After spending nearly a year on the market, the Forest Hills Gardens Tudor at 30 Markwood Rd. finally found a buyer— albeit at a reduced price.
Given that the home is nearing its century mark, a recent renovation probably helped the sale by modernizing its interior and updating the historic fieldstone and brick Tudor features. The buyer purchased the home for $2.6 million, down from an asking price of $2.95 million, according to Terrace Sotheby’s International Realty.
Guests entering the house are greeted by a high ceiling entrance hall and a spiral staircase. Bay windows allow sunlight to soak the living room, which is accompanied by a hand-carved stone fireplace, while French doors lead to a spacious dining room.
The sheer size of the home may have actually attracted the homebuyer. This single-family detached residence was made for large families, as the second floor consists of five bedrooms, including a master bedroom with a towering ceiling, a huge closet and en-suite bathroom, one of five baths in the home.
With 3,787 square feet of living space, the home sits on a lot of about 7,210 square feet, providing lawn space for children. However, the third floor in the home might actually have been the true selling point for this home.
It features a loft-like entertainment space with newly renovated vaulted ceilings. The space gives the new homeowners access to the roof where they could take in the view of the neighborhood, or as the listing suggested, conduct star gazing.