BY TRONE DOWD
Governor Andrew Cuomo’s old Douglas Manor home located on 122 Grosvenor St. is on the market and fetching for a pretty steep price.
Located just 28 minutes from Manhattan via the Long Island Rail Road, this 1920’s style mansion is now synonymous with the New York governor’s name. It was in the during the 80s to early 90s that Cuomo called this 3,240 square foot mansion home, until 1993 when then recently elected President Bill Clinton appointed him to be the Assistant Secretary for Community Planning and Development for the Department of Housing and Urban Development.
Although he still owned the house, much of his time was spending Washington D.C. According to The New York Times, Cuomo spent money on “extensive renovation work.” In 2001, Cuomo moved to Holliswood.
The home is quite the looker. Boasting six bedrooms, four and a half bathrooms and one hell of a view of the Little Neck Bay and the Long Island Sound, it is no wonder that real estate site Zillow.com entices potential buyers with the line, “experience the North Shore with Queens Taxes.” It is a single family home with laundry utilities built-in, central cooling and a garage for commuters not doing the public transportation thing. The neighborhood itself is also noteworthy.
“The neighborhood is a very unique area of Queens,” Michael Misiti, a Douglas Elliman real estate agent told the Queens Tribune. “It’s the most northeastern part of Queens, a peninsula towards the border of Long Island.”
Misiti complimented the overall aesthetic of the Douglas area, calling it “a neighborhood that’s frozen in time.”
“A lot of the homes are pre-war, built in the 1920’s and teens, with a lot of brick colonials and tudors. Just a very pretty area, quiet and private, all surrounded by the Douglaston Club.”
According to Misiti, the Douglaston Club was a country club originally constructed as far back as the 1700’s by the Dutch. Today, the club offers a number of amenities including pools, tennis courts, yachting, swimming, boating and fishing lessons just to name a few.”
“The area is New York City’s best kept secret,” Michael Stanco, another Douglas Elliman real estate expert told the Queens Tribune.
The home goes for a smooth $3.083 million on the market.