1199 Bergen Street - Crown Heights, New York
Introducing 1199 Bergen Street, a single family home of unique character, design and history. Built in the Romanesque Revival style, this 17.5' x 47' house on a 100' lot sits in the finest grouping of row houses in the North Crown Heights Historic District. Designed by prolific Brooklyn architect Albert E. White and built c.1894 by builder John A. Bliss, this row, which features the visually appealing A-B-C-A-C-B-A pattern, is crowned by a continuous red clay tile pitched roof with gabled dormers and intersecting gables. The spectacular curb appeal stems from a historic facade renovation completed in 2014. The detailing on the fourth-floor porch balcony and railing of this Crown Heights mini-castle is incredible. This single family house measures 3,516 SF. The richly detailed interior features a center staircase and a huge array of intact original mill work along with some uniquely detailed mantels replete with variegated tile patterning. The rare center stair feature allows the 17.5' foot house to open up to its full width at both the front and back of the floors, making the proportions of the rooms large and inviting. The 5-bedroom, 2-bathroom house is classically formatted with the kitchen in its original position on the garden level at the rear and the dining room located at the front. There is a lovely garden with an appealing areaway of the adjacent back yards and rear facades. The parlor floor is a welcoming assemblage of entry hall and stair hall with front and rear parlors. Upstairs are five bedrooms, a full bath and a reading nook. The house is structurally and mechanically sound. 1199 is a block and a half away from Nostrand Avenue, a burgeoning corridor of new businesses, cafes, dining and drinking establishments and supermarkets. The well-established Franklin Avenue restaurant row is also just a short stroll. Convenient to transportation and easy access to the LIRR and A/C, the 2/3/5.
This listing courtesy of Douglas Elliman