Custom built in 1969, with an eye to perfection and attention to every detail, this classic Center Hall Brick Colonial sits manor-like on a 7,000 square foot property. Its double storied and fluted columns at the south facing entry welcome you to a home of distinction that is grand in style and gracious in design. The first floor boasts rarely seen spacious rooms and 9' ceiling heights with a circular flow that provides the ideal setting for gracious entertaining. Its marble entryway is graced with a gently curving stairway crowned with a vintage Italian chandelier and opens to a formal Living Room and banquet-sized Dining Room, each with bay windows that capture the southern exposure. The home’s designer eat-in-kitchen is large and airy with space for preparing festive celebrations or intimate family meals. The generously proportioned Family Room has custom cabinetry and an oversized wood burning fireplace. A wall of windows and glass sliding door that face the private patio and lush garden bring the outside in and create a relaxing retreat in this quiet enclave of Forest Hills Gardens, just a heartbeat from the busy streets of New York City . The second floor has a generous master suite with a room-sized walk-in closet and large private Bath. The roomy second bedroom also boasts a large bath ensuite and a walk-in-closet. Two additional generously sized bedrooms share a hall bath. There are many, many closets as well as a convenient laundry chute. The large attic above offers a full ceilinged 1500+ square foot bonus space that could be transformed into an additional living space. The high ceilinged lower level is apartment-like with a bedroom and bath and fully finished entertainment area, sauna, cedar closet and its own separate entrance. This outstanding Forest Hills Gardens home offers timeless elegance and unparalleled possibilities. !st FL: Marble entryway, spacious living room, banquet-sized dining room, large family room, eat in kitchen, powder room, pantry. Wood floors. 2nd FL: Large master suite with full bath and walk-in closet; 2nd bedroom has bathroom ensuite; 2 additional bedrooms and hall bathroom; walk-in linen closet with laundry chute, many additional closets. 3rd FL: Attic/bonus space. Accessed by drop down stairs; presents opportunity to become another approximately 1500+ sq ft finished space. Basement: Fully finished with own separate entrance; includes entertainment area, kitchen, bedroom, bathroom, sauna, cedar closet and laundry room. Taxes: $19,085/year, approx.. FHG Maint. Fee: $2,019/year, approx..