Word on the street is this circa 1858 Colonial was once — ahem — a brothel. Well anyway, that’s the story one of the neighbors told the homeowner.
“The house does have a lot of bedrooms and bathrooms for its age,” muses listing agent, Riina Friedrich of Friedrich Real Estate in Babylon. Then again, today, the 11-room house — listed for $649,000 — is a legal owner-occupied three-family home, with a total of five bedrooms, three-and-a-half bathrooms as well as three kitchens. (The new owners will have to reapply for the permit.)
Old-world features include a mahogany staircase and pocket doors as well as built-in bookshelves and moldings, while the mechanics — such as the gas heating system and hot water heater, are new. Other updates include recently added insulation and a 7-year-old roof.
The property — 112 by 150 feet — is neat, too, with a vintage detached two-and-a-half car garage, and interesting landscaping, such as fig trees, Friedrich adds.