For $1.4M, this 1890s Ridgewood house has vintage charm, a front porch, and three garages

For $1.4M, this 1890s Ridgewood house has vintage charm, a front porch, and three garages

July 14, 2022

Photo credit: Compass

Ridgewood, Queens was once part of Brooklyn–call it Far East Williamsburg–until its secession in 1979. But the neighborhood might as well be part of that larger-than-life borough today; it has long been a creative (if quiet) neighborhood in some ways barely distinguishable from neighboring Bushwick. This colorful turn-of-the-century single-family home at 62-46 61st Street has enough historic details for anyone with city townhouse dreams. The 1,890-square-foot four-bedroom home has a full basement and the added bonus of three private garages. Inside, vintage chic meets elegant proportions. 6sqft previously featured the home in 2017, when it was listed for $850,000. It’s now asking a more gentrified $1,375,000.

The home’s lemon exterior and teal green cornice make it a standout from the curb, as does a quaint white picket fence. A four-column covered front porch–complete with porch swing–is ready to be a summertime haven. Enter through original French doors into a crisply tiled foyer.

The parlor floor’s formal living room features a pier mirror with carved wooden pillars. The dining room also boasts a pier mirror, used as a bar and bookcase. Carved fretwork and pillars form a divider between the two rooms.

The eat-in kitchen is built around vintage mid-century popsicle-orange metal cabinetry and original subway tiles, for a look that’s unique and perfectly au courant. The refrigerator and range are decidedly of this century. There is also a full bath on this floor.

On the second floor are four spacious bedrooms and a renovated bath. Bedrooms have custom closets, and the main bedroom has a windowed dressing room. In Victorian style, rooms on this floor can be accessed from the hallway via pocket doors between them. The charming bath features updated period details like a claw foot tub and a console sink on polished steel legs.

Below is a high-ceilinged unfinished basement. Adjacent is three private garages, a rarity anywhere in the city, for convenience and potential income.

Recent infrastructure upgrades include a 50-gallon water heater, gas furnace, five-stage water filter, new copper water main, plaster restoration, silicon coated roof, and front garden pavers. The property includes unused FAR of 1,422 square feet for additional development potential.

[Listing details: 62-46 61st Street at CityRealty]

[62-46 61st Street at Compass by Christian Wittmann]


Photo credit: Compass

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