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(NYPost)   Pristine 250-year-old farmhouse, rich in history for sale. Difficulty: It's in New York City   (nypost.com) divider line
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2020-07-04 1:03:36 PM  
Two weeks.
 
2020-07-04 3:11:10 PM  
It's a neat house and property. I can't see it being worth $3.2m, so I'll have to pass.
 
2020-07-04 3:17:42 PM  
How many bribes do you have to pay to make this a knockdown?  250-year old houses tend to garner support...

Then again, 4k sqft at 3.2Million probably assumes you can't knock it down, but is the actual market price for that size.  Any newyorker farkers familiar with that market?
 
2020-07-04 3:20:26 PM  
"The Dutch Colonial farmhouse, located at 1669 E. 22nd St. in the Homecrest section of Sheepshead Bay, has four bedrooms and four bathrooms over 4,000 square feet."

How big is this place?
 
2020-07-04 3:21:13 PM  

yet_another_wumpus: How many bribes do you have to pay to make this a knockdown?  250-year old houses tend to garner support...

Then again, 4k sqft at 3.2Million probably assumes you can't knock it down, but is the actual market price for that size.  Any newyorker farkers familiar with that market?


It's on a half acre of land, in NYC that's got to be worth $2-3 million on its own.
 
2020-07-04 3:23:07 PM  

majestic: "The Dutch Colonial farmhouse, located at 1669 E. 22nd St. in the Homecrest section of Sheepshead Bay, has four bedrooms and four bathrooms over 4,000 square feet."

How big is this place?


1/4 rhode islands.
 
2020-07-04 3:23:45 PM  
It surprisingly has a huge kitchen, but then has no counter or cabinet space.
 
2020-07-04 3:25:50 PM  

yet_another_wumpus: How many bribes do you have to pay to make this a knockdown?  250-year old houses tend to garner support...

Then again, 4k sqft at 3.2Million probably assumes you can't knock it down, but is the actual market price for that size.  Any newyorker farkers familiar with that market?


The article states that it's got official landmark status on the exterior.  So while you could possibly get away with gutting it, getting permission to knock it down would probably be more trouble than it's ever worth.  Now an electrical fire....
 
2020-07-04 3:26:20 PM  
majestic

"The Dutch Colonial farmhouse, located at 1669 E. 22nd St. in the Homecrest section of Sheepshead Bay, has four bedrooms and four bathrooms over 4,000 square feet."

How big is this place?



A little over 4000 SF.
 
2020-07-04 3:26:22 PM  
that seems like a good price
 
2020-07-04 3:27:51 PM  
Thank god it's in NY. My wife loves these old houses. NY, not so much.
 
2020-07-04 3:34:34 PM  
Isn't there another farmhouse in NYC, but like in Manhattan or somewhere a lot more crowded?
 
2020-07-04 3:39:17 PM  
But is it haunted?
 
2020-07-04 3:39:44 PM  
It has that new-fangled "indoor plumbing"? Hard pass!
 
2020-07-04 3:40:31 PM  
Brooklyn is not nyc...
 
2020-07-04 3:57:01 PM  

shadow9d9: Brooklyn is not nyc...


What, exactly, do you consider to be NYC?
 
2020-07-04 4:06:12 PM  
Love it. Not the location. Sheepshead Bay is interesting and iffy at the same time.
 
2020-07-04 4:08:58 PM  

Driedsponge: shadow9d9: Brooklyn is not nyc...

What, exactly, do you consider to be NYC?


Apparently this is a hick who thinks manhattan is all of Nyc.
 
2020-07-04 4:14:55 PM  

shadow9d9: Brooklyn is not nyc...


No, it's part of NYC. The same way Manhattan by itself isn't NYC, but rather just a part of it. Those are just two of the boroughs of the city.
 
2020-07-04 4:14:56 PM  

FarkingReading: Driedsponge: shadow9d9: Brooklyn is not nyc...

What, exactly, do you consider to be NYC?

Apparently this is a hick who thinks manhattan is all of Nyc.


I only asked because I was really, really hoping this was some sort of inside joke or movie reference that I just didn't understand.
 
2020-07-04 4:18:33 PM  

Driedsponge: yet_another_wumpus: How many bribes do you have to pay to make this a knockdown?  250-year old houses tend to garner support...

Then again, 4k sqft at 3.2Million probably assumes you can't knock it down, but is the actual market price for that size.  Any newyorker farkers familiar with that market?

The article states that it's got official landmark status on the exterior.  So while you could possibly get away with gutting it, getting permission to knock it down would probably be more trouble than it's ever worth.  Now an electrical fire....


