The opportunity to live in a vestige of history lies in a corner home on General's Row in Garden City.

The redbrick house, listed for $649,000, is one of 19 that were built in the 1940s to house military officers. Top-to-bottom renovations include a new kitchen with granite countertops and stainless steel appliances, hardwood floors in all living areas and built-in cabinetry around the fireplace.

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The four-bedroom, three-bathroom center-hall Colonial features sun-drenched rooms on a private road. "Nobody has reason to be back there unless they live there," says listing agent Catherine Gerspach of DE New Development, a division of Douglas Elliman Real Estate, who is listing the property with Katarzyna Kamer.

Home ownership includes use of the Avalon Garden City clubhouse, which has a swimming pool and fitness center.