If you’re looking for a country-style setting with all the amenities you may need, Dongan Hills Colony is the place to go. In this prestigious community, you can find some of Staten Island’s most extravagant homes. One of these homes, the detached Colonial at 145 Mason Street, is currently for sale and—believe it or not—was recently given a price reduction.
If you’ve ever taken a look at the prices of homes in the Dongan Hills Colony, you’re probably familiar with the word “million”. If you take a look at the home at 145 Mason Street, though, you may be shocked. This home is now being listed for $659,000—over $100,000 less than its original selling price!
Don’t let a price reduction fool you, though. This home is still impeccable—and we’ll tell you why.
When you pull into the driveway, you will find a garage just ahead. To the right of the garage is a quaint little porch. Between the two is the front door, so let’s take a look inside.
When you enter this charming home, you will find yourself walking along gleaming hardwood flooring. The first room to your left is the living room, which is warmed by a fireplace. French doors lead from the living room to a formal dining room. This dining room follows the trend of the living room with crown molding, but it differs because it is decorated with panel wainscoting. At the far end of the house is the family room, which has lovely chair rail molding and paneling underneath. This room is graced with a skylight and a sliding door, which leads to a tiered and decked backyard. Coming back around toward the front of the house, you will find the large eat-in-kitchen, which has Corian countertops lit by Hi Hats. The kitchen is already equipped with stainless steel appliances, including a dishwasher, a refrigerator, and a microwave. The last room on this floor is the lovely little powder room, which is close to the front of the house.
When you get to the second floor of the home, you will find the bedrooms—four to be exact. All of these bedrooms have hardwood flooring. If you’re familiar with the homes in the area, you’ll know that many of them give their residents views from New York Harbor all the way to Sandy Hook, New Jersey. Two of the bedrooms in this house have such views of the New York Harbor. These two bedrooms, along with a third one, boast a size of 12 x 12. The master bedroom, on the other hand, is much larger and has its own entrance to the bathroom on this floor. This four-piece bathroom is quite decorative, with tumbled stone throughout. The counter which holds the sink is made of granite and occupies the same room as a glass-enclosed shower and a Jacuzzi.
The only other floor of this house is the basement, which has been fully-finished. Here, you can find two rooms alongside a full bathroom and a laundry area.
Dongan Hill Colony is a secluded community, which means that everything you need is just outside of it. That also means, however, that the home has its own security system installed. Right outside the neighborhood, on Richmond Road, you have access to a few buses: the local 74, which travels to the St. George Ferry Terminal and the Bricktown Mall; the s76, which travels to the St. George Ferry Terminal and Oakwood; and the x15 express bus, which travels into Lower Manhattan.
If you’re looking to send your children to school, there are many great options—you would just have to call your local public school to see which they may be zoned for. Some of the public schools in the area are P.S. 48, at 1055 Targee Street; I.S. 49, at 101 Warren Street; and the Michael J. Petrides School, at 715 Ocean Terrace. Nearby Catholic schools include the Academy of St. Dorothy, at 1305 Hylan Boulevard; the St. Ann School, at 125 Cromwell Avenue; and St. Joseph Hill Academy High School, at 850 Hylan Boulevard. There is also the Staten Island Academy, another private school nearby, located at 715 Todt Hill Road.
For more information on this and other real estate listings in Dongan Hills Colony, you can contact a licensed Real Estate salesperson with RealEstateSINY.com, at (718) 966-9669.