Main House: "Crossways"(circa 1880) has long stood in this coveted location at the corner of Lincoln and Mooers Avenues, just down the street from Lincoln Circle, Steps and Cliffside Beaches. From 2010 to 2012 the house was completely rebuilt with careful restoration to the original facade, antique windows and historic fenestration. Within there are rich textures and complimenting spaces for family and friends in a new era. Casual and elegant, the spaces are a blend of antique and contemporary melded with reclaimed wood, stone, tile and wood finish and great fixtures throughout. On an oversized lot, the proportion of the house is balanced by beautiful garden landscape, a 12X36 pool and a linear garage-studio building at the far end of the property. A truly rare and exceptional offering. Architecture and design by Lisa Botticelli, Botticelli & Pohl.
First Floor: Entry foyer space opens to the stairs and the parlor while the hall continues to the living room. The parlor is complimented by a central fireplace and built-in windows seats on the opposite wall. There are two openings that step down to the living room and another leading to the sunroom. With four sets of custom sliding 20-light windows on the north and west elevations, reclaimed beams in the cathedral ceiling and large limestone pavers on the floor, this room harnesses light and warmth in an idyllic space. Opposite the living room is the dining area with an impressive dual candelabrum chandelier above. The coffered ceiling continues from the dining across the living room to the cozy corner bar at the other end of the space. The bar is topped with a beautiful satin finished mahogany and wrapped in tufted leather with nail-head detail and rich wood paneled walls. Tailored half bath in far corner. The first floor bedroom suite is discretely around the corner of the dining area. The kitchen opens up brilliantly with a siting room, stone floor and windows on the east and south + french doors to porch. There is a side entry hall with built-in seats and storage. The central island is oversized with black marble counter and prep sink. A fabulous working kitchen and gathering space.
Second Floor: Atop the stairs is a sunny landing with built-in window seat and desk area. There is a beautiful hall to the master suite with barrel ceiling and horizontal painted wood plank walls. The bedroom has a large window seat and walk-in closet. The master bath's cathedral ceiling and windows enhance the space finished with polished bluestone floor tile, oversized glass shower enclosure and classic marble mounted sinks. Three guest suites balance the remaining space with great symmetry. Two of the suites have french doors deck and juliet balcony.
Basement: The finished basement has high ceilings and a working fireplace to enhance the living space. The central seating opens to a pool table/ping-pong area with wet bar. The bunk-room has a fun nautical theme with double built-in bunk beds. The adjacent full bath is well proportioned with a great double sink. Spacious laundry room with two full size washer/dryer sets, laundry sink and storage. Powder room around the corner that leads to the work-out room, steam shower and storage area. There is a full size fridge/freezer and a large wine storage cabinet fridge. Mechanical room with separate exterior access.
Other Structures: The Garage-Guest Studio building has a finished living space, a full bath and bedroom. Two sets of french doors open to the patio and pool. The garage door opens to Moors Avenue with a single car off-street parking space. There is a side door to garage on the interior of the property.
Firm Name: Lee Real Estate