Townhouse pick of the week

Sign of gentrification? Ridgewood townhouse with high-end reno asks $1.7 million

By Mimi O'Connor | November 14, 2018 - 4:00PM 

You could get used to this. 


Is this deluxe two family the sign that Ridgewood has turned some sort of gentrification corner? Listed for $1.7 million dollars, 1635 Hancock St. is fully renovated and loaded with everything for living well, and then some. 

Built in 1910, the house is on a 100-foot-deep lot, and features an owner's duplex and a ground-floor rental. Prewar details include restored hardwood floors, ceilings as high as 11 feet, moldings, and exposed brick, and the townhouse also has two wood-burning fireplaces and skylights on the upper floor. 

The parlor floor has an open layout that flows from living room to dining room to kitchen, and glass French doors open to stairs that lead to a large and nicely-landscaped garden. 

The living room has a built-in entertainment cabinet and in-ceiling speakers, and the dining area includes a custom banquet that seats 10, as well as a 10-light chandelier created for the space. 

The modern kitchen has DuPont quartz counters and a Corian-topped center island, as well as high-end appliances. 

The bathroom on the parlor floor has a Carrara marble floor and reclaimed wood accents from a NYC water tower.

Three bedrooms and two en suite baths are one floor up. The master bedroom has 11-foot ceilings with exposed beams, custom closets, and a wood-burning fireplace, as well as a hidden entertainment system and mini bar refrigerator. The bedroom's en suite bath has Carrara marble, a double vanity, Jacuzzi tub, and skylight. 

A second bedroom flows into a study area, and a third small room is accessed by a hidden door, and has a desk, shelving, and storage. The third bedroom has high ceilings and a skylight. 

Modern conveniences include an app-controlled HVAC system, a security system, recessed lighting with programmable dimmers, and LG washer/dryer, and garbage disposal. 

The townhouse is technically in Queens, but is a half a block from Brooklyn (Bushwick is the next neighborhood over). The closest subway stops are the L at Halsey Street and the L and M trains at Myrtle and Wyckoff, which could be problematic if you plan on relying on the L, which is shutting down in the spring of 2019. Dining, drinking, and shopping options are along Myrtle and Wyckoff. 


Mimi O'Connor

Contributing Writer

Mimi O’Connor has written about New York City real estate for publications that include Brick Underground, Refinery29, and Thrillist. She is the recipient of two awards from the National Association of Real Estate Editors for interior design and service journalism. Her writing on New York City, parenting, events, and culture has also appeared in Parents, Red Tricycle, BizBash, and Time Out New York.

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