Words fall short when describing this spectacular front-line New York City BEACH HOUSE at 478 King Avenue. Its 4 cascading decks on 3 levels capture every sunrise, sunset, and the forever tranquil sounds of sails and water City Island; ”known“ as the best kept secret by a fortunate few with its genius proximity to Manhattan. An Island once part of Westchester now enjoying Bronx‘ incredibly low taxes (only $7,333 / year). Surrounded by water and beaches, City Island also offers yacht clubs, seafood restaurants, local schools, shops, golf courses, horseback riding and over 5-10 mile runs of biking & running tails in the unique natural setting of New York City‘s largest park: Pelham Bay Park with 2,772 acres. And yet despite the easy commute to Manhattan by car or MTA in under 30 minutes, you‘ll find fantastic reasons never to leave! With approximately 1400 residential properties on City Island, under 40 properties are waterfront homes. The immaculate 478 King Avenue is one of City Island‘s finest and enjoying the best position on the Island‘s largest private beach. This spacious home sits on a 25 x 173 ft waterfront lot - all custom built - no expenses spared. Adorned with 11“ wide tropical hardwood floor planks and exquisitely matching doors, custom California closets on all three floors and Andersen windows & deck doors throughout. The chef‘s kitchen is equipped with a convection Viking stove, KitchenAid fridge, freezer, dishwasher and a large separate walk-in pantry. HVAC split systems, upgraded electric and built-in speakers throughout. Slate stone foyer, stone-faced gas fireplace, and two whirlpool soaking tubs complete the comforts of this masterful home. The master bedroom suite occupies the entire third floor with mesmerizing water views, his and hers custom-built walk-in closets, a fantastic master-spa bathroom, and two large decks. The living area, kitchen and dining all have full water & beach views; each enjoying a walk-out deck or terrace. An additional 2 / convertible 3 bedrooms, a separate laundry room, and 2 additional full bathrooms.This home is also privately set back from the street by an enchanting European courtyard, with private parking fitting 4 cars. The enclosed photos speak for themselves, but make sure you also watch the enclosed video -- with sound -- so you can hear those wavesFor any questions and to schedule a private viewing, please contact the listing broker directly by phone or email. Listing broker‘s contact information is disclosed above this description.