Just do what developors in Savannah GA do, buy the historic protected house, go up on the roof, make some holes with an axe, then sit on it for a few years till it has so much water damage that its condemned and you can tear down and rebuild.
 
2020-07-04 4:20:11 PM  
Less than 10 min flat walk to end of subway line (guaranteed seat) PreCovid/post-lotto win would've been attractive. Historical status? fark that noise. Dealing with that is bullshiat. I'd love a fark up a historical home ... treat it like a restomod car ... respect most of it's lines while improving performance and safety, but dealing with historical commissions on a DESIGNATED property is spendy and headache inducing. No, I'd not knock it down, but it'd get real fencing and privacy landscaping, ideally. Historic preservation commissions would tell you to fark yourself.
 
2020-07-04 4:20:22 PM  

swahnhennessy: Isn't there another farmhouse in NYC, but like in Manhattan or somewhere a lot more crowded?


This one?
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2020-07-04 4:20:48 PM  
Looking at those stairs and the rafters as kitchen storage, you'd better be about 5 foot nothing and have size 4 feet.  That ceiling can't be over 6 foot and those stairs are probably 5 inch treads.

I'd look like even more if a behemoth lumbering around in there.
 
2020-07-04 4:35:44 PM  

cherryl taggart: Looking at those stairs and the rafters as kitchen storage, you'd better be about 5 foot nothing and have size 4 feet.  That ceiling can't be over 6 foot and those stairs are probably 5 inch treads.

I'd look like even more if a behemoth lumbering around in there.


That's pretty standard for old farmhouses in the northeast.  You needed a lot less firewood to keep a room warm if it's only got a 6' ceiling.  Farmhouses in the south usually had higher ceilings to combat the heat of the summers.
 
2020-07-04 4:37:59 PM  
The actual listing says 4 BR / 2 BA and 3,000 SF. Is that barn they show maybe included separately? With the bedrooms all upstairs sharing the one bathroom, I can't imagine anyone with kids wanting to deal with that drama every morning.
 
2020-07-04 4:39:38 PM  

WithinReason: Driedsponge: yet_another_wumpus: How many bribes do you have to pay to make this a knockdown?  250-year old houses tend to garner support...

Then again, 4k sqft at 3.2Million probably assumes you can't knock it down, but is the actual market price for that size.  Any newyorker farkers familiar with that market?

The article states that it's got official landmark status on the exterior.  So while you could possibly get away with gutting it, getting permission to knock it down would probably be more trouble than it's ever worth.  Now an electrical fire....

Just do what developors in Savannah GA do, buy the historic protected house, go up on the roof, make some holes with an axe, then sit on it for a few years till it has so much water damage that its condemned and you can tear down and rebuild.


I haven't been been to Savannah for a few years now, but the last time I was there, SCAD owned about half the city, and was in the middle of a buying spree.
 
2020-07-04 5:06:22 PM  

Driedsponge: WithinReason: Driedsponge: yet_another_wumpus: How many bribes do you have to pay to make this a knockdown?  250-year old houses tend to garner support...

Then again, 4k sqft at 3.2Million probably assumes you can't knock it down, but is the actual market price for that size.  Any newyorker farkers familiar with that market?

The article states that it's got official landmark status on the exterior.  So while you could possibly get away with gutting it, getting permission to knock it down would probably be more trouble than it's ever worth.  Now an electrical fire....

Just do what developors in Savannah GA do, buy the historic protected house, go up on the roof, make some holes with an axe, then sit on it for a few years till it has so much water damage that its condemned and you can tear down and rebuild.

I haven't been been to Savannah for a few years now, but the last time I was there, SCAD owned about half the city, and was in the middle of a buying spree.


SCADs been doing that since the early 2000s after they jacked tuition rates.

The best was when they built a new dorm around 2001 and didn't know that the exterior siding they bought from China was really good for carving.
 
2020-07-04 5:17:39 PM  
Hail to the Fark NO, NEVER. Not at any price.

Only buy if you enjoy every bunch of bougie local architecture / preservation society busybodies crawling up your ass with lawsuits every time you trim a hedge "incorrectly" or change the paint in a room.

You will care for it as the original owner did hundreds of years ago or it's your ass.
 
2020-07-04 5:49:35 PM  

GregInIndy: Hail to the Fark NO, NEVER. Not at any price.

Only buy if you enjoy every bunch of bougie local architecture / preservation society busybodies crawling up your ass with lawsuits every time you trim a hedge "incorrectly" or change the paint in a room.

You will care for it as the original owner did hundreds of years ago or it's your ass.


