House of the Day: 199 Devoe Street

You’ll never guess what is lurking under the vinyl siding of this two-family in East Williamsburg: An Italianate house! That kind of makes sense because it’s located in the oldest part of Williamsburg, dating from the 1600s (although the little village was called Bushwick then). We see arched marble fireplaces, a staircase niche, etc….it’s not a hugely fancy Italianate but it is Italianate. The house is in surprisingly decent condition in the sense that it still has some original features but, according to the listing, will take some work. Sure enough, looks to us like it needs skim coating, floor refinishing, and most likely new baths and kitchens — maybe an electrical and plumbing upgrade as well. Thanks to BK to the Fullest for drawing our attention to the listing. Given the location and condition, think $1,150,000 sounds reasonable? GMAP

199 Devoe Street [Liani Greaves]

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