60-65 68th Road is a Renaissance Revival style legal three-family row house, designed by Louis Berger & Company, and built circa 1909; located in Ridgewood's Central Historic District. This stately home stands 20x60 on a 90 ft lot with three levels of living space and a full unfinished basement with high ceilings.
Historic details include a Kreischer brick facade with bay windows both front and back, pressed metal cornice with brackets and sways, stone lintels and pediments and original brownstone stoop. A new walnut and glass French entry door in original style was recently replaced with Landmark's approval.
Beautifully renovated with pre-war details throughout, a home of this size and location make this a rare find. Currently used as an owner's upper duplex with a garden level apartment it is easily converted back to a three family home. Possibilities and potential are endless and appealing for both primary use or investor/owner purchase.
The owners duplex consists of 11 rooms with 2 full baths, kitchen and laundry room. The flexible layout can easily offer 5+ bedrooms. The home is bathed in natural light with southern and northern exposures, high ceilings and bay windows make it feel open and airy. Original details include a beautifully restored staircase, newel post and spindles, oversized pocket doors, french doors, pine floors and entry foyer door. A modern kitchen with stainless appliances, butcher block counters and subway tile backsplash blend seamlessly with the period details. Both baths have been fully renovated with classic styles of subway tile and polished fixtures.
The garden level unit is a flex 2 bedroom with an open kitchen, renovated bath, in unit washer and dryer and direct garden access.
Recent updates include an oil to gas conversion with new furnace and hot water heater (2014), new kitchen appliances and washer / dryer (2014-2016), new aluminum double hung windows (2013), new rubber roof (2010), and smart home systems Nest Hello doorbell, Nest thermostat and Nest smoke and carbon detectors. The cornice, fire escape and rear facade was just painted in 2020.
A variety of places to eat, shop and dine can be found on bustling Fresh Pond Rd while smaller quaint establishments can be discovered on the tree lined side streets where you will find Norma's cafe for savory breakfast bites, Millers and Makers for delectable cakes, and Julia's Wine Bar where you can enjoy a romantic evening dinner. Located just 2.5 blocks from the M subway (Fresh Pond Road) it's a quick 30 minutes to Manhattan.
All showings are by appointment including posted open house times. Proof of funds for purchase and completed Covid forms required to show.