Townhouse pick of the week

A Queens townhouse with space, charm, and a nearby park—but you'll need a car

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By Mimi OConnor  |
February 12, 2019 - 9:00AM

The 1930 Tudor retains much of its period charm. 


No, living in this St. Albans, Queens townhouse will not have you in the center of it all, but if you're craving some suburban feel, prewar aesthetic, and lots of space, 173-17 Sayres Ave., #1, could be for you. Listed for $489,000, the two-bedroom, one-and-a-half bath 1930 Tudor has original hardwood floors, two fireplaces, stained glass, and even hand-painted, 1940s chinoiserie wallpaper. 

Practically speaking, you'll need a car to get around—but that's what the garage is for.

The first floor has a large living room with beamed ceilings and a corner fireplace. (Note: there's no bathroom on this floor.) A formal dining area features that period wallpaper on one wall. 


A separate room on the first floor could be used as a bedroom, or kept as an office space. 

The kitchen needs an update, but it's big and windowed. 

Two large bedrooms are upstairs.

If you like retro bathrooms, this is a nice one. 

Downstairs, a finished basement serves as a rec room, and there's a half bath on this floor. 

The house also has a garage, and a deck according to the floor plans. 



The house is right on St. Albans Park, and major shopping can be done along the main thoroughfare of Merrick Boulevard. For more options, Jamaica is the next neighborhood over.



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Mimi OConnor

Contributing Writer

Mimi O’Connor has written about New York City real estate for publications that include Brick Underground, Refinery29, and Thrillist. She is the recipient of two awards from the National Association of Real Estate Editors for interior design and service journalism. Her writing on New York City, parenting, events, and culture has also appeared in Parents, Red Tricycle, BizBash, and Time Out New York.

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