A Historic English Tudor Home Comes to Market in Forest Hills
The Queens, NY community of Forest Hills enjoys the distinction of featuring many properties listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Recently one of those exclusive, historic properties has come to the real estate market for sale. The landmark Forest Hills Tudor home, reportedly recognized by the Chamber of Commerce in Queens for excellence in design and civic value, has been listed for sale for $3.25 million.
The seven-bedroom home at 70 Greenway South was built in 1929 and featured five full bathrooms, two half baths, three fireplaces, a formal dining room, and a two-car garage spaces. It’s listing includes a photograph of a plaque that says the home was awarded first prize by the Chamber of Commerce Borough of Queens for the building’s design and civic value, given to Arthur B. Cuddihy.
The southern part of Forest Hills contains a particularly diverse mixture of upscale housing, ranging from single-family houses, attached townhouses, and both low-rise and high-rise apartment buildings. South of the Long Island Rail Road, the Forest Hills Gardens area is a private community that features some of the most expensive residential properties in Queens County.
Forest Hills was once also the home of the U.S. Open tennis tournament. The annual event was held at the West Side Tennis Club before it moved to the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing Meadows Park, about 4 miles (6.4 km) away. The Tennis Stadium, which has hosted numerous music concerts including The Beatles after the U.S. Open departed for Flushing Meadows, resumed hosting music concerts during the summer of 2013 when the British rock band Mumford & Sons played there to an overflowing crowd. Stadium officials have said they will now host as many as six music or cultural events at the Stadium annually.
Austin Street is a busy, modern street with shops, cafes, restaurants, and other stores that acts as the commercial, retail heart of Forest Hills. If you’re interested in joining a vibrant community filled with history whether you want to rent or buy, contact us at ForestHillsRealty.com