This week’s Long Island HOME Property of the Week steps inside a charming center hall colonial in the waterside village of Sea Cliff, home to excellent shopping, dining and culture and a rich history including a number of houses listed on the National Registry of Historic Places.
212 Downing Avenue, Sea Cliff, NY
3 Beds/2 Full Baths/1 Half Bath
Listing Price: $1,450,000
Sheila Wenger, Daniel Gale Sotheby’s International Realty
“Golden opportunity!” enthuses the listing for this home built in 1948 in the charming village of Sea Cliff. According to the village’s website, “Notable residents have included poet, journalist and editor William Cullen Bryant, inventor and entrepreneur LaMarcus Adna Thompson (who established Sea Cliff’s Thompson Park residential development), poet and journalist Alfred Lansing, author of Endurance: Shackleton’s Incredible Voyage, Pulitzer Prize–winning short story writer Robert Olen Butler, Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist Dan Fagin, actress Natalie Portman, Emmy-award-winning comedian Kate McKinnon, John Rzeznik, frontman of the rock band Goo Goo Dolls, and cartoonist Arnold Levin.”
“Beautiful, center hall colonial majestically set upon a flat half acre+”—.54 acres, according to listing details about the 23,492 square foot home.
“The formal living room boasts extra-large windows and a magnificent fireplace. A cozy wood paneled den has a picture window overlooking the yard.”
“The formal dining room Is perfect for hosting the holidays, and the charming kitchen with a breakfast nook is conveniently adjacent to the mud room and laundry room.”
“The three-season porch has great potential. Upstairs, there are two nice sized bedrooms, A full bath, and a primary suite with walk-in closets and a full bath.”
“The full, finished basement has new flooring and high ceilings with built-in bookshelves.”
“Opportunity abounds outside for extending the house, or adding an In-ground pool.”