House of the Day: 1220 East 28th Street

It’s rare to find a house in Brooklyn that needs only cosmetic restyling to totally transform it, but this one-family at 1220 East 28th Street might be one of them. We think we spy under a lot of curtains tons of original Craftsman detail, including a built-in breakfast nook, moldings, faux painted doors, coved ceilings, inlaid floors and — best and rarest of all — original windows.

The ad says nothing about mechanicals but the house looks well maintained in the photos. The recently updated kitchen is not bad at all — love those wood floors — and with new paint, knobs, a subway tile backsplash, and an Ikea butcher block counter, it could be even better.

There are three bedrooms, one bath, and a two-car garage. For $761,000, it seems like a pretty good deal to us. What’s your opinion?

1220 East 28th Street [Elliman] GMAP

2 Comment

  • Could be cool if you work at Brooklyn College, but otherwise the nearest subway station is about a 15 minute walk. But I agree, not a bad looking house.
    Midwood has some bargains, especially small 1 family houses.

  • I really like this house. The bones are excellent- it would be easy to design the interior space with just furniture and paint- a very small monetary outlay.