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Rare 'Apostle Home' in Garden City on market for $1.725M

This original Apostle house in Garden City is

This original Apostle house in Garden City is on the market in December 2013 for $1,725,000. (Credit: Handout)

Interested in a Garden City classic? One of six remaining Apostle Homes is on the market for $1.725 million.

Built in the early 1870s, the Apostle homes were part of Alexander Turney Stewart’s vision when he created one of America’s earliest planned communities, which is known for its wide avenues, tree-lined streets and elegant homes.

Apostle Homes, designed by John Kellum, feature mansard roofs and cupolas. The rarest thing about this house is the fourth-floor cupola, says Ryan Donnelly of the Donnelly Group, a Ferrucci Venture. Donnelly, who is marketing the house with Lynne Koszalka, adds that the cupola has a widow’s walk -- a walkout that offers views of the Cherry Valley Club as well as some of the peaks of Manhattan skyscrapers.

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More than 5,000 square feet, the restored manse features a 30-foot open foyer complemented by a three-story wraparound Victorian staircase. New wood floors, moldings and fireplaces are throughout.

Of 11 rooms, there are six bedrooms and a total of 3½  bathrooms. Modern amenities include central air-conditioning.

Set on a half-acre, the house is listed on the National Register of Historic Places as part of the A.T. Stewart Era historic district.

Incidentally, the first 10 homes -- sharing the same design -- were nicknamed Apostle homes by schoolchildren, Donnelly says, noting they called the smaller version of these homes, sans cupola, disciples.

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Tags: Apostle Homes , Alexander Turney Stewart , A.T. Stewart Era historical district , Apostle Homes , Garden City , National Register of Historical Places , cupolas , Victorian , Donnelly Group

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