This detached Tudor holds a number of surprises on the interior and arrives complete with coveted off-avenue parking. Though the truthful bit of brown wall-to-wall carpeting could possibly not be everyone’s plan of a nice inside shock, the late 1920s single-family members in South Midwood also has a Tudor Revival-design and style strapwork ceiling and woodwork in the dwelling space. The wooden floors in other places also suggest there might be much more authentic flooring to be identified underneath the current shaggy coverings.
The architect is unfamiliar, but the home was produced by 1928 and the first owners were being John F. and Mary Dreyer. John was a authentic estate guy and may have been behind the building of the residence. Alongside with his brother-in-regulation Henry W. Dreyer, A. W Schmidt and Henry A. Meyer, he was a single of the founders in the 1890s of the Germania Serious Estate Enhancement Corporation, which reworked previous farmland in the course of Flatbush into new suburban communities. This home is regular of the quite well known revival design and style of the 1920s with a peaked roof, asymmetrical massing, oriel window and picturesque 50 percent timbering.
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It’s been in the same family given that at minimum the 1980s, and while the interior has an eclectic combine of decor, what is revealed in the handful of listing images seems in great fix. The initially floor retains the significant residing area with the aforementioned ceiling as effectively as a fireplace with a Tudor arch set into a wall of wooden paneling. There is also a formal dining space with a built-in corner cupboard and, off the kitchen, there’s an office (very likely a previous maid’s home) and total tub.
The eat-in kitchen delivers to intellect the stunning a single at the Louis Armstrong Dwelling in Queens with its lacquered turquoise cupboards and formica counters. Individuals cupboards were generated by Brooklyn-based Kingsway Builders Specialties, Inc. as aspect of a renovation of the complete house began by Lucille Armstrong and Morris Interiors in 1968. (The archivally curious can discover invoices for the renovation in the on-line collection of the museum.) The Armstrong’s kitchen knobs, most likely furnished by William Hunrath Co., are the exact same as those in this dwelling but some of the details below, like the scalloped trim and the venting at the kitchen sink, leave one particular to suspect an previously kitchen was supplied a little bit of an update instead than a complete overhaul.
Upstairs are 3 bedrooms, all with carpeted flooring, together with two comprehensive baths. 1 of the bedrooms has an authentic mantel with brick surround although the most significant bed room has a bay window and shares a Jack and Jill toilet with the third bed room. None of the bogs are revealed in the listing images, so whether or not or not they have any primary classic functions is unknown.
The finished basement, with a tile ground and mirrored wall, has laundry, a recreation area, half tub and storage room.
The property is on a generous corner whole lot and there is a little bit of a aspect garden in addition to the paved patio guiding the detached, two-motor vehicle garage and the driveway. The garage proceeds the Tudor Revival theme with its personal peaked roof and fifty percent timbering.
It is mentioned with Melanie M. Kishk of Century 21 MK Realty for $2 million. Worth the question?
[Listing: 2304 Foster Avenue | Broker: Century 21 MK Realty] GMAP
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