The 1854 James and Lucy S. Ellwell House was saved from demolition by a last-minute landmarking in 2006, then converted to an illegal hostel by that same owner, after a failed sales attempt. Now it is back on the market for $2,500,000, which is $100,000 more than the developer paid in 2006. It appears to have changed hands twice in the last two years, for $515,000 and $850,000, both to LLCs, after a lis pendens was filed in 2009, according to PropertyShark. All that aside, the house is a quite beautiful mid-19th century wood frame, with a rooftop cupola and plenty of original details still left on the inside. An open house is scheduled for Wednesday, May 22. What do you make of it all?
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Scaffolding has gone up on the side of the Coignet Building next to Whole Foods, above, where it appears the grocer is finally making good on its obligation to repair the landmark, Gowanus Your Face Off reported. As we noted previously, in December a renovation permit was approved and Whole Foods was fined $3,000 by the […]
Brooklyn, one building at a time. Name: Private house Address: 218 Arlington Avenue Cross Streets: Corner Ashford Street Neighborhood: Cypress Hills Year Built: Around 1900 Architectural Style: Queen Anne Architect: Unknown Landmarked: No The story: Cypress Hills has a fine collection of housing stock that brings a smile to the face of most old house lovers. […]
The owners of Berry Park are working on a new bar nearby in Greenpoint called Northern Territory, which will host a soft opening tonight. Just like Berry Park, Northern Territory is a large converted warehouse space with rustic wooden decor and a rooftop bar. Hidden behind an unassuming door at 12 Franklin Street on the corner […]
The details at 140 St. Johns Place are strikingly similar to the Ortner house at 272 Berkeley Place, but it’s been recently updated and is set up as an owner’s triplex over a garden-floor two-bedroom rental. The proportions of the four-story brownstone appear majestic, at least in the photos, and there is every kind of elaborate […]