Bay Ridge’s infamous Gingerbread House at 8220 Narrows Avenue is making headlines again. The incredible freestanding home is back on the market after a few different attempts to sell. As Curbed pointed out, the Arts and Crafts home was first asking $12 million in 2009, then the price was lowered a few times, then it was put on the rental market for $26,000 a month. (The broker tells us that it’s only officially been on the market for around two years over a six-year period while the owners did renovations.)
Now it’s back again with brand new photos showing off its extravagant interior, alongside a price tag of $10.999 million. As the broker told us, “The overall market in Brooklyn is strong, particularly in Bay Ridge, which has become the new hot spot as buyers move south – this is an ideal time to put the house back on the market.” We got our hands on the previously-unpublished new images, so take a look and decide if this is finally the time this special house will sell.
The landmarked house was built in 1916 by the architect James Sarsfield Kennedy. It is a rare American example of the Arts and Crafts style, but it’s been nicknamed the “Gingerbread House” because it looks like something out of a fairy tale. The facade, made of uncut stone, is complimented by an imitation-thatch roof. As for the interior, it’s dripping with handcrafted details.
Stained glass, intricate woodwork, coffered and painted ceilings, carved fireplace mantles, plaster wall detailing, wood floors and more. A fairy tale (for a historic home lover) indeed!
These new photos give you an up-close look of all the interior details, showing that nothing was spared in the construction of this house. There have been only four owners of the property over the last century, all of whom have obviously taken great care of it.
There are a total of six bedrooms and four-and-a-half bathrooms over three floors and 5,746 square feet. In this room, we love the archways, the stone fireplace, and the dark wood windows. We counted at least four fireplaces throughout the house.
The house is huge, but the property is even bigger. The land surrounding the house spans 20,000 square feet–enough for ten townhouses, as the listing puts it. That includes a three-car garage, patios, landscaping, sprawling green lawns and fountains. So what do you think, do you agree with the claims that this is “the most magnificent residence in all of New York City?”
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Images courtesy of Douglas Elliman
Neighborhoods : Bay Ridge