This three-family brick Italianate at 173 Bergen Street has a surfeit of charming details and isn’t over-renovated. It’s in the Boerum Hill Landmark District, and the picture-perfect exterior includes the original arched double front door and stone-paved front yard.
Inside are marble fireplaces (some with carved details), plaster arches, shutters, wide floor boards and an ornate parlor floor ceiling. The kitchens are the standard Home Depot type, nothing fancy — but they don’t look as if they must be upgraded either.
Currently rented out, the house is set up as a duplex with two floor-through apartments above. Slightly under 20 feet wide and only 40 feet deep, it’s not the hugest house.
Nonetheless, the owners have managed to fit living, dining and kitchen into the parlor floor, with bedrooms, laundry and bathroom on the garden floor. If there’s a drawback, it would be that the duplex has only one bathroom.
Owned by an entity called City Shells Inc., the house seems to have been in the same hands for decades. The listing, from Christian Haag of Town Residential, does not promise to deliver the house vacant but notes all the leases expire in 2016. It also lists the face rent: A total of $10,026.43 per month.
On Bergen between Bond and Hoyt, the location is pretty sweet, we think: convenient to transportation, shopping and a variety of neighborhoods — though parking will be a challenge for anyone with a car. Think it’s worth the $3,750,000 ask?
[Listing: 173 Bergen Street | Broker: Town Residential]
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