From the outside, it appears there's still plenty of work left with the gut renovation of 27 E. Seventh St., which once served as a rectory for the pastor and priests of the Order of Saint Basil the Great.
But! Appearances are deceiving, etc., etc. The first rental from the new residential building hit the market on Tuesday, a three-bedroom unit asking $5,190. Per the Streeteasy listing:
Be the first to live in this top of the line, enormous 3 bed! This building has just been gutted, all apartments are brand new, with top of the line condo finishes. Wide plank wood floors, recessed lighting, throughout the apartment. Kitchen features top of the line stainless steel appliances, gorgeous back slash, lots of cabinets, dishwasher and deep sink. Super sized living room, can hold dining table plus couch, coffee table, entertainment center. Each bedroom is large enough for a king or queen bed and furniture. Large closet with overhead shelf space in each bedroom. Bathrooms are fantastic!!! LED showers — let you know when the water is at the perfect temp!
A few photos that accompany the listing...
Back in April 2010, the city shuttered The Village Inn, the hostel that had been allegedly illegally operating here. The building had been on and off the market the last few years, starting at $7.9 million in 2009... various listings said that No. 27 could be converted to floor-through condos, rentals or a spacious single-family home.
The rentals won out, of course.
Not sure how much of the charm was gut renovated out of the building... here's an interior shot from the August 2010 sales listing
Previously on EV Grieve:
The Village Inn hostel on Seventh Street closed by city
From illegal hostel to residential at 27 E. Seventh St.
Seventh Street hostel now ready to become condos or single-family home