Hillside retreat on the market in Dongan Hills Colony, Staten Island

Upton St. Home

Bordering Todt Hill above Richmond Road is the Dongan Hills Colony, a prestigious enclave of rolling hills in the Mid-Island section of Staten Island.  Included in the extravagant homes populating the quiet, desirable area is the single-family, country-style Ranch located at 76 Upton Street.  The home is quite unique, as its exterior is made completely of brick.  The 4,000 square feet home sits on an 80 x 100 square feet area of land, which includes well-trimmed front and rear yards, making quite an impression.

The trim work and sophisticated, traditional interior of the home give it a very inviting atmosphere.  Just as well, the natural light is given off by way of skylights, in addition to the wood-burning fireplaces, help to radiate the warm and inviting feel of the house.  As you enter the house, you will find a large entry foyer, a magnificent family room, a laundry area, and a full bathroom.  When you get to the tremendous kitchen, you will find that it is both traditional and modern, with stainless-steel appliances and plenty of room for a large family or guests.  As you exit the kitchen into the large dining room, you will find that it, too, can host quite a number of people.  Here, you will find a staircase leading to the second floor.  Once you reach the second floor, you will find a loft-style living room, which overlooks the dining room on the first floor.  There are three large bedrooms on the second floor, as well as a master bedroom, which is accompanied by a private bathroom with a Jacuzzi.  There is also another private bathroom on this floor.

Heading back down the staircase into the dining room once again, you will find a door to you right, leading to the English-style conservatory room.  By exiting this room, you will find the backyard, which is populated by many trees to permit privacy.

On the ground floor, you will also find the built-in garage, which can house up to four cars.  Taking this and the location of the house into consideration, traveling by car is not at all difficult; commuting is made especially easy since there is easy-access to the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge by way of the Staten Island Expressway.  In addition, bus lines and the Staten Island Railway are nearby, which can take you to the St. George Ferry Terminal to take the ferry into Manhattan.

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