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Forest Hills Home is the Most Expensive House on the Market in Queens Right Now

20 Cranford St | Compass

Aug.2, 2019 By Allie Griffin.

The most expensive house currently on the market in Queens is listed at a whopping $4.15 million in Forest Hills, according to data compiled by Localize.city

The 6-bedroom, 4.5-bath detached brick home is located at 20 Cranford St inside “The Gardens,” a private protected community designed by Frederick Law Olmsted Jr and Grosvenor Atterbury in 1909. It offers a spacious 7,035 square feet of living area and a 9,868 square foot double-lot. 

20 Cranford St | Compass

“The garden level features an extraordinary double height center hall with curved staircase and a powder room, flanked by a formal living room and a formal dining room, both with oversized bay windows overlooking manicured gardens and historic homes,” the home’s listing on Compass reads. 

The home also comes with a large finished basement, eat-in kitchen, laundry room, work out area, attached two-stall garage and driveway. It’s close to great schools like P.S. 101, which Localize.city’s analysis rates highly, as well as the West Side Tennis Club, Forest Hills Stadium, and restaurants and shops on Austin Street. 

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“Arguably America’s best planned garden community, the lush grounds, green spaces and quiet streets of Forest Hills Gardens make it the ideal place to live, all just minutes away from Manhattan via the L.I.R.R. and E and F express trains,” the listing states. 

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35 Comments

G. Man

“Private” and “Protected” where and by who? You can walk through there. You can drive through there. You can bike through and skateboard too.

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coced

I know “russian” theme is in vogue today but the houses you’re complaining about have nothing to do with Russia, sorry. Bukharian community – which like any other has good and bad characters – has very little to do with Russia. It’s like 2000 miles from Moscow to Bukhara, plus different language and it’s a different country ))

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Mike McPhee

Absentee Mayor de Blasio’s criminal justice committee nails it. The new Rikers mega jail should be built next door in Kew Gardens because so many families of the inmates live nearby and it would such be a convenient commute. And their latest report says dumping a jail within walking distance won’t diminish property values either – proof! LULZ. It is a gorgeous house and beautiful surrounding neighborhood too.

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STEPHANIE

Sunnyside Garden looks yucky compare to this beauty .
This is Beautiful house but overpriced . I go to Whitestone or Malba but Sunnyside never .

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Olga Timofey

Look at 72 Nd Drive between
Queens blvd and 112 st.
These private units dumping
their have closed garbage bags on the street creating unsanitary conditions.
I can not walk my dogs because food leftovers on the street.
There are no one speaking English person whom you can point this.
Alas. These beautiful neighborhood
gradually descend in third world countries standard.

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Givemeabreak

“There are no one speaking English person whom you can point this”, says the person who is unable to write in the English language. You have to love the irony.

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FoHi

Yes, it is ironic, I thought that too when I read it, but you have to admit she does have a point there. There is a lot of garbage around and you don’t always hear much English (it’s usually Russian or Chinese, which again is kind of funny since I have a feeling she is a native Russian speaker).

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coced

Well, Russian, Chinese or whatever – garbage is garbage and it smells the same, whatever language you speak )

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Steven Konsistorum

Its wonderful how well the neighborhood kept its charm and integrity. I witnessed several changes in the surrounding “Greater Forest Hills area” over the past 46 years, but was thankful for the quiet retreat of “The Gardens”.

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Alice

Uhgg, this would be so perfect for my family and I… If only we won the lottery big time, it’d be a dream come true!

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Comnieann DePaola

This is what’s wrong with the city. 4 million dollars in Queens is absurd. The housing market here is ridiculous… But some fool will pay the money

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Raisa

It’s still in Queens-not an all-American community anymore! Still not a hip borough bc of the influx of undocumented

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coced

Beware FHGardens, they’re coming with the monstrosities surrounded by thick shiny chrome fences and gates. Look at what’s going on in Forest Hills

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Sara Ross

jb – don’t forget the PA license plate luxury cars in the driveway. I’ve lived in FH for over 35 years and they’ve turned the neighborhood in a disgusting area, not to mention bringing the whole dam village to live there.

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FH Gardens

See that’s actually not going to happen in Forest Hills Gardens. That area has many restrictions in place and a homeowner would not be allowed to put up one of those hideous gates or do any of the things that the Bukharians are doing on the north side of Queens Blvd. The system in place does work there. All of the homes maintain that quaint English Tudor type of feel.

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jb

The neighbor behind us lives in the gardens.
He replaced the roof of his garage with white shiny plastic. It killed the view from our upstairs windows.
He also ruined his beautiful old brick wall with bad, off-color pointing.
I complained to the Gardens, but they will only act if someone who actually lives in the Gardens complains.

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FoHi

No, that is not just from his/her mouth! FHG has restrictive covenants in place. They have an additional tax to pay as well. Walk through each block. All the houses have the same type of look. That will not change, not without serious legal challenges.

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Sara Ross

coced – I gave you an agreed thumbs up. I think this house is nice. Have you seen what’s gone up and continues to go up on Jewel Avenue and the surrounding areas? It’s beyond disgusting and our community board does nothing and the Russians (who else builds ugly things) are probably paying off the DOB very well to get permits (if they have permits at all). I’d like to put DOM Brokers out of business since they’re the ones that always have their sign out when a beautiful home is being sold.

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jane kincaid

one of the most redlined and racist neighborhoods since the 80s, duringvthe Trump era when blatant rejection of people of color was widely and openly practiced…too near the polluted traffic, overly chemically treated lawns and trees, ridiculous push in price for a meh home. Fredrick LH would be so disappointed, assu.ing he was in favor of public spaces and wide, inclusive access to the same.

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jb

why do you say this is a racist neighborhood? I go out of my way to say hello to people of color on ours sidewalks and in our stores, to make the feel welcome here. The weird thing is that they always look the other way. THAT feels very racist.

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Post

When you start include every peasant from every corner of the world, FHG will turn into a slum.

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Beth

Hi Allie:
10829 70th ave house in Forest Hills is 5.4 million – right now.
There’s several in Beechurst, Malba + Whitestone going for way over upwards of 7million right now.
Douglaston has a house for 5.1 million.

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Neville

You rarely if ever see homes from Forest Hills on the market. Pretty sure it won’t stay on the market long because that area is one of the best places to live in all of NYC..

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Gardens Watcher

Out of my price range, but looks beautiful. Sunnyside Gardens is another gem. Closer to Manhattan too.

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Sara Ross

As opposed to the Russian crap still being built and built years ago on Jewel Ave and surrounding blocks that have destroyed the area.

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Post

Oi vey Sara Ross. You never learn, do you? Again you and your “Russians” comments.

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Chris Froome

you ever have anything nice to say Sara? All we ever get from you are rants about immigrants, bike lanes and the mayor. The city is in decline and it wont stop according to you

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FoHi

I think Sara is just pointing out the obvious. She has been living here a long time and has seen the transition. The area is no longer affordable for the average hard working American family. Spending 1 mil on an attached row house that still needs work, is not within the reach of most and that’s why most things selling in this area are going to Chinese (investors or multi families cramming in together) or Bukharians who are willing to pay exorbitant prices to be with their own kind.

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