Built circa 1900, this one-family brick townhouse at 421 37th Street in Greenwood Heights has had only two owners in its lifetime, and they seem to have taken good care of it. It looks to be in fine shape, and has some nice original details — as well as a decidedly non-original in-ground swimming pool.
The parlor level is fetching, with unfinished original wood trim, black slate fireplace mantels with mirrors, and a wood floor in the living room with a decorative center inlay. The tiled floor in the dining room is something of a downer; in a just world it would be linoleum that could be pulled up to reveal original wood underneath.
There’s a narrow, renovated kitchen and a nice sunroom in an extension on the back of the house, with a tiled floor and wraparound windows.
There are three bedrooms upstairs, one quite small; the floor plan shows no closets, but the listing promises “custom closets,” so they’re there somewhere. There’s one bathroom, with a glass-walled tub and a marble (or marble-esque) floor.
The garden level, which isn’t pictured, is partly renovated and “awaits your final design,” so the buyer will have some options as well as some work to do. There’s a second bath down there, and laundry in the rear extension.
Out back is the aforementioned swimming pool, surrounded by astroturf-style carpeting.
There’s central air conditioning and a central vacuum system. The 36th Street subway stop is close, with express D and N trains; if you’re a bowler, note that Melody Lanes is up the block.
Listed by Douglas Elliman brokers Elizabeth Vilarino and Scott Klein, the house is asking $1.518 million. Seem reasonable, given that some work is needed?
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