The brownstone at 374 Pacific Street was so derelict in summer 2010 that its neighbors received $1 million to make up for the owner's extreme neglect. The money came from the home's sale at auction, also in summer 2010, for $1.335 million. Since that sale, the house?once completely rotting inside?has been under renovation. Now revamped, it's on the market for $7.9 million. That's one way to make it up to the neighbors?raise everyone's property values!
Sadly, the listing has no photos to illustrate this extreme makeover, but the brokerbabble describes it:
Boasting over 6500 square feet of interior space, it is designed as an owner's quadraplex over a garden floor high-end rental. There is an additional full height cellar beneath the garden level only accessible to the owner - ideal for a wine cellar or studio. This house has been totally renovated to a degree that is normally only found in trophy Manhattan properties including features such as zoned central A/C, a four story atrium, a nearly 700 square foot master suite, herringbone floors, and a true chef's kitchen to be fully customized to the buyers' taste. Private showings will begin the first week of June. C'mon, townhouse, pics or it didn't happen!
· Listing: 374 Pacific Street [Elliman]