Winner of the Bay Ridge Conservancy’s Preservation Award for its extensive and thoughtful restoration and repeatedly spotlighted on the Bay Ridge House Tour, this sprawling seven bedrooms, four bathrooms home blends abundant architectural detail with modern upgrades. Built in 1910 and fusing period Victorian, Italianate and Arts and Crafts features, 237 77th Street has a gracious layout with expansive rooms; beautiful light from its many oversized windows and four exposures, high ceilings, wood burning fireplace, landscaped grounds and a private driveway with detached garage and workshop.
Exquisite details abound, including original hardwood floors and woodwork, pier mirror, original leaded glass doors, numerous stunning stained glass windows, coffered ceiling, wainscoting, mantle and moldings. Among its upgrades are new electrical and copper plumbing throughout, renovated kitchen and baths, new Marvin windows; insulation, and cedar shake siding.
With a nicely elevated entrance on an oversized 50 feet by 109 feet lot, the home features nearly 3300 square feet of living space plus a fully finished lower level and extra attic storage. The first level is comprised of a beautiful entry foyer, formal living room with original windows and restored crown molding, full dining room with original built ins and stained glass windows currently used as a sitting room, comfortable den with fireplace and accented by handcrafted millwork, built in bar and pocket doors and bath with shower and laundry. A true eat in windowed chef’s kitchen, complete with Viking 8-burner stove, double ovens, side by side Liebherr refrigerators, Fisher and Paykel dishwasher and Carrara marble countertops, occupies a large extension with radiant heat on this level. A side entrance mud room with pantry provide convenient access as well.
A wide staircase with stained glass windows leads to the upper levels. The second floor offers a sun swept king sized master bedroom with large dressing room. Three additional and generous sized bedrooms as well as a full bath with double vanity can be found on this level while the third floor has three more bedrooms, ample storage areas and full bath with claw foot tub. The finished basement has good ceiling height and expands the living space and provides another full bath, additional laundry room and clean storage spaces.
The home’s exterior is highlighted by a wraparound porch with mahogany bead board ceilings while the front lawn has flourishes of established plantings and trees. Ideally located in central Bay Ridge, just one and one half blocks to the subway and close to other easy transportation access as well as a noted shopping, restaurants and greenspaces.