Monday, October 4th, 2010

The Tragedy of 1375 Dean Street, Brooklyn

INTACT! ORIGINAL! ROTTING!Why, look, it's "the Only Known Freestanding, Mid-19th Century Wooden Country House Remaining in the Northwestern Section" of Crown Heights!

A brief recent history:
2006: Landmarked by the city; sold for $800,000.
2007: Listed for sale at $799,000.
2008: Listed for sale at $699,000.
2009: Listed for sale at $425,000.
2010: Currently listed for sale at $299,900.

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HiredGoons (#603)

I bet its soooooo haunted.

zidaane (#373)

" The house once faced a large open field, and was home to the Elkinses and their four daughters."

It's like The Virgin Suicides meets Children of the Corn.

keisertroll (#1,117)

Meets "House".

HiredGoons (#603)

If it was in Williamsburg I be the walls would bleed Manic Panic.

saythatscool (#101)

Let's haggle! I'll give you an orange. What's your counter?

Counter is actually a door.

deepomega (#1,720)

I will not sell this house for anything less than two tennis rackets.

garge (#736)

How about two sports bras that were meant for tennis, but worn for soccer? Seams still intact, color-fast, vintage 90s.

keisertroll (#1,117)

The door is actually a jar.

SourCapote (#4,872)

doubles as a semi-outhouse

zidaane (#373)

Potential AWL flophouse.

keisertroll (#1,117)

Dibs on being your Nathaniel West-esque landlord/literary enabler!

zidaane (#373)

I see a musical.

keisertroll (#1,117)

Gotta find my :08 MIN JAZZ HANDS tape.

BadUncle (#153)

It may have some historical significance. But then, I'm sure Mark Twain's mid-19th century drawers did, too. And I'm sure they were in better condition.

KenWheaton (#401)

The only freestanding wooden house on that block in that specific neighborhood on that side of the street, made with pine, oak and a little teak and with twelve windows, and that catches the sun just so on fall afternoons. Any other qualifiers they had to throw in there to make us feel guilty? Oh, hey. It's "cube-shaped"!

You say Only Known Freestanding, Mid-19th Century Wooden Country House Remaining in the Northwestern Section of Crown Heights, I say teardown.

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