There’s no shortage of lovely Victorian townhouses in Ditmas Park, but the house at 520 Argyle Road, on the market for $2.785 million, is truly a cut above, thanks to a well-executed renovation that keeps the original character while adding in modern design elements.
The house dates back to 1899, per the listing (held by Corcoran’s Jeffrey St. Arromand), and it has plenty of Ditmas Park curb appeal: there’s a cute front porch, and the canary yellow front door provides a pop of color. There are original stained glass windows, along with period millwork and other vintage touches.
But elsewhere, the home has been brought into the 21st century. The revamped kitchen has “radiant heated reclaimed wood floors” and “a huge custom poured concrete eat-in island,” according to the listing; the master bedroom now has a walk-in closet that could double as a sitting room, along with a marble-covered en-suite bathroom. On the third floor, there’s a family room with 19-foot ceilings and its own bar.
In keeping with the quasi-suburban feel of Ditmas Park, the house also has an enormous yard complete with an in-ground swimming pool (!), along with an artist’s studio, a driveway, and a one-car garage. It looks positively bucolic—something you can’t say about every New York City home.
The place also has the added benefit of being near both Ditmas Park’s main drag at Cortelyou Road, and the subway, with the B and Q at Newkirk Plaza just a short walk away.
- Listing: 520 Argyle Road [Corcoran]