House of the Day: 17 Chester Court

The listing for 17 Chester Court, which we wrote about earlier this month, went up over the weekend. As you will see, owners and interior designers Jason Oliver Nixon and John Loecke have changed things up a bit in the bedroom and other areas with new upholstery and such, but the painted floors and riot of prints on walls and ceilings are just as they were when the house was photographed for Apartment Therapy, New York Magazine and other media. The house also has a wood burning fireplace, central air, three outdoor spaces, an alarm system, and a basement that can be legally rented, according to the listing. As you may recall, neighbor 30 Chester Court zipped to contract with an ask of $829,000 and needing some work. Now 18 Chester Court is on the market as well, with a price of $865,000 and no photos. Do you think 17 Chester Court is well priced at $1,395,000?

Design Duo Put Madcap Tudor on Market [Brownstoner]
17 Chester Court [Corcoran] GMAP

8 Comment

  • The listing’s description of this as a “pitch perfect” renovation is freaking hilarious.

  • the neighboring building at #25, which was given a pretty high-end renovation, sold in the spring for $925K. Whatever one’s taste in bespoke wallpaper, only Corcoran would try and get a half million more for this place. The bigger issue, which I doubt they’re going to advertise, is that there’s going to be a 23 story luxury rental built at 626 Flatbush, directly behind this house. As in, fifty feet away from the back windows. They’re supposed to break ground this fall. I guess that’s why so many houses on Chester are turning over now.

  • well, to be fair, from what I can see, remove the furniture and some wallpaper and it would look like what most people are in the market for in a brownstone. That being said, it’s not for me but I love seeing individual flair fomr time to time. Not everything needs to look like catalog.

  • I don’t know about the owners of this house but in both of the other cases (30 and 18 Chester) the owners are retiring and leaving NY. Additionally, the construction will have little impact on the north side of the street, where both are located.

  • And I’ve heard that 30 Chester Court is in contract for around $900K.

  • It seems to me that it is only worth it if the sellers are selling as is, everything intact, furniture, etc. Otherwise, as others have noted, it seems very much “off” in comparison to the two neighboring properties.