A well-preserved row house in Crown Heights owned by the same family since at least 1966 has recently been put on the market. It’s on a row of adorable two-story homes with decorative toppers.
The facade of 1062 Union Street has an attractive English Arts and Crafts feel, with tan brick accented by a small columned front porch. A second story bay window is topped by a gable with decorative half-timbering.
The single-family house looks to be move-in ready, although there may be room for improvements in the parts not pictured. The living room has decorative wood beams, a window seat in a niche, and parquet with inlaid borders.
The fireplace features a original mantel of period tile with a hammered copper hood. Though the photos suggest an awkward layout to the living area, there appears to be plenty of room for reorienting the furniture around the fireplace (and fitting in an entertainment center as well).
The parquet continues in the dining room, which has a decorative plate rail culminating in a bracketed shelf. Beyond, the kitchen in the rear addition has wood floors and an attractive built-in dish cupboard as well as a matching overhead cupboard that both appear to be original. Beige wall tile and a run of cupboards with a dishwasher, sink and stone counter appear to be later additions. It all seems to be in very good condition, though some gentle updating (such as white subway tile) might enhance it even more.
Upstairs are three bedrooms, all but one with closets. The master has two, plus parquet floors, all its original moldings and a wide bay window.
Above the kitchen, there’s a sleeping porch/sunroom that has unfortunately been altered and lost a little period charm but is still a nice bonus room that could be used as an office, playroom or guest room. The bathroom is not shown, but has a tub and skylight.
In the below-grade cellar is laundry, mechanicals and a bathroom with a shower, the floor plan shows. The grassy garden is longer than average at 55 feet deep.
1062 Union Street was built in 1915, one in a row of houses by builder Charles A. Chase. Similar rows of “artistic” houses, often advertised as “easy housekeeping homes,” were popping up throughout what the Brooklyn Daily Eagle referred to as “the new Eastern Parkway section.” Chase advertised his as New American Basement Houses with roof gardens and sleeping porches.
The location is excellent, only 1.5 blocks from Brooklyn Museum and Prospect Park and close to Franklin; it’s also around the corner from under-development Bedford Union Armory. Asking $1.495 million, the house is represented by agents Josiane Lysius and Joseph Dima of Corcoran. How will it do at that price?
[Photos by Alyson Lubow via The Corcoran Group]
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