A rare wood frame Italianate in the Bedford Stuyvesant/Expanded Stuyvesant Heights Historic District has been cleaned up and repaired. The exterior of the 1880s house at 329 Stuyvesant Avenue has been spiffed up with some fetching new Landmarks-approved windows, a new door and fresh cream paint.
A construction fence that has been up for at least two and a half years has finally come down, revealing the improvements.
The application from 2018 shows permitted exterior work included replacing modern single light windows with black painted two-over-two wood windows and replacing deteriorated moldings and lintels as well. The house was already covered with aluminum siding when the district was designated and the permitted work included repairing and painting it along with some limited replacement.
In 2016, the longtime owner sold the house to an LLC for $880,000. In April of 2018, that LLC sold it to another LLC for $1.25 million. In 2012, a complaint to the DOB described allegedly dire conditions: “Building is in total disrepair, broken windows, rear roof collapsed and rear side shingle hanging, elderly couple lives inside the building. Ceiling has collapsed.”
[Photos by Susan De Vries unless noted otherwise]
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