This Park Slope rowhouse, which listed today for $3.45 million, is seeking its fourth owner since 1899. Though the Victorian details?like stained glass windows and detailed original moldings? are undoubtedly charming, the exterior of the 20-foot-wide home leaves much to be desired. Here are the pros: it's a four-floor 4 or 5 BR house with 2.5 baths, a renovated kitchen, a studio apartment in the basement that you can rent out (or where your twentysomething son can live), plus a quaint back deck and garden. Cons: except for the red dormer window on the top floor, the exterior is pretty bland. Deceptively so, especially considering that inside lies (as per the brokerbabble) "wood mantles, decorative plaster, lovely Victorian fixtures, beautiful parquet floors, [a] beamed dining room ceiling?all the original details are in excellent condition." Will the (lack of) curb appeal be a dealbreaker (or a PriceChopper) for this townhouse?
· Official listing: 407 Fourth Street [Streeteasy via Susan Breen Real Estate]