The Arts and Crafts of Cortlandt St.

It isn’t even vaguely Victorian, and only half of it is new. But the Heights left room for this house anyway: A 1911 bungalow featuring a turn-of-the-century Arts-and-Crafts makeover and addition, on a double-size lot. It’s been on the market since late last month. For only $749K!


The home has 3 bedrooms and 2 baths and measures 2,830 sq. ft.

8 Comment

  • I love the craftsman style!

    Now I just need to dig up 3/4th of a million dollars!

    If this house was on a typical Heights sized lot and in California, it would easily be $1 – 1.5 million.

  • I will refrain from my customary sarcasm and say, that is one beautiful house.

  • This place is sweet. All of my prairie style furniture would look a LOT better in there than my modern townhouse. Let’s see, where is my banker’s number. Oops, he’s out of business!

  • I’m with RWB. Not an ugly square inch in that home.

  • Geez, I though KJB would be advocating tearing down this not historic, just plain old, former “spec” Heights house. Wouldnt a strip mall make better sense on that nice double lot? Or maybe a mid rise condo?

    Beautiful house. Any home that has a library room for the children is A-OK in my book.

  • Why would you assume that? Do think developers go around tearing old houses down for fun?

    If it’s financially feasible to tear it down and build something worth more to the land owner (and to the city and other taxing jurisdications), then I’m not opposed to the tear down.

    This property is great condition and has a price tag. The value of the property is there.

    Some houses (on say Heights Blvd.) are potentially worth a lot more as a commercial space than a residential. If the commercial space is needed, then a tear down would be likely.

    To some of you that might be surprised, I like historic structures and old homes. I only advocate the saving of them if there is value in saving. And the only way I can truly advocate it is by buying it or finding a buyer for it that will put the home/lot to good use (housing, business).

    The only fair way to save historic places is to invest in them. Passing some law or ordinance which restricts one’s property right to save a building has negative and positive effects. At this point the government is deciding who’s property is more valuable and discriminating against others. Yes, and I know there are a lot of cities that do this. They do it through zoning and establishing historic zones, but because other people doesn’t make it right.

  • That is a beautifully done home. I’m actually not bananas about craftsman style homes, but this one is done exquisitely. Kudos to whoever did the remodeling/adding on.

  • I was offered this house for under $200,000 in 1991. Obviously, the upgraded furnishings, appliances, and finishes have added a lot, and cost a lot. But jeez, it makes me wonder if I made the right decision to buy a bungalow in West U.