This stucco four-bedroom, three-bath Garden City town house finds its design roots in England and has historic ties to Doubleday, a publisher whose complex was a focal point of the village for much of the 20th century. It is listed for $1.099 million.
The circa-1938 residence is on a 45-by-171-foot lot in the Mews community, a Cotswolds Village-style complex of semi-attached homes that open to private gardens.
The first homes in the modern Mews were built in 1912, shortly after Doubleday opened its plant on nearby Franklin Avenue in 1910. “Many Doubleday people lived there over the years,” according to M.H. Smith’s “Garden City, Long Island in Early Photographs 1869-1919,” which was published in 1987 by the Garden City Historical Society.
A continuous, circular layout leads forward from the foyer into a dining room with a wood-burning fireplace. The home was expanded by Garden City architect John Stump to create a living room and expand the renovated eat-in kitchen, which has cream-colored wood cabinets, tiled walls, stainless steel appliances and granite surfaces.
The living room and kitchen have doors that open to a grassy yard with a slate patio, established plantings and brick paths. There are views of the yard from the master bedroom suite, which was also added during the expansion; it has a walk-in closet and a full bathroom with steam-in shower en suite.
Beyond the kitchen, there is a recently renovated full bathroom, as well as a sitting room-den that can also function as an office and opens to the foyer. A carpeted lower level has a recreation room, a laundry and utility rooms.
The attic can be used for storage or be converted for additional living space, says listing agent Arlene Conigliaro of Coach Realtors.
Radiant heat is found in the kitchen and two first-floor bathrooms; Marvin windows and doors were added throughout the home during renovations. There is central air conditioning and four-zone heat.