It’s a bit of Queens, NY in Belmont. The brick/aluminum sided house at 33 Trowbridge Street – a short stroll to Clay Pit Pond and Belmont High School – will bring back fond memories of Kew Gardens and other locales in Queens County for native New Yorkers. In fact, with the increasing number of airlines flying overhead Belmont, you’d think you are under LaGuardia’s flight path while in the living room watching the Giants on TV.
How appropriate that this sturdy house, built in 1957 (the year the Giant’s left the Polo Grounds for LA!), would be built near to Clay Pit Pond that supplied clay for a brick manufacturing plant. The design was an increasingly popular one in 1950s suburbia; the stand-alone, multi-level starter with its very own enclosed garage, then a major luxury. The size alone – at 1,224 sq.-ft., it wouldn’t pass muster for most middle-income condo buyers today – screams an opportunity for a small growing family seeking a pass into the ‘burbs before heading on to the larger Colonial down the road.
And for those with a fondness of the 50s, you will be stepping into a time warp back nearly 60 years at this house that has kept many of the original features.
There are the original hardwood floors throughout the house, an updated eat-in kitchen, a separate dining room and a fireplace living room (with a side room) on the main level which can be easily used as an in-law apartment or an au-pair suite with access to a separate entrance in the laundry room.
The upper level boasts a renovated bathroom with new cabinetry, a master bedroom and second bedroom.
There is central AC, an alarm system, vinyl siding, a sprinkler system with separate water meter, a heated one-car garage, a large shed, a new patio and a new heating system.
Living Area: 1,224 sq.-ft.
Lot Size: 0.14 Acres