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Bitty Brooklyn Bungalow Has Astronomical Price Tag

Another example of a small house. Photo by Tammy Strobel
Another example of a small house. Photo by Tammy Strobel

A tiny home in Windsor Terrace has an asking price designed to make prospective buyers take notice. The 900-square-foot, three-bedroom bungalow with a wild front and back yards was placed on the market for a cool $1.25 million. The little home is sandwiched between two much larger homes, giving the impression that it didn’t get the memo to grow up. The listing is a real lesson in realtor-speak:

“Super sweet, lovely and charming” are the opening words of an exquisitely creative listing for the 17-foot wide cottage at 658 Vanderbilt Street.

Especially upbeat is the home’s description as a

“…truly unique property that has always, over the years, commanded the attention of onlookers and admirers!”

This is definitely a true statement, however misleading it may be.

Keep in mind that in Brooklyn, as location begins to become the be-all and end-all of a property’s worth, the real value here most likely lies in the fact that according to the area’s zoning rules, the baby-bear house can be swept into the trash to make way for a three story papa-bear near-mansion, with all the latest amenities.

According to realtor Barbara Puccia,

“Someone can move right in or knock it down” she said. “The neighborhood would be sad to see it go, but I have to market it in its full diversity. People are paying the same amount for a condo. Here you get a house with a back yard.”

The house was built during the end of the 19th century, and rumors say that it was once located inside Prospect Park. Owner Heather Baley paid a mere $150,000 for the house in 1989. We are excited to see how the deal unfolds.


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