17 Agate Court Brooklyn, NY 11213

About this Property
Built in 1899, this two family home is located on a cul-de-sac on Agate Court. The house has loads of original detail and great potential to make it your own. The house is known as a "tax payer cheat." Long ago, the propertys taxes were calculated based on the amount of floors visible from the street. Developers quickly found a way to avoid paying the full property taxes by hiding the fourth floor. This practice stopped when the property tax evaluation changed. However this presents a real benefit to anyone looking to renovate and design their own house. With five stories, when including the cellar, the house offers space and convenience. Agate Court was the residence of some prominent members of Brooklyn society, along with many exceptional Brooklynites on the block. Each house on Agate Court represents Brooklyns rich heritage. With four fireplaces and a remarkable layout, the house can be remodeled as a one or two family. Call for an appointment.
  • Status:No Longer Available
  • Size:2892 Sq Ft
  • Type:Two Family
  • ID:641015
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Brownstoner Features