I came across this beautiful wreck during a walk in my ‘hood last autumn and snapped this photo to catch the eerie light through the windows.
Purchased a year ago for $700,000, the 1300 sf house has grown to 4BR, 3 BA and 2462 square feet. Voila, the new 587 Jersey, just listed at a slender $1,749,000. That’s $710 a foot.
I toured the property last Tuesday and to be honest I was underwhelmed. The developers squeezed the extra square footage into the original building envelope by building out the attic and the basement. Certainly a good way to avoid all the hassle of neighborhood 311 hearings, notifications, and controversy. But at the end of the day, you’re still buying a built out basement and a built out attic. And it shows.