This landmarked single-family, at 904 Saint Johns Place in the Crown Heights Historic District, has gotten a nice top-to-bottom renovation, with a good deal of original detail restored. Most notably that includes a lot of unpainted maple woodwork, including door and window frames, fireplaces, pocket doors, wainscoting and a large pier mirror in the living room.
There are modern touches as well — exposed brick, recessed lighting and a modern kitchen. The latter is spacious and nicely done, with white Caesarstone counters and island, a six-burner Viking range and a wine refrigerator.
The parlor floor, quite a nice one all told, is rounded out by a small extension in the rear, which houses an office space, a laundry room and a powder room.
The house has central air and a sprinkler system. The floors look new — and attractive.
The house has three bedrooms and two baths on the top floor, with a nice-sized master suite that has a fireplace and a trio of windows overlooking Saint Johns Place.
The garden floor is devoted to a guest suite, which includes a spacious bedroom, a sitting room, a full bath and an additional space in the rear extension. If a kitchen were added down here, it’d make for a nice apartment; there’s a one-family C of O to contend with, though.
It may well be set up for Airbnb’ers, or maybe the current owners just have a lot of guests. In any case, the only access to the yard is through here, so that’s a point of consideration.
Speaking of the yard, it’s not pictured. What can be spied in the guest-suite photo doesn’t scream out with greenery, though there is the de rigueur horizontal fence.
The house may be a flip, but it was long in the works. The house sold in 2012 sale to an LLC from its longtime owners — for what, in retrospect, seems a remarkably low price of $320,000.
(Perhaps the house was in poor condition, but the sale doesn’t seem to have been distressed — there is no record of a lien or lis pendens.)
The house is listed by Corcoran brokers Cheryl Nielsen-Saaf, Cara Sadownick and Elizabeth Keenan-Penagos. The ask is $1.895 million. What do you think of what’s been done with the place?
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