An early 20th century bow-fronted brick row house is located near the newly minted Bay Ridge Parkway-Doctors’ Row Historic District — and fittingly it’s well preserved inside and out.
The gray brick facade contrasts with limestone bands, colorful stained glass windows, and black-painted ironwork and cornice. Located at 574 76th Street, a little more than a block from the Gowanus Expressway, the house was built sometime in the early years of the 20th century, appearing on old maps by 1916 but not in 1905.
In addition to well-preserved interior details, the single-family home has an updated kitchen and bathroom, both in classic black and white with a vintage feel in keeping with the house.
The entry preserves its original doors, paneling and copious stained glass, including two yellow side panels with bright green borders. The foyer opens into a hall with a pier mirror, parquet with a diagonal striped border, and a staircase with a newel post topped by an Arts and Crafts-style lamp with a stained glass dome shade. The staircase is finished in bead board and Anaglypta wainscoting.
The parlor seems to have all its original trim, including parquet borders with a block design and stained glass in the window bay. The dining room is fairly spectacular, with original Arts & Crafts plaster decorations above wood wainscoting with a plate rail, a coffered ceiling, and built-in china cabinets with leaded glass windows topped by an elaborate fretwork screen.
The galley kitchen has been remodeled with white Shaker-style cabinets, white appliances, white tile backsplash and dark stone counters. It continues into a rear extension with a breakfast nook and sliding glass doors that open to a deck, according to the listing. The backyard has a brick patio covered by a trellis topped by sprawling grape vines.
Upstairs are four bedrooms with hardwood floors and other details. The bathroom has been redone with vintage-style black-and-white tiles with chess-patterned borders, black stone counters and a vintage tile-in tub.
Another bathroom as well as laundry and kitchenette are located in the below-grade cellar, which has its own separate entrance and could be used as an “occasional guest suite,” according to the listing.
Listed by Bernadette Mitchell, Peter Grazioli and Mary-Jean Gianquinto of Halstead, the house is being offered for $1.275 million. A similar house on Doctor’s Row, a flip, was recently offered for $1.499 million, then taken from the market. Is this the right price?
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