A single-family townhouse at 327 Vanderbilt Avenue — between DeKalb and Lafayette Avenues — that dates back to the 19th century, when it was called a carriage house, has hit the market for $2.1 million — a sizable sum for a building that looks pretty run down on the outside and is mostly walls on the inside.
But as noted on Curbed, which first wrote about Douglas Elliman’s listing, the two-story, 2,200-square-foot “Italianate” home stands a good chance of fetching that amount thanks to the sheer amount of space and architectural detail, with high ceilings (12-feet high on the ground floor!), arched windows, exposed and/or refinished “sea-faring floor planks,” a roof deck, huge backyard, historical character, and even authentic horse hitching posts and a cobblestone lane.
However, this house isn’t even the most pricey option in the area, as there are at least three other options listed at or above 327 Vanderbilt’s asking price, and some are even arguably a better deal:
- 100 Lefferts Place, listed for $2.5 million by Brown Harris Stevens – This multi-family, 19th century, five-story brownstone has 6,100 square feet of space, high ceilings, hardwood floors, 11 fireplaces and more.
- 6 Lefferts Place, listed for $2.75 million by Halstead Properties – A four-story, multi-family, brick “Italianate” home circa 1899, with five bedrooms, garden, private parking and great architectural detail.
- 224 Greene Avenue (between Classon and Grand Avenues), listed for $2.95 million by Corcoran – A two-bedroom, 2.5-bathroom townhouse that has actually dropped in price by $550,000 in the last month and can house two lofts in addition to a commercial eatery or bar downstairs.