Well, that's kind of the point of these kinds of houses. And probably why the article was written-- to let people with the money and the inclination to add some real old-school moneyed credibility to their social profile by adopting this property and pretending to live in it while hiring a professional caretaker to maintain it and residing in a more modern home with views of more than street level Brooklyn.

The city wouldn't pay for it, someone else will. It will probably end up in a trust fund to preserve it for future generations.
 
2020-07-04 7:08:36 PM  

Driedsponge: FarkingReading: Driedsponge: shadow9d9: Brooklyn is not nyc...

What, exactly, do you consider to be NYC?

Apparently this is a hick who thinks manhattan is all of Nyc.

I only asked because I was really, really hoping this was some sort of inside joke or movie reference that I just didn't understand.


Great. NYC has apparently always been larger than you think.
 
2020-07-04 7:25:31 PM  

Driedsponge: yet_another_wumpus: How many bribes do you have to pay to make this a knockdown?  250-year old houses tend to garner support...

Then again, 4k sqft at 3.2Million probably assumes you can't knock it down, but is the actual market price for that size.  Any newyorker farkers familiar with that market?

The article states that it's got official landmark status on the exterior.  So while you could possibly get away with gutting it, getting permission to knock it down would probably be more trouble than it's ever worth.  Now an electrical fire....


I can't remember the name so I can't find the picture, but there is a building where they couldn't get permits to tear down the a historical building so they literally just bought all the land surrounding it, minutes the side face sidewalk obviously, and just built around it.
 
2020-07-04 7:39:28 PM  

FarkingReading: Driedsponge: FarkingReading: Driedsponge: shadow9d9: Brooklyn is not nyc...

What, exactly, do you consider to be NYC?

Apparently this is a hick who thinks manhattan is all of Nyc.

I only asked because I was really, really hoping this was some sort of inside joke or movie reference that I just didn't understand.

Great. NYC has apparently always been larger than you think.


I know exactly how big it is, half the wife's family lives there, and I grew up in North Jersey.

For the record, the answer is "too big"
 
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2020-07-04 8:03:25 PM  

dkulprit: Driedsponge: yet_another_wumpus: How many bribes do you have to pay to make this a knockdown?  250-year old houses tend to garner support...

Then again, 4k sqft at 3.2Million probably assumes you can't knock it down, but is the actual market price for that size.  Any newyorker farkers familiar with that market?

The article states that it's got official landmark status on the exterior.  So while you could possibly get away with gutting it, getting permission to knock it down would probably be more trouble than it's ever worth.  Now an electrical fire....

I can't remember the name so I can't find the picture, but there is a building where they couldn't get permits to tear down the a historical building so they literally just bought all the land surrounding it, minutes the side face sidewalk obviously, and just built around it.


It was that or the owner wouldn't sell.  I haven't seen the movie so I am not sure, but I believe that story was part of the inspiration for the house in the movie Up!.

There used to be a farm square in the middle of Dallas by the Galleria mall.  Dude just wouldn't sell.  I remember going to that place for the ice skating rink inside, and looking out at this dude sitting proud on his tractor.  I figure places like that are all over the map.
 
2020-07-04 8:39:24 PM  
Probably should be torn down.

The people who owned it may have stolen the land from indigenous people, and it certainly doesn't sound like their family was inclusive of POC. They probably didn't even understand gender theory, and you can just tell that the people that would live in such a house probably misgendered so many people.
 
2020-07-04 9:18:51 PM  

gar1013: Probably should be torn down.

The people who owned it may have stolen the land from indigenous people, and it certainly doesn't sound like their family was inclusive of POC. They probably didn't even understand gender theory, and you can just tell that the people that would live in such a house probably misgendered so many people.


Conservative humor, everyone.
 
2020-07-04 9:31:24 PM  

gar1013: Probably should be torn down.

The people who owned it may have stolen the land from indigenous people, and it certainly doesn't sound like their family was inclusive of POC. They probably didn't even understand gender theory, and you can just tell that the people that would live in such a house probably misgendered so many people.


We're sorry you can't yell racial slurs in public now and the only places accepting that are twitter and gab.
 
2020-07-04 9:58:30 PM  
Thanks for the link, subby.

/Old house nut that bought a 1935 working class bungalow in 2017.
//It has a mix of arts and crafts and non prairie style bungalow details.
///Almost all the original old growth woodwork (including floors) is still intact.
 
2020-07-04 10:11:08 PM  

BolloxReader: GregInIndy: Hail to the Fark NO, NEVER. Not at any price.

Only buy if you enjoy every bunch of bougie local architecture / preservation society busybodies crawling up your ass with lawsuits every time you trim a hedge "incorrectly" or change the paint in a room.

