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What/Where: We first became acquainted with the adorable little South Slope frame house at 157 16th Street back in January. It has two floors, with one proper bedroom and a finished basement.
Looks Good, Right?:We were drawn to the property more for its price tag than its looks: $650,000, not bad for a single-family home in Brooklyn that doesn't appear to need a ton of work. Plus, outdoor space!
The Catch!: Commenters thought the sliver of a vacant lot next door looked suspicious, and indeed, today Imby revisits the listing?which has been reduced to $609,000?and fills in more details on why buyers might be turned off.
Imby writes: "Existing driveway and cub cut directly next door will serve the 9,300 square foot parking lot for both newly constructed condominiums 169 16th Street and 182 15th Street. Karl Fischer's plans says 31 off street parking spaces to service the 60+ residential units." So 31 cars will be squeezing by the house at all hours. Surely the dream of home-ownership is powerful enough to overcome this hurdle! C'mon, this cutie's been in the shelter for too long, and we all know what happens when time runs out.
· When your neighbor is a curb cut. [IMBY]
· Listing: 157 16th Street [Corcoran]
· Two-Story South Slope Townhouse is Adorable, Sensibly Priced? [Curbed]