House of the Day: 528 Putnam Avenue


The four-story limestone at 528 Putnam Avenue was on the Bed Stuy house tour several years ago and is one of our favorites. The owners, one of whom is an architect, put in Ikea cabinets with marble counters in the combined kitchen-dining room in the back of the parlor floor and new bathrooms with penny tile but otherwise left the original details mostly intact.

Not shown is one of our favorite rooms, the entry, which has original elaborately patterned Victorian encaustic tile and, when we saw it at least, black damask wallpaper from Timorous Beasties. The parlor fireplace was rebuilt to be wood burning and the mudroom toilet was replaced with a laundry room accessible from the hall near the bedrooms. The owners also put in a koi pond in the backyard.

The house is currently configured as a double duplex. Considering the details and the upgrades, do you think they will get the asking price of $1,550,000?

528 Putnam Avenue [Corcoran] GMAP

What's Happening