House of the Day: Bushwick Avenue House Asking $1.98 Million Holds Art Show

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This is not your average flip for sale in Bushwick. Instead of ripping out all the historic detail, the seller added it back in. He replaced some missing five-panel doors and installed two antique mantels and some vintage chandeliers. He also exposed some brick and, working with the sales team at Elliman, commissioned a local artist to cover the basement level in graffiti and transform it into an art studio.

The house went on the market last week with a party and art exhibit on the second floor, curated by artist Sam Bornstein, who also creates floor plans for Elliman. We have to say, it was one of the better exhibits we have seen in Bushwick, and we’ve seen quite a few. (The other artists were Joshua Johnson, Rachel Youens, James Brittingham and Kevin Swenson.)

The last recorded sale of the house was for $1,125,000 in 2013, which already puts it at the price of most renovated properties in the area. This one, on busy Bushwick Avenue, is wider than most at 25 feet by 55 feet, and is on a corner, so it’s light and spacious. It also has a garage.

It’s in move-in condition, and is 3,800 square feet with two units (one of which is currently occupied). An open house is set for Wednesday, May 13 — and will be followed by another art exhibit, Elliman agent Helen Chee told us.

The new ask is $1,980,000, the highest we can remember seeing in Bushwick. Do you think it will fly?

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First six photos by Cate Corcoran; other photos by Elliman

 

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