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.