This prewar in St. Albans, Queens looks like a pretty nice flip, for $675,000

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By Mimi OConnor  |
July 2, 2019 - 2:00PM

You'll need a car, but there's a driveway and a garage. 

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Want space? Here's a detached, four-bedroom, two-bath house with a front yard, driveway, and garage listed for under $700,000. Located in St. Albans, Queens, 120-08 196th St.  was built in 1945 and is listed for $675,000.

Even though it appears that it was just sold in December for $335,000 and treated to a significant renovation, many of its period details remain. The home has stained glass windows, arched doorways, built-ins, and hardwood floors. A section of the slate roof on the facade however, looks to have been replaced by incongruous white siding. (It's likely there's a good reason for this—one that a new owner probably wouldn't have wanted to deal with.) 


The townhouse has a separate dining room. 

The kitchen is fully renovated.


Both bathrooms are new as well. 


The basement, which has a separate entrance is fully finished. 


While you'll probably need that driveway and garage, the townhouse is a few blocks from the Long Island Railroad. Major retail can be found a few blocks away on Linden Boulevard, with even more options a bit further on Merrick Boulevard. 


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Mimi OConnor

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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