The listing for this brick townhouse at 179 Wyckoff Street in Boerum Hill isn’t loaded with photos or information, but we can tell you this much: It’s a three-story house, 20 feet wide, with a separate unit on each floor and original wide-plank floors. Built in the 1870s, it is located within the Boerum Hill Historic District and the exterior features a richly decorated cornice. The listing indicates that it needs work, and perhaps not a small amount of it.
The sole interior photo shows a spartan living room with a wall of exposed brick and wide-plank floors. Which looks fine as far as it goes, but it leaves plenty to the imagination.
Bought in November 2014 by an LLC for $1.8 million, the house seems to have been vacant since then. It was listed for $2.5 million in January by Compass, whose listing noted that “the property has the perfect structure and potential for all sorts of upgrades,” and touted “a unique opportunity to create your dream home.” Which would seem to indicate significant work is needed.
The price dropped to $2,395,000 in March, but the house still failed to sell, and was subsequently taken off the market. Now it’s back, listed by real estate agent Elliot Nicks and priced at $2.195 million. Think someone’s likely to bite at that price, based on what you can see?
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