Welcome back to The Six-Digit Club, in which we take a look at a newish-to-market listing priced under $1 million, because nice things sometimes come in small packages. Send nominations to the tipline.
As we learned during Staten Island Week, real estate in that borough is in a class of its own—while pricey condos and tiny rentals are in short supply, there are plenty of single-family homes in all sorts of architectural styles dotted throughout the island.
And in the neighborhood of West Brighton, another quirky home that you wouldn’t necessarily find in, say, Manhattan, recently hit the market with an $899,000 price tag. It’s a rad little split-level rancher, built in 1952, that’s been kitted out in midcentury style, from the doorway—which is outfitted in mahogany, with a globe light fixture—to the furniture (a Noguchi table, etc.) inside.
The current owners also added a custom, open-concept kitchen that’s not quite period-appropriate, but is pretty nice (and comes with all-new appliances) nonetheless. Other rooms, including a master bathroom and a mudroom, have been similarly renovated in a simple, modern style.
As for the particulars, the home has three bedrooms, 1.5 bathrooms, and we’re-not-in-Manhattan-anymore conveniences like a finished basement and a garage. There’s also a cute backyard, which is accessed from the kitchen and living room.
Granted, this won’t be for everyone—you’d have to really be dedicated to living in a split-level home to make it work, which is likely not everyone’s cup of tea. But with a little TLC, this could be the midcentury charmer of some Mad Men-obsessed buyer’s dreams.
- Listing: 15 Mathews Avenue [Redfin]