174 15th Ave in Sea Cliff: The Way Life Should Be!
Today, Sea Cliff maintains its charm as a waterfront community with residents who enjoy countless activities on the water. That said, it’s a modern community with highly regarded schools, access to world-class shopping, and a train-line to Manhattan.
When you first enter 174 15th Ave, you’ll immediately notice the painstaking details of the hardwood floor. As you look up, you’ll recognize the detailed woodwork – clearly a sign of the charm that awaits a visitor as you settle into this classic Victorian Sea Cliff home. The molding, the fireplace, the built-in bookshelves: all things that force you to slow down and digest the experience of this true Sea Cliff Victorian home – a home that characterizes the style of the period.
With all these details that draw your attention, time seems to slow down in this home. You’ll catch your breath and look beyond the room’s design to see the windows offer a clear view of Hempstead Harbor, Sands Point, & the Long Island Sound. Yes, every window in the living room – literally every one – has a clear view of the water. The home’s wraparound porch invites you outside. Each level of the home has its own distinct outdoor living space – an extension of the home’s entertaining & living areas. You’ll also notice that the porches were designed to be functional – wide enough to accommodate tables & chairs and still have room for movement.
From 1890 until 1920, Sea Cliff was one of the most popular resort towns on Long Island. As summer residents began to occupy their homes year-round, the infrastructure of the community grew – along with the train, the schools, the parks and the shopping. Today, Sea Cliff certainly has everything a contemporary family, commuter, or retiree could want all within one-square-mile. That said, life at 174 15th Avenue is a reminder that Sea Cliff has a rich history as a resort community that celebrates sailing, swimming, socializing, and sleeping under a sunset.
174 15th Avenue is 30 yards from the boardwalk overlooking Hempstead Harbor & the Long Island Sound. Yes, the boardwalk is a short stroll from your back porch – the same boardwalk that leads directly to Sea Cliff Beach. The idyllic location of the home is also a short walk to downtown Sea Cliff, with its charming restaurants, friendly bars, & unique small businesses. Many Sea Cliff business owners are also residents. For example, Still Partners is a community bar & restaurant with local owners who celebrate Sea Cliff’s unique culture. Read Tom Kaufman’s article about Still Partners to get more insight into the community.
In short, I’m crazy about this house. I love the architectural details, I love the location, and I love the views. Tom Kaufman – my business partner with The Russo Kaufman Team at Richard B. Arnold RE in Sea Cliff – and I are proud to show this home to a discerning buyer who wants to own a piece of Sea Cliff history. Feel free to contact me or Tom directly so you can be in the house of your dreams by the summer!