If we were going to create a list of the attributes desired in a Brooklyn dream home, this detached Bay Ridge house would have plenty of them. Wrap-around front porch? Check. Plenty of curb appeal? Check. Original details from when the home was built (in this case, 1910), but plenty of modern updates? Check and check.
By the numbers, the Victorian-esque home at 237 77th Street offers up seven bedrooms and four bathrooms over 3,300 square feet, and is on the market for $2.25 million as joint listing with Clare Saliba and Lori Mendelis of Compass and Gina Bartnik at Corcoran. The house’s owner has outfitted it in a cautiously contemporary style, propping up its original attributes like leaded glass doors and stained glass windows with playful interior finishes.
A formal dining room, currently used as a living room, has an original built-in bar, paneling, and a large wood-burning fireplace. The kitchen has been updated with a Viking eight-burner stove, double ovens, two (!!!) Liebherr refrigerators, a Fisher & Paykel dishwasher, and Carrara marble countertops.
The master is one of four bedrooms on the second floor, and includes a dressing room. The remaining three bedrooms are on the third floor, though the basement could also double as an eighth sleeping area, with its second laundry room and full bathroom.
Sure, Bay Ridge is Out There, but commuters take note: the house is just a block and a half from the subway.