House of the Day: 62 Grand Street

Earlier this month we found out Moon River Chattel is closing. Now it turns out the owners are selling the whole building.

Built around 1835, the wood frame building with brick extension comprises the ground-floor commercial space and finished basement, a duplex apartment over the store, and a backyard courtyard and deck.

The elegant apartment looks a lot like the store, with salvaged bath, kitchen and light fixtures and spare, simple furnishings. We especially like the window over the kitchen sink overlooking the deck — and appreciate they managed to work in a dishwasher even with a farmhouse sink. We don’t see a washing machine or dryer though.

Do you think it’s well priced at $3,500,000?

62 Grand Street [Corcoran] GMAP

5 Comment

  • GMAP link isn’t working. Seems like there’s a bad link almost daily now.

  • a year ago $3.5mil here would have been unthinkable, but in the last few months the market has eagerly absorbed ANY high quality townhouse inventory in williamsburg, even with prices in the $1100–1400/sf range. the 3 fam at 130 n1st was asking $1200/sf and went into contract after about a month and a half. same story with the single family at 154 wythe, which was asking even more on a psf basis. those two have yet to close, but it seems reasonable to assume they won’t land too far from ask. it’ll be interesting to see whether a mixed use property like 62 grand can command the same type of numbers.

  • Absolutely charming. Wonderful location. But these old woodframe houses (lovely as they are) have none of the volume or solidity that their dour, younger brownstone cousins offer. Can’t you just feel those January winds sweeping through this building? The price seems nuts but the aesthetic will appeal to some trustafarian who can tell the parents about their innovative retail entrepreneurship selling vintage knitting needles and organic yarn or some such.