The home has been gut-renovated
Tudor-style homes are prevalent in some New York City neighborhoods—Forest Hills and the Upper West Side’s Pomander Walk are two that immediately come to mind—but they’re less common in Ditmas Park, where rambling Victorian homes are more the norm.
That’s what makes this charming brick home, located on East 23rd Street near Foster Avenue, special: It has the characteristics of a Tudor Revival home (gable roof, timber ornamentation, elaborate brickwork), and is located on a stretch with similarly designed houses. This one, which has been gut renovated, is asking $1.499 million.
While some historic details in the four-bedroom home remain, much of it has been updated; the hardwood floors have been restored, for instance, but the kitchen (with an enormous new stove and refrigerator) is brand new. There’s a working fireplace in the living room, which adds to the charm.
On the second floor, there are two large bedrooms and two smaller ones, along with the home’s one full bathroom. (There’s also a powder room on the first floor.) The basement has a laundry room and storage space, and there’s also a small backyard for when warmer weather arrives.
Douglas Elliman’s Rebekah Carver has the listing. The house is owned by musician Ben Lanz, who’s a member of Beirut and has toured with the National (some of whose members are also Ditmas Park residents).
- Listing: 493 East 23rd Street [Elliman]