This three-story semi-detached wood frame home is on a picturesque bend in the Greenpoint Historic District. Located at 212 Guernsey Street, it has a renovated interior in rental condition, with limited visible original details but the possibility of more beneath the new floors.
Currently configured as a two-family, the home has aluminum siding and is extra wide at 22 feet on a 25-foot-wide lot. It’s also adjacent to a building-sized garden in the empty lot next door, which belongs to a different property.
The most visible original detail is the mantel in one of the upstairs bedrooms. While the style was current in the 1840s and 1850s, the street itself didn’t open until 1852, and all of the homes on it were built between 1865 and 1870, according to the designation report. The report pegs this one as the earliest, 1865.
In terms of historic details, there are some tin ceilings and floors with inlay borders in the upstairs bedrooms. The small kitchen on the first floor is the only one that is pictured, tucked into a corner off the living room. Both bathrooms are nicely sized and recently renovated.
The home is five blocks from the Greenpoint Avenue G station. Compass’s Yuval Vidal and Esther Patten have the listing, which is asking $1.999 million. The property was bought by an LLC from an estate for $1.23 million in June.
The house could pose an interesting opportunity for a historic architecture enthusiast with the means to tackle a large project. What would you do with it?
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