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This is one of the largest houses in Boerum Hill, a magnificent 25 foot wide 4 story brick and brownstone rowhouse on beautiful State Street (which New York Magazine has named a "Prettiest Block in NY"). As anyone who's been in one knows, the difference in the grand sense of space in a 25 foot wide rowhouse and a standard 20 or 17 foot wide building is considerable. Rather than the standard 11 or 12 foot wide living room and 6 or 7 foot hallway usual in the standard-width buildings, 25 foot wide rowhouses yield living and other rooms 15 or 16 feet wide, which feels like a ballroom in comparison.
A loving, full, historically detailed, multi-year gut-renovation/restoration was well along when interrupted some years ago, and the property is priced to allow a purchaser to handsomely complete the re-construction and gain substantial additional equity. Submitted plans are for a 1-bed, 1 bath garden simplex and a 4-bed, 2.5 bath triplex, with a greenhouse off the parlor floor and a full-floor open space on the top floor. Or re-configure to your own plans and purposes.
Parts of the re-construction already largely accomplished (please confirm with your own viewing and experts) include:
- basement dug out to 9 foot ceiling height, and new footings installed and cement floor laid;
- new steel joists under the garden-level floor installed throughout;
- new boiler and hot-water heating system installed throughout building;
- new separate hot-water systems for the simplex and the triplex installed; -
- new plumbing and drainage systems roughed in throughout house;
- new electrical systems roughed in;
- all 8 wood-burning fireplaces throughout building re-built/restored, re-lined and re-flued;
- new Anderson double-paned windows installed throughout the house; -
- stairways reinforced or re-built;
- walls re-configured and re-framed:
- homeolite fire-stops installed between studs (this is not required in a two-unit property, but the owner was re-building for his own use).
Many original details, including the wide-plank original floors, original moldings and panelings, and portions of the original plasterwork detailing have been retained ready to be re-installed.
The walls were starting to be closed in when the project came to a stop. In most new construction or re-construction purchases the buyer must estimate the quality of the work behind the walls. Here it can be seen and examined.
The property will be sold with all on-site uninstalled cabinetry and fixtures included.
Several banks are offering construction/purchase financing at rates similar to mortgages.