House of the Day: 71 Maple Street

This completely detached house with garage resembles a fanciful Norman cottage with its full, sloped roof and diamond-paned windows. We’re guessing based on the interior niches and other details that it dates from the early 20th century. It has a fireplace flanked by built-in shelves in niches in the living room, a sunroom, a study, six bedrooms and 3.5 baths. The kitchen and baths are not pictured — wonder if any of the original details are left? Also, we dig the couches. What do you think of the $3,000,000 price tag?

71 Maple Street [Corcoran] GMAP

9 Comment

  • BigGuy22

    This seller was asking $5million about a year ago…been in this place its a very cool house, but it needs a complete gut, there are some details left but nothing to die for. The seller was a really cool guy he wore a red smoking jacket and had a pipe. I think this is like a $1.8-2.2 type of house. If it gets $3mil I will be very surprised, even in this insane market.

  • No way. It’s a great historic block, with some amazing brick homes, but this price is completely out of whack with even the highest sales in the historic district. The only house on the block I could see commanding this price is 95 Maple, a brick mansion on a gargantuan 12000 sf lot. This house wouldn’t command $3m in Prospect Park South or Ditmas. Corcoran is taking pie-in-the sky envelope pushing to a completely new level.

  • Bob Marvin

    According to the Historic District Designation report this house was built in 1924. Any strange errors in the text are an artifact of my text recognition software:

    “No_71, a picturesque house built in 1924 for Gustave Kellner, was designed by the firm of Caughy & Evans to resemble a medieval English cottage. The main portion of the house is constructed of unadorned brick, laid in Flemish bond, but gains interest from the massing of the various facade elements. The eastern section of the l>shaped front facade projects towards the street. A projecting entrance vestibule with a steepApitched roof and Tudor-arched stone lintel gives further emphasis to this section. To the right are a group of four leaded-glass casement windows. Similar casement windows appear on the first floor of the recessed section to the left and on the side facades, while all of the second story windows have six-over-one double-hung sash. The slate roof is steeply pitched and has a shed dormer on its western slope. To the east rises a Tudor-style chimney with three angled stacks. A secondary entrance on the east has tall narrow leaded-glass casement doors. The contemporary garage at the rear has a slate hipped roof”.

  • Bob Marvin

    IIRC when I first moved to the neighborhood I was told that local children called this house the “three bears” house, largely because of the original wooden plank door, with rough iron hinges. Sadly that door was replaced prior to the 1979 Historic District designation.

  • Cate

    Thank you, Bob, for finding the historic designation. Is it in an extension? I looked for it when I was writing the post but couldn’t find it. Since it’s ’20s, I”m guessing it’s got to be full of crazy pink bathrooms and such ;)