it was easy to recognize that we’ve got something special on our hands with this one. Entering this home feels like stepping into a secret world, one where the spaciousness to coziness issue is magically solved, one with such things as fireplaces, skylit hallways and enormous closets. Hey, these things are hard to come by in NYC.
This newly renovated, two-family duplex greets you with a fountain, centered within its landscaped front garden. The house opens up with double doors at the front, leading you into a room with precious bay view windows. A tour of 576 Yetman Ave in Tottenville, Staten Island reveals a formal living room with a built in fireplace (for all your hot chocolate drinking, twinkle light hanging, winter wonderland needs), a skylit staircase, central air and heat, crown moldings, etched glass windows, stainless steel appliances, three spacious bedrooms, an attic, a lush, green backyard and a fully finished basement with five rooms (yeah, FIVE rooms).
The garage, in addition to parking your cars, can be used to do laundry or as an additional office space. And that’s in addition to the ton of storage space it provides. And all that is in addition to the four parking spots the driveway provides on its own. Are you sensing how many times we’ve used “in addition to” so far?
The backyard has a deck, an in-ground pool and an outdoor kitchen and barbecue. Think we’re done? Nope. The house also has income potential with a one bedroom tenant’s apartment, with a brand new eat-in kitchen (stainless steel appliances and granite-top counters) and a full-tile bath.
At this point, who isn’t drooling over this place?
A Little About Tottenville:
Tottenville is one of those rare towns in New York City that perfectly combines old world charm with new city modernization. Taking a short walk around town will quickly bring you to the realization that Tottenville, at its core, is the ultimate bay town. It’s bordered by water and still maintains the qualities of most waterfront towns in New York.
The homes in this town are known for their strong Victorian architectural heritage, with eight houses qualifying for New York City preservation status. The rest of the houses in Tottenville are a combination of old stately homes, townhouses and newer constructions.
Most of the town’s shopping and commerce is contained within strip malls and on its Main Street. There, you come across small mom and pop shops: pizzerias, bakeries and restaurants. Our favorite thing about Tottenville? Most businesses on Main Street are still independently owned and operated. Our other favorite thing about Tottenville? La Bella Marketplace and all its fresh groceries and Italian food aromas. Oh, and let’s not forget about Conference House Park, where you can enjoy your morning walk and cup of coffee.
And whether you like to admit it or not, Tottenville is in NYC, and has the advantages of access to three railway stations in the neighborhood, which easily transport commuters in and out of Manhattan. Who doesn’t love a serene, charming town with easy access to the craziest, most thrilling place in the world?
Madison Estates has been retained to offer for sale 576 Yetman Avenue. Contact listing agent Anna Kasimis at 718-645-1665 or 347-678-2893 to setup a private showing.