House of the Day: 1239 President Street


Here’s a diamond in the rough with lots of interesting details just south of Eastern Parkway in Crown Heights. We don’t think we’ve ever seen a teens exterior quite like this one with its tiles of neo-classical relief ornament and patterned brickwork at the top. Even the rear looks nice, with bay windows.

Inside, there is a coffered ceiling, some fun Arts and Crafts mantels with working gas fireplaces, an attractive entry and staircase, some neo-classical bas-relief columns and plasterwork with shells and shield motifs, original early electric light fixtures, and two original claw foot tubs.

The two-family house has one identical apartment per floor, each with two bedrooms, but they are roomier than usual and not railroads. There’s also a finished basement with laundry. The bathrooms and kitchens look like they could use a bit of updating, or rather restoration, but overall the building looks to be in good condition.

There’s an open house this Sunday, November 2, from 12:30 to 2:30 pm. What do you think of it and the ask of $1,200,000?

1239 President Street [BH Tal Real Estate] GMAP

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