clock menu more-arrow no yes mobile

Filed under:

Crown Heights fixer-upper with serious curb appeal asks $1.85M

New, 6 comments

The home was built in 1885 and has lots of potential

There are plenty of fixer-uppers available in New York City—we’re chronicling one couple’s adventures in renovating one right now, in fact—but this Crown Heights property is something special. Though its $1.85 million price tag is steep but considering the size and location, there’s some potential here.

The home was built in 1885 by architect Gilbert Schellenger, and he designed the semi-detached structure in the Romanesque Revival style. The exterior is in relatively good shape, but the interiors need one hell of a makeover. There are some nice (though possibly not original) details in place, including a decorative wooden staircase, arched entryways, and bay windows, but it’ll take a lot of time and money to restore them to usable condition.

It’s also a pretty huge property, spanning 4,454 square feet with ten bedrooms and four bathrooms; the townhouse is 26 feet wide, and sits on a lot that’s 114 feet deep, so there’s a lot of space. There are also air rights that come with the sale, so there’s plenty of opportunity to make bank on rental income once the interiors becomes less of an eyesore.

So, do you think the home is work its asking price?