One of city’s last Dutch Colonial houses hits the market for the first time in 40 years

April 02, 2017 03:30PM

The Cornelius Van Wyck House

The Cornelius Van Wyck House

A Dutch Colonial house in Douglaston, Queens has hit the market for the first time in four decades and it’s a relative steal for history buffs.

The rare house, known as the Cornelius Van Wyck House, was built in 1735 and is both a New York City landmark and on the National Register of Historic Places, according to Curbed. The house recently hit the market asking $3.25 million.

It’s been called New York City’s “most impressive architectural remnant of the early Dutch Culture” by preservationists.

But history isn’t the only superlative of which the owners can boast. The house is located at 126 West Drive on Little Neck Bay, making it one of the largest true waterfront properties in Queens, according to Curbed.

According to the house’s 1966 landmark designation report much of the “interesting details of the Dutch period” are still intact.

[Curbed Christopher Cameron