House of the Day: Tudor With Elevator Near Brooklyn College


Not your run-of-the-mill brownstone, today’s pick – at 621 East 26th Street near Brooklyn College — has some interesting features.

For starters, there’s an elevator, not something commonly found in a two-story-plus-cellar home. It’s Tudor style, which you don’t see every day in these parts.

And there’s parking for three cars, including a spot that sits within the house, so you can come and go without setting foot on the street, like Bruce Wayne leaving Wayne Manor in the Batmobile. If you’re stalked by paparazzi, this could be useful.

The house, which dates to 1910, sits on an odd-shaped corner lot, with a footprint that vaguely resembles a backwards 7. It’s good size — 2,116 square feet, according to PropertyShark, not including the cellar.

There are some huge spaces in here, including a living room and master bedroom that look near big enough for a game of touch football.

All told there are four bedrooms, which sit on the top floor, along with two full baths. On the ground floor is a living room, dining room, kitchen, good-sized pantry and a half-bath, along with the aforementioned in-house garage.

The finished cellar has another half bath, storage areas and a fair amount of raw space that could be put to various uses.

The place has been recently renovated, and looks to be in fine shape. There are all the parquet floors you could want, as well as original moldings and a gas fireplace in the living room.

The fully renovated kitchen looks quite attractive, with a granite countertop and white cabinetry, and the pictured bathrooms were likewise redone with a tasteful touch.

The listing mentions a “wraparound outdoor space,” though it’s not pictured.

Listed by Sal Capozucca at Fillmore, the house has just been reduced in price. When it came on the market in June, it was listed for $1,195,000. And now the price has dropped $196,000, to $999,000.

Like we said, this one is interesting. What do you think of it? Is the adjusted price more realistic?

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