EVERY LAST DETAIL OF THIS GRAND COLONIAL IN DONGAN HILLS COLONY WAS CUSTOM DESIGNED, AND THE RESULT IS NOTHING SHORT OF SPECTACULAR
BY JESSICA JONES-GORMAN
Perched high above Richmond Road on the East Shore of Staten Island, Dongan Hills Colony is considered one of the most prestigious sectors of the borough. A direct neighbor to posh Todt Hill, this community is composed of mostly single family detached homes, with several spectacular custom-built million dollar estates mixed in. Among them lies a magnificent eight-bedroom, six-bath colonial that spans a staggering 9,000 square feet of living space and blends the traditional with the à la mode. Enter 21 Hunter Street.
Purchased by its current owner in 2014 and completely knocked down and rebuilt over a span of two years, this sprawling forever home spared no expense in design and construction. Visitors are greeted by a grand entrance through exquisite craftsman doors. An open concept floor plan reinforces the depth of this property, letting in light from multiple angles and placing great emphasis on views of the villa-style pool and private backyard.
The custom molding and coffered ceilings add a clean and crisp look to the home, further splashed in a range of muted gray and beige tones. Wood-look porcelain tiled flooring fills the first floor the perfect complement for the home’s system of hydronic radiant heat.
Serious cooks will delight in the splendor of this home’s chef ’s kitchen. Luxe Viking, Wolf, and Sub-Zero appliances, custom cabinetry, and quartz countertops give this area a professional quality while a built-in window seat adds comfort and charm.
Designed for exceptional family living and entertaining, each room serves as a gathering space. The kitchen is the hub of the home, and the backyard is resort quality with glazed stamp crete in custom colors and sofa seating that can accommodate dozens of guests. A heated pool with decorative waterfalls is the centerpiece of the outdoor space.
The primary bedroom with en-suite bath features a fireplace, Jacuzzi soaking tub, and glass steam shower, and the other bed and bath combos are uniquely situated throughout the home.
The property uses solar to power its high-tech amenities, including a comprehensive security system, ten-zone HVAC climate control, and Sonos entertainment system in each room. This home also boasts a natural gas power back-up and heated driveway for snowy days. An expansive fitness center and home theater provide entertainment options for the entire family.
Describing her style as contemporary, the owner said she selected all of the finishes with the assistance of her interior designer. Linear fireplaces are trimmed in stone, the railings are wrought iron, and wallpaper and specialty carpets were hand-picked for their textures, colors, and unique prints.
Large walk-in closets were custom designed and the main office features all custom cabinetry and woodwork. Unique window treatments are featured in every room. An ADA-accessible guest residence has its own pocket-door entrance and access to the gym and spacious yard.
“There’s a lot of privacy here,” the owner concluded. “It feels like a Tuscan resort in the middle of the city. This home is very secluded and everything about it is entirely unique.”
This home was not yet valued at the time of publication.
Joe Tirone Team Compass Realty
145 Beach Street / 718.448.1991 / thejoetironeteam.com