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The article by Amy Zimmer appeared this morning in DNAinfo, putting a spotlight on one of our exclusives:


96-05 68th Ave., Forest Hills, Queens

3-bedroom/1.5 bath

1,800 square feet


Taxes: $5,100/year

Open House: Sunday, Nov. 3, 12 – 2 p.m

Lowdown: Sliding doors separate the dining room from a tiled patio currently outfitted with a barbeque grill, netted canopy and outdoor seating for “indoor-outdoor enjoyment,” said Armen Meschian, of Exit Realty Landmark.

“The patio is a phenomenal space for entertaining,” he said. “[It’s] a 14-by-14 concrete block standing on a metal frame: very sturdy and spacious.”

The current owners have lived in this attached house for roughly three decades and have been painstakingly renovating it throughout, adding handcrafted Rutt kitchen cabinets and other custom built-ins, he said.

The house, on a leafy Forest Hills block, offers a taste of the suburbs with an indoor garage, two-car parking driveway, basement level laundry and ample storage space.

Location: The house, near Groton Street, is a few blocks from the Forest Hills Tennis Stadium, the original home to the U.S. Open where Mumford & Sons recently performed. It’s a half-mile away from a Long Island Rail Road station. It’s about a 15-minute walk to the E, F, M and R trains at the 71st Avenue stop and shopping on Austin Street, said Meschian, adding that with the driveway and garage, it may be easier to drive places, like to the Trader Joe’s or Home Depot on Metropolitan Avenue.

Why put it on your open house calendar? You can get a three-bedroom house with a garage, parking and patio and pay roughly the same a month for an average one-bedroom apartment in Manhattan. More than 45 house hunters flooded the first open house, which netted six offers, two of which were over asking price, Meschian noted.

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