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Coveted Crib: A Mansion in the Bronx

Joyce Cohen's article for the New York Times, Lots of Home Work, tells the story of a run-down, gem-in-the-rough 16-room mansion in the Bronx that a young family bought for the rather low, low price of $675,000. The home will require at least another $200,000 of renovations, including rewiring and reinforcing of the foundation. But with original details like tin ceilings, carved fireplaces, and stone sculptures, I'd say this house is well worth the effort. Read the article for the whole story on this house.

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ChrissyBaby ChrissyBaby 9 years
I love this house! The historic details are beautiful. I wish them all the best in their new home.
colormesticky colormesticky 9 years
Oh, how I'd love to dig through those books.
Pets Pets 9 years
I love it – that house is filled with potential!
dragonbaby dragonbaby 9 years
What an incredible home. I haven't the fortitude it would take for that kind of undertaking though it will be gorgeous once they are done with it. I'd also enjoy a follow up on their progress.
jazspin jazspin 9 years
That is stunning - I'd love to see pictures of it when they are finished. Money can't buy the kind of character and attention to detail that house has.
Lala538 Lala538 9 years
before I married my husband, he was a caretaker for a mansion like that in philly. it even had an elevator! but it's definitely not for me. good luck to them though.. that's alot of time and money.
emalove emalove 9 years
It kind of reminds me of an old mansion you'd see in a horror movie...
kia kia 9 years
I wish them the best of luck with this property. Fixer-uppers are enchanting when they are gems but sometimes they can be more of a headache than they are worth.
MandyJoBo MandyJoBo 9 years
Wow. This is the ultimate home for someone who loves unique historical houses. I prefer contemporary high-rise condos, but even I am smitten with this house.
UrbanBohemian UrbanBohemian 9 years
Holy Moly! And the fact that it's in the Bronx makes it even more amazing! Nothing against the Bronx, but come on!
sgdish sgdish 9 years
Beautiful home with so much possibility! It's quite an undertaking...but I think will be beautiful and very unique to the area when completed!
CurvatudeBlog CurvatudeBlog 9 years
beautiful...i just love this historic places we used to live in this great mansion here in chicago called the kent and i miss it so much! and i lived in harlem and you can't a shell for less than 500,000 that would need probably an additional 500,000 to make something of it..
RosaDilia RosaDilia 9 years
Nice story but I don't think I would want to invest in a property in need of crucial repairs. They should've settled for the brownstone in Harlem considering they're overall expense from the purchase to the repairs of the home.
aimeeb aimeeb 9 years
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