While a new owner will want to make some upgrades, like removing carpeting, this early 20th century row house has some nice interior details and, at least going by the photos available, looks to be in decent repair.
In East Flatbush, the 20-foot-wide brick house at 373 East 29th Street is one of a row constructed as two-family dwellings around 1905. An historic map shows the stretch in place by 1906, just a year after a petition was submitted to officially open the street and install cement sidewalks. While its stone trim has been painted white, No. 373 appears to still have most of the original facade details seen in the historic tax photo, including a bracketed cornice.
It is also still set up as a two-family, with a one-bedroom unit on the first floor and a two-bedroom above. Laundry is in the below-grade English basement along with rec rooms. Only the top apartment is shown; the bottom one has a tenant in place, but will be delivered vacant, according to the listing.
Both floor-throughs have street-facing living rooms and kitchens in the rear. The living room of the top-floor unit has a stained glass window, picture rails, and fretwork ornamenting a wide doorway. The latter leads to an adjoining windowless room, originally a flex room that could serve as a second parlor or bedroom and is now in use as a dining room. The floor plan shows the living room of the lower unit has a mantle.
The rear facing room has an attractive built-in cabinet with arched top, turned columns and what-not shelf — a tip-off that this room was originally the dining room. It is now set up as a bedroom, while the windowless room adjoining it (formerly a bedroom) is used as a dressing room.
Builder-basic cabinets and a countertop are in the kitchen, but it has a tin ceiling, a dishwasher, and appears to be in working order.
Each unit has one full bath. The one shown has blue wall tiles with floral accent tiles and a wood vanity.
There isn’t a view of the rear yard but, according to the listing, it is “expansive.”
The property has been in the same family for decades. Corcoran’s Lisa James and Anthony Morris have the listing, and the house is priced at $1.1 million. What do you think?
[Listing: 373 East 29th Street | Broker: Corcoran] GMAP
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