Vintage homes are part of our history here on Long Island, but they are also pieces of history themselves. When you enter one like 3320 Knight Street in Oceanside, you are stepping back nearly 100 years, while simultaneously being surrounded by modern reminders of the present.
One of the original 12 houses built in The Estates section, according to the listing with Kevin Leatherman of Leatherman Homes, this Tudor Colonial asking $675,000 and built it 1926 is a charming example of the unique style and design aspects of Tudor homes.
The quintessentially pitched roof and architectural asymmetry keep the eye moving up and down, left and right, around the structure, as do the mix of wood, stucco and various materials on the façade. There’s something elegant and at the same times fanciful about Tudor homes, and this example embodies that exact feeling that hearkens back to English homes of the 1600s and 1700s.
Under the portico and through the front door, a step inside reveals the distinct character of the 1,671-square-foot interior space from the foyer and beyond. The living room with its wood-framed brick fireplace welcomes guests with a warmth and brightness, connecting to the open formal dining room and entertainment-ready family room extension bathed in brightness from the skylight above.
The front-enclosed sunroom reveals an airy brightness, seeming perfectly suited for a hobby-centric center, sipping afternoon tea or getting down to work if used for a home office. There are wood floors throughout the four-bedroom, two-and-a-half bath home, says the listing, including the third floor.
Additional amenities include a double whole house water filter, central vacuum and 150-amp electric service. Along with the washer, gas dryer and excellent storage in the unfinished basement, promise for a space entirely imagined by a new owner can be found. Yet another sign that a home with a past can still contain potential for evolving in the future.
The eat-in-kitchen offers modern touches with granite countertops, stainless steel appliances, cherry wood cabinets and a sleek and subtle gray subway tile backsplash. Step through the door, and access to the multilevel decks awaits. Benches and a pergola create an ideal outdoor-entertaining oasis.
The decks, however, do not hold all the outdoor allure.
Around the exterior of this home set on the oversized 96X100 lot is a wood-fenced yard with a secret garden, native plantings and gorgeous flowers in raised beds, a koi pond and more. The two-car detached garage off the full-depth driveway can make for a spacious workshop, and for those who can pull themselves away from all this vintage home has to offer, the history, dining and waterfront offerings of Oceanside await.
View the full listing here at LeathermanHomes.com.