Old Mill Basin House With Driveway, Jazz-Age Charm, Updated Wet Rooms Asks $699K


A semi-attached early 20th century single-family house in Old Mill Basin was purchased earlier this year by an LLC and renovated for resale. The wood-frame property at 1502 East 58th Street features a front garden, driveway and picture window facing the street. Relatively compact at around 1,300 square feet, according to PropertyShark, it has some attractive features inside.

The entrance has a vestibule leading to a living room with arched doorways to a sunroom and dining room. All appear to be in excellent condition with good-looking original molding, plaster walls and parquet floors with decorative borders.

Past the dining room, the transition from dining room to kitchen is awkward and the kitchen has a slightly raised floor, which can’t easily be fixed without removing the cupboards. The recently renovated kitchen has white Shaker-style cabinets, marble-pattern tile floors, white subway tile backsplash, stone counters and stainless steel appliances.

An attractive original Arts and Crafts style staircase with square newell post is located in the dining room. Upstairs are three bedrooms in good condition with diagonal wood floors and striped borders.

The bathroom has black and white floor tiles, a pedestal sink, and bathtub with sliding glass doors and a surround of white tiles that appears freshly installed. A powder room is also all white, but its wall-hung corner sink is not aligned with its plumbing or mirror.

The below-grade cellar appears to have a recently renovated bathroom with a tub and classic white subway tile as well as a kitchen with stove, which could pose complications for financing.

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Possibly the exterior could use an update as well. The house was built, along with its neighbors on the block, circa 1928. An ad from that year touts nine closets, steam heat, and sturdy construction.

The listing is from Gabriel Kashi of Keystone Realty USA Corp. Purchased at the end of August for $285,000, the house is now asking for a still relatively affordable $699,000. Is the price right for the area?

[Listing: 1502 East 58th Street | Broker: Keystone Realty] GMAP

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