This is such a super Mansion with so much history!
$2.5M for the Mansion and $4.5M if you include the additional lots.
Step back in time, into this lovingly preserved Italianate Victorian mansion tucked away in the Eastern-most part of Astoria, Queens. This imposing structure has a handsome rusticated granite façade with an exterior entrance portico enticing visitors to explore this striking piece of New York City history. Built in 1858, by a scientific instrument manufacturer, Benjamin T. Pike Jr., the estate was later purchased by the family that gave the mansion the name it is known by today, the Steinway Mansion. The Steinway family purchased the majestic home in 1870 which at the time, included 440-acres of land that housed the piano factory as well as housing for the workers. Today, the “Steinway Mansion” has been home to the same family since 1925. Its Twenty-Seven rooms, including seven bedrooms and five bathrooms were updated in the late 1970’s into the 1990’s with an eye to preserving and celebrating its past and keeping all period details. Upon entering the grand entry foyer through massive doors with etched glass designs one is confronted with the jaw-dropping center hall of the Rotunda-style building with a massive chandelier and thirty-foot ceilings capped by a dramatic sky-lit dome. Ornamental details abound throughout with coffered lofty ceilings, wide-plank hardwood floors, Baroque decorative columns with Corinthian capitals, and original wood-burning fireplaces with stunning marble mantles. Double parlors, formal dining room, a kitchen large enough for a full catering staff, and impressive library with floor to ceiling carved bookshelves and round, cupola-style skylight complete the arresting, formal ground floor. The striking central stairwell, or the back “servant’s” staircase lead to the upper circular gallery that houses 2 full baths and all seven bedrooms. The complete tour continues the climb skyward to the third attic floor, and another small circular stair that leads to the top of the sunny square tower, providing lovely city views through the many Romanesque-style arched windows.
Residing beneath this Victorian Gem is an informal getaway with rounded brick arches and is complete with an English-style 20th century polished wooden bar and full pub, grotto-like over-sized Jacuzzi, sauna, locker room, and 2 baths.
We invite you to explore the many possibilities of this special property, ideal for architectural and history enthusiasts or those looking to give new meaning to this historic home mixing new and old for either residential or commercial purposes.