222 Prospect Ave: A Victorian Gothic Sea Cliff Home
Nicknamed “The Yellow Lady,” this home is a short walk to downtown Sea Cliff and quite close to the boardwalk leading to Sea Cliff Beach.
At the turn of the century, this home was owned by a steamboat ferry captain. He raised his family here, and this home’s position as an iconic Sea Cliff landmark was established.
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.
With its charm and beauty, 222 Prospect Ave continues to live on as a beautiful piece of Sea Cliff history.
A defining characteristic of Sea Cliff is the variety of landmarked Victorian homes. 222 Prospect Ave contributes to this tradition, and the home is a beloved structure in the community. This home celebrates many defining characteristics of Victorian architecture: contrasting paint colors, an asymmetrical shape, & a comfortable front porch. To learn more about the history of Victorian Architecture in Sea Cliff, read Tom Kaufman’s Simply North Shore article, “Victorian Architecture 101: Visit Sea Cliff.”
I love Sea Cliff’s Victorian charm and sense of community. When my wife Laura & I renovated our Victorian home, we had an amazing experience with the Sea Cliff Landmarks Preservation Commission.
This group of dedicated volunteers serves as a tremendously knowledgable resource for the community. Consequently, I decided to sit on the Board of this amazing group, and I pride myself on sharing my architectural insight with friends, neighbors, & customers. As mentioned earlier, 222 Prospect Ave is proudly recognized by the Sea Cliff Landmarks Commission as a locally landmarked home.
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 a short distance from home.
With three levels of living space, the home enjoys many windows that look out on the private backyard. There is a wonderful garden at the back of the property to escape the chaos of everyday life. When you’re finished in the backyard, you can relax and enjoy a meal on the deck overlooking the yard. After your meal, you’re a short walk to Sea Cliff Beach or the Promenade along Tappan Beach that overlooks Hempstead Harbor. In short, the location is a perfect spot to take advantage of the best that Sea Cliff has to offer.