This historic frame home is looking picture perfect in Ridgewood, Queens. It’s located at 62-46 61st Street, a block off the neighborhood’s main drag of Metropolitan Avenue. The listing says you “step back into 1899 every evening in this beautiful two-story Victorian.” We have to admit the property remains impressively intact, from the front porch to the ornate woodwork and pocket doors inside. After selling back in 2014 for $560,000, then getting some modern structural upgrades, it’s now on the market for $850,000.
There are three levels of the home: the basement, ground floor, and second level. Walking past the front porch, you’re greeted by an entrance hall with a mahogany staircase.
The living and dining rooms are both showing off rich carved woodwork, and the two spaces are separated by a Victorian scrollwork divider. Because the home is located on a corner lot, it allows for light and windows on three sides.
The kitchen sink and cabinetry are circa 1940s or 1950s, although a more modern stove and fridge was added.
The bedrooms are located on the top floor; there are four of them in this 1,890-square-foot home. The master and rear bedroom both have corner exposures. The master also boasts a walk-in closet.
The third bedroom is currently being used as a den and music room.
And the fourth bedroom is being used as a study.
Outside, the structure of the home has been heavily upgraded, from the windows to the electrical system. According to the listing, the vinyl clapboard siding was installed by a previous owner, and “requires the tiniest bit of squinting to transport yourself back in time.” (The listing points out it’s much easier to maintain than wood.) But the best part is the lovely front porch, with filigreed woodwork. There’s a quaint front yard in front of the porch, and enough space in the back to hold three–yes, three–single-car garages. There city also permits an additional 945 buildable square feet on this property.
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Photos courtesy of City Realty
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