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Spend $2.3M, Convert a Brooklyn Animal Hospital To a House

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Sometimes a suggestion to "bring your architect" to a particular listing is just that?a suggestion. With this Queen Anne-style carriage house on Vanderbilt Avenue, it's an imperative. The property is the former Brooklyn Veterinary Hospital, so the floorplan includes such things as kennels, a pharmacy lab, exam rooms, and a surgery area. So unless the buyer is a modern-day Dr. Dolittle, he or she had better add some renovation money to the $2.3 million asking price. The building?a carriage house before it was an animal hospital?was designed by Parfitt Brothers in 1882, and there's a lot of potential to restore it to its former glory.
· Listing: Vanderbilt Avenue [BHS]