As a third-generation resident of the village of Malverne, real estate agent Eileen O’Hara has long admired a 1920s construction on Wright Avenue. Paned windows and a porte-cochère made the house distinctive from the outside; and this year, she was invited in.
O’Hara, of Daniel Gale Sotheby’s International Realty, has listed the three-level home for $1.35 million. The house has five bedrooms and 2½ bathrooms, and the porte-cochère leads to a detached two-car garage.
"It’s one of the older homes in Malverne, and it has just a really great presence on the block," O’Hara said. "With the front porch, which spans the entire width of the house, and a porte-cochère, which is kind of unusual in this village."
The south-facing, 3,766-square-foot home sits on a 0.39-acre lot and has just one residential neighbor. The sellers have owned the home for several generations, O’Hara said.
"It has so many original details that are beautiful," she added.
Original paneling, molding, hardwood floors and curved handrails remain intact throughout the house, she said. The home is heated by natural gas and hot water, and cooled by wall air conditioning units.
On the first floor, there are a living room with a wood-burning fireplace and mantel; a formal dining room separated from the foyer by french doors; a sunroom and an eat-in kitchen. Four of the five bedrooms are on the second floor, along with two full bathrooms. The fifth bedroom is on the third floor.
The address falls within the Malverne Union Free School District. Annual taxes total $24,846.