The last 6 acres of the former Cresthaven Country Club in Whitestone are back on the selling block.
The club, known in its heyday as one of Queens' premier sites for weddings, dances and other social functions, closed in 1989. In 2000, about 16 acres of the 22-acre site were sold to a developer that built 110 luxury homes on the site. In 2006, the remaining 6 acres were sold to Whitestone Jewels LLC.
Historic site for sale in Whitestone
Now, Eastern Consolidated, a New York real-estate investment firm, has been retained by Whitestone Jewels as the agent in the sale of the site between Powells Cove Blvd., 150th St. and Sixth Ave. Time and the cost involved with installing sewers for the development were the prime reasons for putting it back on the market, said Azita Aghravi, a senior director with Eastern Consolidated.
Plans are on hand to build 55 homes, ranging in size from 2,500 square feet to 2,915 square feet. Whitestone Jewels has demolished two homes on the site and removed 300 trees.
City approval for the construction of sidewalks and a new road with a cul-de-sac have been secured.
A fence and gate were built around the perimeter of the property, which was conceived as a gated community.