Seller Bob Haim
Address 52 18th Ave., Sea Cliff
Asking price $745,000
The basics A four-bedroom, 3½-bath Victorian on a 40-by-120-foot lot
The competition A four-bedroom, 4½-bath Colonial on Carpenter Avenue is listed for $949,000.
Nearest recent sale A large Victorian on nearby Central Avenue sold July 5 for $999,000.
Taxes with no exemptions $13,591 (includes villages taxes)
Time on the market Since June 2016
Listing agent Terry Sciubba, Sherlock Homes Realty, Sea Cliff, 516-671-1717
Why it’s for sale Haim, 67, who is retired from the restaurant equipment business, says he wants to downsize.
There are plenty of architectural details in this 2,800-square-foot 1894 Sea Cliff charmer. Haim talks about his home:
“It’s a national landmark Victorian home, but even with that designation there’s no limits on what you can change to the interior of the home. If the exterior of the home changes dramatically, you may lose landmark status. The home has big, beautiful windows and three covered porches plus a balcony off the master bedroom. The backyard is all brick, with some stacked stone terracing. The brick driveway is large enough for two cars, which is considered big for Sea Cliff. The formal dining room has French doors that lead to the back porch. On the ground floor, all the rooms have high ceilings with curved moldings. There are two wood-burning stoves, one in the finished attic and the other in the finished basement. The heating system was converted from oil to gas about three years ago. There’s wood flooring on the ground floor, carpeting in the bedrooms and slate flooring in the basement, which has brick walls. You can walk to two different beaches within five minutes. . . . This home was the home of two mayors and one deputy mayor. This is a great neighborhood with great neighbors.”