Here at Inhabitat, we love showing off noteworthy tiny homes throughout the city, especially when they’re up for sale. Spotted on Gothamist, this 312-square-foot micro bungalow for sale in the Gravesend neighborhood of Brooklyn may seem like a chance to own a home in New York City for under $500,000. But upon closer inspection, we’re not sure that the pricetag is a good value considering that the house looks more like a driveway shed than an actual house.
Located at 86 Bay 47th Street in the Gravesend neighborhood of Brooklyn, this mysterious little house is back on the market after two pending sales fell through in the past six months, according to Zillow records. The 312-square-foot single-family home was built in 1925, and has just one bedroom and one bathroom. It sits on a narrow lot measuring 20 feet wide by 97 feet deep, most of which is paved. The listing highlights this feature, boasting “private drive for six cars,” which is typically high on the wishlist for potential buyers of one-bedroom properties. (Oh, wait, no, it’s not.)
We know you’re dying to see the inside of the home, and we are too, but no dice. Anthony Mussolino, the broker handling the property, says that there are no interior photos of the house. None. Nada. Zip. Why? “The house needs work,” he told Inhabitat in an email, without offering details.
The real estate listing points out that buyers can create a 40-foot-wide lot by also purchasing the adjacent property at 84 Bay 47th Street, which holds a two-bedroom townhome and is also on the market. Gothamist points out that an older listing showed the two properties being offered as a package deal at one point before the smaller one branched off into its own listing.
Images via Ben Bay Realty