You will care for it as the original owner did hundreds of years ago or it's your ass.

Well, that's kind of the point of these kinds of houses. And probably why the article was written-- to let people with the money and the inclination to add some real old-school moneyed credibility to their social profile by adopting this property and pretending to live in it while hiring a professional caretaker to maintain it and residing in a more modern home with views of more than street level Brooklyn.

The city wouldn't pay for it, someone else will. It will probably end up in a trust fund to preserve it for future generations. as a huge tax break for some billionaire.


FTFY.
 
2020-07-04 10:21:27 PM  

ukexpat: swahnhennessy: Isn't there another farmhouse in NYC, but like in Manhattan or somewhere a lot more crowded?

This one?
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This picture makes me feel uncomfortable. Allll of it.
WTF.
Don't know where to start.
The hand steeply.
The crossed legs.
The push 🦁
The nouveau rich feel.
The cliched red tie.
My head hurts yuk
 
2020-07-04 10:23:56 PM  
Reminds me of the pig farm 30 miles off the Vegas Strip. Doing poorly now, apparently.

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.foxn​e​ws.com/us/las-vegas-pig-farm-food-scra​ps-casinos-coronavirus-pandemic.amp
 
2020-07-04 11:28:46 PM  

baron von doodle: Reminds me of the pig farm 30 miles off the Vegas Strip. Doing poorly now, apparently.

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.foxne​ws.com/us/las-vegas-pig-farm-food-scra​ps-casinos-coronavirus-pandemic.amp


Thought about them awhile ago. Dirty Jobs and some other show profiled them. Thanks for link.
 
2020-07-04 11:29:59 PM  

baron von doodle: Reminds me of the pig farm 30 miles off the Vegas Strip. Doing poorly now, apparently.

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.foxne​ws.com/us/las-vegas-pig-farm-food-scra​ps-casinos-coronavirus-pandemic.amp


Also, don't understand why this was posted in this thread, but again, thanks for the link.
 
2020-07-05 12:02:10 AM  

mybluemake: baron von doodle: Reminds me of the pig farm 30 miles off the Vegas Strip. Doing poorly now, apparently.

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.foxne​ws.com/us/las-vegas-pig-farm-food-scra​ps-casinos-coronavirus-pandemic.amp

Also, don't understand why this was posted in this thread, but again, thanks for the link.


Odd property worth lots doing something odd. Probably just me.
 
2020-07-05 12:09:43 AM  

bigbadideasinaction: gar1013: Probably should be torn down.

The people who owned it may have stolen the land from indigenous people, and it certainly doesn't sound like their family was inclusive of POC. They probably didn't even understand gender theory, and you can just tell that the people that would live in such a house probably misgendered so many people.

We're sorry you can't yell racial slurs in public now and the only places accepting that are twitter and gab.


Why would I yell something in public that I would never say in private, or at all?

Keep projecting.
 
2020-07-05 12:10:19 AM  

Driedsponge: gar1013: Probably should be torn down.

The people who owned it may have stolen the land from indigenous people, and it certainly doesn't sound like their family was inclusive of POC. They probably didn't even understand gender theory, and you can just tell that the people that would live in such a house probably misgendered so many people.

Conservative humor, everyone.


Almost as funny as paying $5/month to comment on articles.
 
2020-07-05 12:18:36 AM  

gar1013: Driedsponge: gar1013: Probably should be torn down.

The people who owned it may have stolen the land from indigenous people, and it certainly doesn't sound like their family was inclusive of POC. They probably didn't even understand gender theory, and you can just tell that the people that would live in such a house probably misgendered so many people.

Conservative humor, everyone.

Almost as funny as paying $5/month to comment on articles.


Eh. I pay the $5 to support the site. I rarely access the TF content. 60ish hours a month for $5? I'm ok with that. Someone has to keep the lights on.
 
2020-07-05 12:19:30 AM  
Well, 30-60 hours/ month.
 
2020-07-05 6:04:46 AM  

8 inches: Two weeks


They have weak trees.
 
2020-07-05 8:04:05 AM  

gar1013: Driedsponge: gar1013: Probably should be torn down.

The people who owned it may have stolen the land from indigenous people, and it certainly doesn't sound like their family was inclusive of POC. They probably didn't even understand gender theory, and you can just tell that the people that would live in such a house probably misgendered so many people.

Conservative humor, everyone.

Almost as funny as paying $5/month to comment on articles.


I don't.  I pay $5 to support a business I use on a daily basis and for access to more articles than what the mods choose to greenlight.
 
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