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$829G Hempstead Victorian mimics Apostle Homes style

This seven-bedroom Victorian, built in 1878, is on

This seven-bedroom Victorian, built in 1878, is on 0.96 acres. Credit: Laffey Fine Homes

This nearly 150-year-old Hempstead Victorian on 0.96 acres listed for $829,000 is ripe for restoration to its original grandeur, says the property’s listing agent.

The 5,500-square-foot home with seven bedrooms, four full bathrooms and two half-baths was built in 1878 and is similar in style to the Apostle Homes in neighboring Garden City, says Jeffrey Stone, of Laffey Fine Homes, who is marketing the house with Donna Quinn.

Notable for their size, windowed cupolas and mansard roofs, the Apostle Homes were among the first homes built in Garden City by A.T. Stewart and designed by architect John Kellum. Stewart founded Garden City in 1869.

Wood accents are abundant and include wall, ceiling and cabinet finishes. In various parts of the home, there are inlaid oak and parquet wood floors.

The formal dining room features a carved wooden bar with a mirror and a fireplace with a ceramic-tile mantel. A second, brick-trimmed fireplace is in the living room.

The property includes a circular driveway up front and a four-car detached garage in the rear, accessible by driving under a portico. There is also an in-ground swimming pool with a stone patio in the backyard.


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