Bay Ridge shows off its gracious charms in this circa 1915 wood-frame bungalow perched above the street, one block from Shore Road Promenade. It has an appealing presence due to its lot on a hillside, granite retaining wall, pair of half-timbered gabled dormers, and prominent stone porch and chimney. 99 82nd Street looks like it could be in Carmel, Calif., or Silver Lake in Los Angeles.
Inside, the appealing features continue in its unpainted Arts & Crafts-era woodwork and living room with a fireplace in an inglenook and a built-in window seat in the front bay. The floors are parquet bordered with decorative patterns.
A separate dining room has French doors and large windows. The kitchen has not been recently updated but looks serviceable, with extensive counters and cabinets. A sunroom/mudroom in the rear just beyond the kitchen can be glimpsed in the photos.
Upstairs are four bedrooms, also with parquet and original details, one of which has a doorway to a rear patio. There are two bathrooms on this level, one pictured that is updated but not recently. It has a rain-glass enclosed tub, ivory tile walls with decorative patterned borders, and a pedestal sink.
The basement is finished with knotty-pine paneling and ceramic tile; the listing shows it virtually staged with smooth white-painted walls, parquet floor, lounge area and pool table. Unusually — and conveniently — the garage opens directly onto the street and is connected to the house underground via cellar thanks to the hillside site.
99 82nd Street was built circa 1915 by the Crescent Hill Improvement Company. The company purchased a large tract of land near the Crescent Athletic Club with plans to develop an exclusive — and restricted — community, as a period advertisement promotes. If you had snapped it up when it first sold in 1916 the house would have cost you $13,000, per another listing from the time.
It’s sited on spacious grounds on what the listing claims is a covetable block close to Bay Ridge’s famous Gingerbread House and the water. Listed by Mary Kay Seery and Catherine E. Witherwax of Brown Harris Stevens, it’s asking $2.587 million. How does that price sound to you?
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