This newly renovated house in South Midwood sits a stone’s throw from Brooklyn College. Dating to 1920, according to the listing, the detached two-family is a large one, with six bedrooms and a garage, sitting on a 4,000-square foot lot.
The place is split into two three-bedroom units, one on each floor. They’re pretty much identical, with a massive, window-lined living/dining room in front, the kitchen behind it, and three bedrooms of decent size in the rear. The second-floor occupant also gets a good-sized attic space.
All of it is newly renovated, top to bottom, and the exterior looks to have been redone as well. The house sold for $750,000 in May, according to PropertyShark, to a buyer who’s done the overhaul and is looking for a return on their investment.
Both the bathroom and the kitchen look better than the average flip, and the rest of the rooms and their period details, such as a red brick mantel and parquet floors, seem to have mostly been left intact.
The marble-countered kitchen has a more convenient layout than the typical Brooklyn kitchen, with plenty of counter space, cabinets and white tile. (Presumably that oversized fridge is not as close to the island as it appears.)
The bathroom is modern, with white subway tile and salt-and-pepper penny tile. Some of the hardwood floors are new, according to the listing.
We also see mini splits in some of the rooms, so there is air conditioning. There are no photos of the back yard, so we don’t know what that looks like.
The listing, from Mordechai M. Werde and Michael Ettelson of Town Residential, asserts that the place is “mere steps” from the Q/B and 2/5 trains (at Avenue H and Flatbush Avenue, respectively), which could fairly be called, to use Huckleberry Finn’s term, a stretcher. (For that matter, the same could be said of calling this Ditmas Park.)
What do you think of the place, and the asking price of $1,290,000?
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