House of the Day: 605 Decatur Street


We’ve always wondered about the original interiors of these houses, whose distinctive roof lines inspired the art work for the Stuyvesant East Preservation Action League. They’re much more detailed than we had imagined, with elaborate moldings and handsome low fireplace mantels. This particular property has a lot of detail left but also needs work, as the listing admits. We heard from someone who attended the open house that the sellers are looking for an all-cash deal and have received several offers already — naturally, the amount and financing were not specified. The house last traded to an LLC in December for $300,000, after the bank foreclosed in 2009 — about the price you would expect if the house were to lack working kitchens and baths and cannot be financed. The new ask is $649,000. Do you think they’ll get it?
605 Decatur Street [Keller Williams] GMAP P*Shark

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