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Ridgewood, Queens | Bleecker Street & Menahan Street
8 Rooms4 Beds2 Baths1,890 Square FeetSingle Family

$1,375,000
floors / apts2 / 1
Lot Size24'x100'
Built Size21'x45'
ZoneR5B
Building TypeTownhouse
RE Taxes$5,832
Price Per SF
$728

Listing Features

  • Original Details

Outdoor space and views

  • Backyard
  • Porch

Building Amenities

  • Garage
  • Garden

Property Description

Step back in time when Ridgewood was known as East Williamsburgh and the area was characterized by open farmlands. At the corner of Frederick St and Washington Ave (today known as Bleecker St and 61st St) stands this late 1890s single family home beautifully preserved with original details galore. Measuring a finished 1,890sf (21x45) on a 24.5x100 lot with four bedrooms, two full baths, a full basement and three private garages this is a home not to be missed. 62-46 61st St pops with color. The historic green cornice and window trim beautifully contrast the classic white picket fence. A covered porch with four columns complete with porch swing creates the perfect place to read a book and enjoy a glass of cool lemonade on a warm summer’s day. The entry retains the original French doors with oval beveled glass. Above them reads the address “62-46” in gold leaf numbers. The foyer maintains the original hex floor tiles with new subway tiles on the wall. The parlor floor features a formal living room, dining room, eat-in kitchen and full bathroom. An elegant pier mirror with carved pillars adorns the living room. A second pier mirror, which serves as a bar and bookcase centers the dining room. The highlight is an ornately-carved fretwork partition with pillars that separate the two spaces. The eat-in kitchen features mid century metal cabinetry with original subway tiles and trim and recently updated fridge and stove. The addition of a full windowed bath offers convenience. The second floor features four spacious bedrooms and a newly renovated bath. Two bedrooms are corner rooms with dual exposures. The first two bedrooms have been outfitted with custom closets while the main bedroom enjoys its own windowed dressing room. One of the bedrooms is currently used as the home office. All rooms can be accessed from either the hallway or by pocket doors that interconnect them. The bath was recently gut renovated in line with period details with claw foot tub and console sink with polished stainless legs. An unfinished basement with high ceilings offers excellent potential for additional finished space. Included are (3) private garages - a rarity in Ridgewood offer the ultimate homeowner convenience or rent them out for a potential income of $900+/month. Recent upgrades include AO SMITH 50 gallon water heater, 5yr old gas furnace, installation of 5 stage water filter, new 1.25” copper water main, plaster restoration, silicon coated roof and front garden pavers. This home also has an unused FAR of 1,422sf which can allow for additional development potential. Please consult your architect. Conveniently located just 40 minutes from Manhattan by M subway (Fresh Pond Rd). Additional transportation options include express bus service to Manhattan by QM25, QM25 and QM34 and local bus Q54 and Q58. Nearby favorites to eat and dine include La Casita Mexicana, Gottscheer Hall, Porcelain, Rolo’s and new arrival Ester wine bar just to name a few. Need a little green space? Find your way to Grover Cleveland Playground and enjoy the views of Manhattan in the near distance. Do not miss this limited opportunity to see one of the most unique homes in Ridgewood. All showings including open house are by private appointment.

Listing History

Now
07/29/2022
Contract Signed by Christian Holt
Compass
07/11/2022
$1,375,000
Initial Price by Christian Holt
Compass

Building Details

OwnershipSingle Family
Building TypeTownhouse
AgePre-War
AccessWalk-up
Year Built1901
Floors/Apts2/1
Learn More About the Building

Transit and Citi Bike

Subway

Fresh Pond Rd
0.47 miles
Forest Av
0.48 miles

Ridgewood | Queens

Quick Profile

Unique for being a symbolic and literal bridge between Brooklyn and Queens, Ridgewood incorporates both distinct elements of these boroughs into its persona. Originally considered part of Brooklyn, the neighborhood broke off with Bushwick in the 1700s at a point called, appropriately, Arbitration Rock. When the blackout of 1977 occurred, the residents of Ridgewood only further wanted to dissociate themselves from their Bushwick neighbors as the bedlam that ensued in between the looting and the riots made them feel just a tad superior. 

And yet, just because its zip code changed didn’t mean Ridgewood could ever fully break free from its proximity and entwined identity with Bushwick. Pegged as the next “it” destination and hipster haven to move to circa 2016, Ridgewood has surprised many with its steady pace of growth, therefore well-maintained “neighborhood” feel. 

Rife with quiet blocks filled with quaint, colorful buildings, Ridgewood offers the bodegas and local businesses one also expects of “old world” Brooklyn. An increase in the number of coffee shops, bars and DIY venues have continued its natural association with Bushwick, however, the deeper into the neighborhood you go, the more apparent it becomes that Ridgewood is very much its own very Queensian thing. 

All information furnished regarding property for sale, rental or financing is from sources deemed reliable, but no warranty or representation is made as to the accuracy thereof and same is submitted subject to errors, omissions, change of price, rental or other conditions, prior sale, lease or financing or withdrawal without notice. All dimensions are approximate. For exact dimensions, you must hire your own architect or engineer.
OLR ID: 69851TH