A rare Italian wooden frame in the historic Bedford Stuyvesant / Expanded Stuyvesant Heights neighborhood has been cleaned and repaired. The exterior of the 1880s house at 329 Stuyvesant Avenue has been spruced up with some new landmark-approved windows, a new door, and a fresh cream paint job.
A site fence that has been in operation for at least two and a half years has finally come down and shows the improvements.
The 2018 application shows that permissible exterior work includes replacing modern windows with one light with two-over-two wooden windows painted black and replacing damaged moldings and lintels. The house was already clad in aluminum when the district was designated, and the work allowed included repairs and painting and some limited replacement work.
In 2016, the longtime owner sold the home to an LLC for $ 880,000. In April 2018, this LLC sold it to another LLC for $ 1.25 million. In 2012, a complaint with the DOB described allegedly horrific conditions: “The building is completely dilapidated, the windows are broken, the rear roof has collapsed and the shingles are hanging on the back, an elderly couple lives in the building. The ceiling collapsed. “
[Photos by Susan De Vries unless noted otherwise]
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