With extra large rooms and old world detailing throughout, 98 Franklin Avenue is a home reminiscent of a grand era. This early century detached colonial home boasts expansive living space rarely seen on Staten Island and a stunning yard. Located near the Staten Island Ferry, this beautiful New Brighton block is a retreat from all the noise yet perfect for Manhattan commuters.
The location is a rare blend of quiet and convenient. Just blocks away from Staten Island’s crown jewel Snug Harbor, this North Shore home offers a carport as well as on-street parking. And with 4 bedrooms, 3 floors, and a breathtaking 7,500 square foot lot, there’s tons of space to run around!
The home has been finished in classic brown with updated glass door and windows around the front sunroom. A path of paving stones winds around through thick green grass to welcome you. Tall trees surround this home.
Once through the screened in front room, the home opens up with a foyer where a staircase arches up to the next floor. The classic wooden banister harkens back to early century American tradition. Built in shelving in this area make for a wonderful storage option.
Opposite the staircase is the living room, which has wood floors, large bright windows, and a wood burning fireplace. There’s also an extra wing off the living room perfect for a cozy sitting area, TV or even some storage furniture.
Through the foyer and right behind the living room is a spacious dining room. Also with wood floors, the dining room boasts a decorative fireplace and side door leading to the back deck.
The enormous backyard is stunning! Shrouded in green trees, you’ll want to sip lemonade and watch the birds this on the large sheltered porch. A stone staircase leads down to the grass. Lots of bushes give even more character. You can garden in the sunshine while sheltered by the wooden fence.
Back inside and opposite the dining room, the eat-in kitchen is nestled into a corner with seating bar. More amenities include a dishwasher and stainless steel stove. Behind the kitchen is a pantry and half bath.
And now onto the bedrooms upstairs! Four large bedrooms in fact, as well as a full bath. Two of the larger rooms feature their own fireplace, and one with exposed brick! Each bedroom is finished with classic hardwood flooring.
But that’s not all! Another floor upstairs in the finished attic has two bonus rooms! With a little vision, this legal 4 bedroom home could be used as a 6 bedroom!
Lastly, even more storage space can be found in the full unfinished walkout basement down below. You won’t need to pare down any belongings moving in here- even a large family will have all the space their hearts desire. An additional backyard entrance is located down here as well.
This early century home has been well-kept, and a little TLC in the right places can really make it your own.
New Brighton is right next to St. George, meaning you could be on the Staten Island Ferry to Manhattan in just minutes. This North Shore neighborhood is characterized by old-world homes and gorgeous yards reminiscent of bygone times. The amazing Sailor’s Snug Harbor, just blocks from this home, is a New York City treasure.