House of the Day: 85 73rd Street

Behind the demure limestone facade of 85 73rd Street in Bay Ridge is a stunner of a home. The Victorian Renaissance Revival meets Arts and Crafts one-family has all the bells and whistles one would expect and then some.

There are wood mantels with luxurious stone surrounds, elaborate plaster ceilings, parquet and inlaid floors, and a panelled dining room with a stained glass ceiling. There is also a wet bar in a niche in the center hall parlor, obviously a later addition, but it seems to work, as does the spa master bath. There are some quirks we don’t like as much, such as baseboard heating and what seems to be a split-level bedroom. The furnishings are also charming, although presumably they’re not included.

Since it’s a fairly late house, it has a modern layout — the kitchen and entertaining rooms are all on one floor and the bedrooms above. What do you think of it and the asking price of $1,400,000?

85 73rd Street [Stribling] GMAP

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