Boerum Hill Italianate With Original Cookstove, Ornate Moldings, Guest House Asks $4.5 Million

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Here’s a Civil War era Italianate in Boerum Hill, with a listing that leaves a fair amount to the imagination, but indicates a fair amount of intact original detail. A one-family, three-story house brick house built circa 1865, it’s at 174 Dean Street, on a nice block in the Boerum Hill Historic District.

Apparently it’s been under the ownership of only two families during its century and a half of existence — the current owner bought it from the family of the original builder, according to the listing anyway.

The listing promises better photos to come; in the meantime we have what look like a smattering of iPhone snaps. They show ornate crown moldings and ceiling detailing, wide plank floors, extra tall parlor floor windows, pocket doors, the original newel post and banister, and a pair of mirrored mantels.


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The “mammoth original wood cook stove” remains on the garden floor — it’d be nice to get a glimpse of that, but it’s not pictured. There’s a small renovated kitchen shown, with a black granite countertop and the refrigerator delegated to an adjoining hallway.

Also not pictured: the “arboretum” that adjoins the garden, the 10-by-8-foot backyard “guest house” noted on the floor plan, the English garden, the “very cool wet room bath” on the garden floor, the excavated, brick-arched cellar that’s serving as a sculptor’s studio, or any of the bedrooms.

So, like we said, a good deal is left to the imagination. But all that’s pictured looks to be in good shape.

Listed by James Kerby of Douglas Elliman, the house is asking $4.5 million. Which could be called an ambitious sum, going by square footage; on the other hand, it’s a house with a pedigree. Think the price is in the ballpark?

[Listing: 174 Dean Street | Broker: Douglas Elliman] GMAP

Brooklyn Homes for Sale in Boerum Hill at 174 Dean Street

Brooklyn Homes for Sale in Boerum Hill at 174 Dean Street

Brooklyn Homes for Sale in Boerum Hill at 174 Dean Street

Brooklyn Homes for Sale in Boerum Hill at 174 Dean Street

Brooklyn Homes for Sale in Boerum Hill at 174 Dean Street

Brooklyn Homes for Sale in Boerum Hill at 174 Dean Street

 

 

Brooklyn Homes for Sale in Boerum Hill at 174 Dean Street

By Nicholas Strini for PropertyShark.

Brooklyn Homes for Sale in Boerum Hill at 174 Dean Street

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