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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