Historic Japanese-style house lists in Kew Gardens

But after sitting vacant for a decade, the home is in serious disrepair

TRD New York /
Nov.November 22, 2014 12:00 PM

An architecturally significant, but decrepit, Japanese-style house in Kew Gardens is back on the market after the Department of Buildings declared it unsafe in 2009.

Built in the 1920s, the house, located at 84-62 Beverly Road, has been listed on Craigslist for just $1.2 million, according to DNAinfo. Yet, neighbors say that the owners moved out more than a decade ago, allowing the house to decay.

After numerous complaints from locals, the DOB poured concrete into its windows in order to make it safe, in January 2010.

Still, the ad on Craigslist describes the three-story property as a “huge beautiful 1 family house” with “tons of options.”

A spokesman for the Department of Buildings said in an email that the agency “encourages individuals purchasing property to ensure the building is in compliance with all pertinent codes and zoning regulations.” [DNAinfo]Christopher Cameron

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