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19th-century Arts and Crafts house in Bushwick gives way to swanky apartments

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The new building will feature 12 apartments over 5.5 floors

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A two-story wood-frame home in Bushwick estimated to have been built in 1899 has been demolished to make way for a five-and-a-half story residential building, Brownstoner has learned.

Located at 1411 Bushwick Avenue, just a few blocks away from the Evergreens Cemetery, the house was demolished in April, and developer Threefold is now prepping the site for the apartment building.

The home was built in the Arts and Crafts style, a movement that gained popularity in North America around the turn of the 20th century. The Bushwick home was one of the few such remaining homes in the neighborhood, according to Brownstoner.

Now the site will be home to a 12-unit apartment building, which Brownstoner predicts will be a condo building based on the developer’s other, similar, mid-sized developments in Brooklyn.

When plans were filed in January this year, YIMBY predicted that the apartments here would be rentals based on the average size of units at 845 square feet.

From the description on the developer’s page, the development will feature two two-bedroom units, nine one-bedrooms, and one duplex, and all the apartments will come with balconies. Details on pricing have not been released yet.

The developer purchased the home that once sat on-site for $1.55 million in last August. Prior to that, the owner of the house had purchased it for $415,000 in 2009.

What the house at the site looked like.