With a bright red door, a windowed porch and a front gable ornamented with shingles and half-timbering, this early 20th century single-family in the Fiske Terrace-Midwood Park Historic District has plenty of curb appeal. The Arts and Crafts-style house at 1643 Glenwood Road is also the work of noted architects Slee & Bryson, who designed around 30 houses in the district.
Built by developer E.R. Strong Co., the house has had a few changes since it was first constructed circa 1912 in the Midwood Park development but retains most of its exterior details and a fair number of original features on the interior as well. The historic tax photo shows the porch before it was filled in with the current windows later in the 20th century, but the addition hasn’t significantly altered the historic character.
The character extends inside with parquet floors, moldings and an original stair. There’s a brick Arts and Crafts-style wood-burning fireplace in the living room along with a window seat, windows on three exposures and dentil crown molding that is more Colonial Revival in style. The molding continues into a windowed study while the dining room has painted beams on the ceiling and a stained glass window.
Wood cabinets and a terra cotta tile floor in the kitchen are sympathetic to the Arts and Crafts era. There isn’t a floor plan included, but the listing describes the kitchen as eat-in with a half-bath adjoining.
Upstairs are three bedrooms with parquet floors and picture rails. The full bath has a stained glass window and white fixtures with white subway tile on the walls. One more flight up are two more bedrooms set into the angled-ceiling rooms of the attic.
Laundry, a second full bathroom, storage and a rec room are downstairs in the basement.
A wood deck is accessible via the kitchen and there is a bit of lawn in the back as well as along the side of the house. In front, a curb cut and a paved area leading to the front door provide parking.
While the house is located at the end of a cul-de-sac, it should be noted that it is also set next to the sunken subway tracks. The house is located in between the Newkirk Plaza and the Avenue H stops.
This is the first time the house has been on the market in decades and it is listed with Nathalie Roy and Charlie Pigott of Corcoran for $1.495 million. What do you think?
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