Share this Article
Less than a mile as the crow flies from long-term parking at JFK Airport is Hawtree Basin, off of Jamaica Bay, between Old Howard Beach and Hamilton Beach. If you'll permit us the indulgence of comparing the southern Queens waterfront to Venice, this house at 163-15 99th St. is one of its palazzos. And like any Howard Beach house worth its salt, it has a private dock.
The four-bedroom, four bath was pummeled in 2012 by Hurricane Sandy’s storm surge. The Queens Chronicle reported at the time that 99th Street took on six feet of bay water.
“The house was totally rebuilt after Sandy,” says co-listing agent Paul DeTurris, a broker with Douglas Elliman.
The water side obviously has a nice view, but the owners did not neglect curb appeal when rebuilding the front. On the street side there are paving stones laid out like a mosaic, and several neoclassical stone statues.
There a swirling Vitruvian wave mosaic throughout the backsplash of one of the two kitchens.
The other kitchen doesn't have a nautical theme, but it does have gleaming, cream-colored floors and matching cabinets. Both levels have open layouts.
A master bedroom accommodates both a sleeping and living area. The room is large enough to "need" two TVs.
One of the four bathrooms is brightened up with candy-red fixtures.
The current owner, whose father built the house 1993, is asking $1.7 million.