You probably thought this house was in Queens, as it looks like so many we have here. It's actually in Ditmas Park, Brooklyn, and is part of an historic district despite its obvious alteration. A house like this in Queens would probably go for about $600,000. But since this one is in a preserved neighborhood, it's going for $1.3 million. Smart people who want to get the highest real estate ROI lobby for landmarking.
House of the Day: 491 East 17th Street
"Altered beyond recognition" - LPC's excuse reserved exclusively for Queens!
Photo from Brownstoner