Introducing the CROWN GEM of Neponsit: 148-16 Newport Avenue! Constructed in 2004 on a 60 x 143 corner lot, this gorgeous home is nestled on a dead end block and made for those who want space and privacy. With two floors plus attic space sitting over a fully finished basement, 148-16 Newport Ave boasts 4800sf of living space, 2400sf of basement space, and over 8500sf in lot size which allows for ample unobstructed views into nature, the bay, and the ocean!The backyard flaunts a two car garage, built in grill, and a fiber glass pool (no liner needed!) with an overhung gazebo. The roof of the house and the garage are both made of clay Spanish-style tiles designed to keep the house cool in the summer and warm in the winter. A slate-stoned walkway with a built-in heater provides timeless curb appeal. The front porch boasts 5 archways, and the grand front door is surrounded by gorgeous limestone columns in addition to a phantom screen door to let in the beautiful beach breezes.The front entryway of the house is flanked by two large coat closets in addition to two well-sized rooms; currently being used as an office and a playroom. The grand room offers an open floorplan with soaring ceilings and lots of light. All floors in the home are Imported Mexican tile and provide radiant heating and every room is connected to the central air conditioning. The chef's kitchen has a massive Carrara marble island as the centerpiece. Dark soapstone countertops provide for effortless and undemanding upkeep while the two strategically located copper sinks serve well to meet all kosher expectations. The Wolf double stove offers both a grill and a griddle with four burners and a vented hood while the double-door subzero fridge and freezer provides almost limitless storage. Seamlessly woven into the cabinetry, there are also two additional Bosch refrigerator drawers, a full Bosch dishwasher, AND a Fisher & Paykel dishwasher drawer. Off the kitchen is a large dining area that can easily accommodate sizable gatherings, and tucked away in an alcove is a half bath inlaid with Ann Saks terra-cotta tiles. The living space is surrounded by columns and arches that are reminiscent of a more classical architectural style while retaining a modern influence. All windows are low glare Marvin windows and the fireplace is inlaid with imported Mexican tiles. Off the living area is a lovely patio incorporating limestone columns and arches that complement the overall beauty of the house. The second level of the home is accessed by a grand staircase which leads to a landing overlooked by a dignified arched window allowing the Western light to flow in. Facing south, there are three bedrooms that look towards the ocean. Each room connects to a private porch with the same limestone columns and cast iron fencing found elsewhere in the home. Each room could easily fit a queen sized bed and multiple closets flourish throughout. The common bathroom exhibits a full marble mosaic floor in addition to a giant tub and separate shower stall. As with the kitchen sinks, all plumbing comes from the Waterworks Operating Company. The shower stall has river rock stones and a rainwater shower head while the tub has a marble bath top. The room itself is outfitted with ceramic moldings and subway tiles. Outside the bathroom is a large linen closet and a laundry room. The Master Bedroom is one of the highlights of the house! Enter through a specially reclaimed Tibetan door to soaring ceilings that provide an added sense of comfort along with the gas fireplace. There are two walk-in closets with built-in organizers. The windowed, en-suite bathroom offers a dual sink atop a poured concrete countertop, a deep Waterworks soaking tub, and a separate shower stall inlaid with reclaimed stone tiles from Israel. A large balcony surrounded by arches and columns provides a serene overlook to the backyard with views of the entire Manhattan skyline, the Verrazano Bridge, and the Jamaica Bay. Finally, there is a fully finished basement supporting the house with a massive steel beam and inlaid with brick archways and a half bathroom. Enough space to create a gym, a separate living area, or just for extra storage. And if you need more space, there's a fully walkable attic for even more overflow storage. Transportation is accessed by car, bus, train, or ferry. Belt Parkway is a short 5 minute drive away via the Marine Parkway Bridge. Taxes are $13,490 annually.Everything gets old eventually; And the idea behind 148-16 Newport Ave is to get old good. This home is a true diamond on the beach of the Rockaways and is not one to be missed!