A nicer bar than your local
Location: Staten Island, N.Y.
Price: $2.599 million
Bathrooms: 4 full, 3 partial
Square footage: 6,438
There are home bars and there are “home bars.” The beauty in this Todt Hill house is no knotty pine basement rec room bar (the home equivalent of a dive bar). This is a serious-business, above-ground, classy establishment with gleaming marble floors and bar top, pressed tin ceilings and impressive carved-wooden ornamentation. The bar itself was imported from a pub in London and the room was decorated around that focal point. No neon-hued shots here; single malt scotches only.
Bonus: It’s not only much easier for residents to get to than one outside the home, but with no driving involved, it’s much safer to leave. Other benefits: Choose your own barflies, music and bar snacks. You decide when it’s last call.
For when sunnier times finally arrive, this house also has rooftop decks with ocean views and an outdoor kitchen.