Another Look at the Ortner House

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In case you’re curious, we have more photos of the Ortner house at 272 Berkeley Place. We took them at the open house in September. On Thursday, as we reported, the price of the house was dropped by $1,000,000. It is now $3,800,000. You can see the listing here and here.

The house appears to be in excellent condition, although substantially altered. Bathrooms and kitchenettes were carved out of bedroom passthroughs to create rentals on the upper floors sometime in the early to mid-20th century. The Ortners converted a bedroom into a library, and placed their own bedroom with en suite bathroom in the rear of the garden floor where the house’s kitchen would have originally been located.

As we noted in the comments on our original post about the house, the ’60s-era kitchen in the extension on the parlor floor is very cute, with patterned tile, metal cupboards, and what looks like soapstone counters. The basement was the neatest and most well organized we have ever seen, and even had pictures on the walls. There was also an impressively cataloged collection of photographs (presumably their own) in a closet in the office (what would have been the house’s original dining room in the front of the garden floor).

Click through to the jump for lots more.

Ortner House Chops $1 Million off Price [Brownstoner]
The House That Helped Launch a Brownstone Revolution Is for Sale [Brownstoner]

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