Located on a charming and quiet tree-lined street in Forest Hills Gardens, 15 Wendover Road stands tall on a beautiful and maturely landscaped 11,010 square foot lot. Built in 1921 by architect Thomas C. Rogers, this elegant stucco home boasts a Ludovici tiled roof along with many incredible European decorative touches and detail.
This spacious 9,163 square foot home offers seven bedrooms with five-full, and three-half baths. Decorated in tall casement style windows, an abundance of natural light is welcomed into this beautifully designed home which features a Library adorned with mahogany bookcase, a Garden room basking in sunlight, a mahogany paneled dining room, a Solarium with a working fountain, an English Tap room and bar, a billiards room, a generous 310 square foot terrace, and an attached two car garage with service entrance all thoughtfully and efficiently placed throughout four stories.
The garden level includes a stone vestibule entry which flows into a marble hallway with a grand staircase. Off the foyer is an elegant Mahogany panelled dining room with barrel vaulted plaster ceilings and a wood burning fireplace. Adjacent to the dining room is a beautiful lead glass Solarium with a fountain, groined vaulted ceiling and stone floors. Across the foyer, there is a spacious living room with an 18th Century Carrera carved marble fireplace adjoining a Library with original built-in Mahogany bookshelves and a writing desk. Through two arched mahogany lined porticos off the main living area, there is a sun drenched Garden room. The floor is lined in antique Majolica tiles that are original to the house. The room is surrounded by glass lead doors that all lead out to the garden.The Living and Library areas have both Northern and Southern exposures. The home shows great attention to detail with decorative radiator covers and beautiful hardwood flooring throughout.
The large eat-in kitchen is lined in wooden cabinetry and expansive windows, all opening onto the garden which is kept green and from the built-in sprinkler system. The kitchen also offers stainless steel appliances and a full butler's pantry which allows for proper entertaining. Beyond the kitchen is the gracious home office and stairway leading to the garage.
The first floor is comprised of a central hallway and five generous bedrooms, all with abundant natural light. The spacious primary bedroom boasts elaborate frieze moldings, hardwood floors, a separate dressing room, his and her closets, and a sizable en-suite bathroom with unique detailing including a chandelier and marble flooring.
The second bedroom off the center hallway is quite large and has a Carrera marble wood burning fireplace, walk-in closet, hardwood floors and bathroom ensuite. The third bedroom off the main hall has access to the large terrace, as well as a bathroom ensuite and hardwood floors. The first floor also grants access to the large terrace.
The second floor is home to two large bedrooms on opposite ends, both complete with walk in closets and plenty of sunlight. The basement level hosts amenities such as a wine cellar and vault, billiards room, laundry room, pantry, plenty of storage space, and an extraordinary English Tap room and bar with a large wood burning fireplace, complete with an in-the-wall spit rotisserie and stained glass windows. The home itself also offers additional amenities including central AC, and an alarm system.
The Gardens, conceived in 1909 and masterfully designed by Frederick Law Olmsted Jr. and Grosvenor Atterbury, is a protected community brimming with extraordinary old-world charm. Arguably America's best planned garden community, the lush grounds, green spaces and quiet streets of Forest Hills Gardens are only minutes away from Manhattan via the L.I.R.R. Station and Express E and F trains. The neighborhood is protected by a no-fly zone ordinance and is perfectly located midway between NYC's two major international airports and only 15 minutes by rail to midtown east and midtown west Manhattan.