Here’s a circa-1900 Greenpoint three-story that doesn’t look like much from the front, with its drab aluminum-sided facade. But it’s got some nice original detail within, including crown moldings, tin ceilings and four decorative mantels. It’s at 78 North Henry Street, in the eastern part of the neighborhood, set between McGolrick Park and the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway.
Evidently an original two-family consisting of two floor-through apartments, the spaces would have originally had two small bedrooms in the center of each unit with dining room and living room fore and aft. It’s a legal two-family being used as a one; right now, there’s a kitchen on the top floor (with a washing machine next to the oven) but none on the parlor level.
The lower level doesn’t look to be viable as a rental apartment; it’s windowed and looks to be above grade, but it holds the mechanicals and the floor plan calls it a basement. As of now, it offers the only access to the backyard, which isn’t pictured but is said to be “huge.”
The place looks to be in good shape, and the faux-painted slate mantels appear to still have their original paint — a rare find. That said, some work is likely in store for the buyer, including possible new baths, which are not pictured.
Listed by Stefanie Barlow of Corcoran, the house is asking $2.1 million. It’ll be shown this Sunday at an open house if you want a closer look. Until then, what do you make of it?
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