This renovated Bay Ridge barrel-fronted limestone row house built around 1900 has details to spare — maybe too many. The dining room has a dizzying array of bracketed wainscoting, coffered ceiling and built-in shelves.
Elsewhere the combination of stark white walls with refinished stained baseboards, window trim, crown molding, inlaid floors, and staircase with round curtail steps and carved bannisters is obsessively consistent. A little color or wallpaper — particularly in the verticals in the dining room wainscot — might tame the stripes.
423 Bay Ridge Parkway (aka 75th Street) is part of a row in Bay Ridge known as Doctors’ Row built between 1899 and 1910 by the Bay Ridge Development Company. The neo-Renaissance row houses originally sold for $6,500 each, according to a 1907 ad in the Brooklyn Daily Eagle.
They aren’t landmarked, but locals have been pushing to designate the row a historic district. Get into the weeds of the discussion in the comments on page four of the Brooklyn Community Board 10 meeting last June.
The home is configured with kitchen, living room and dining room on the first floor, with four bedrooms above. A couple of quirks: The kitchen is open to the foyer, and the bedrooms share one relatively small bathroom (not shown in pictures). Nice features include a good number of closets, a rear as well as a front entry foyer, and a decent-size yard.
It’s worth noting that the house is a mixed-use property containing one residential unit and one commercial unit (a doctor’s office in the English basement), which means mortgage terms and taxes are likely to be less favorable than for a strictly residential building. The half-bathroom in the basement is for the commercial rental, which has its own separate entrances.
Speaking of taxes, they are $665, according to the listing, from Dawn Silverstein of Brennan Realty Services. The property is asking $1.499. What do you think of it?
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