We wouldn’t quite call it a trend, but there are certainly a lot of bright green homes on the market right now. This spiffy Hyde Park house, which is one of them, is located on a large corner lot in north Hyde Park. Although it has one side facing busy West 45th Street, it does indeed look like owners have managed to make it the “private oasis” the listing describes, primarily with strategic use of foliage, fencing, and strategically placed walls.
Built in 1935 as a duplex, it had been updated and remodeled as single-family home with three bedrooms and two bathrooms while maintaining its versatile floor plan. The 1,608-square-foot, one-story clapboard house features hardwood floors, custom cabinetry and built-ins, French doors, a skylight, stained glass accents, a wet bar/kitchenette, and a screened-in porch.
It also has multiple outdoor living and work areas, including a detached studio, a potting hut, a storage space, and gardening and sitting spaces shaded by large trees. Since the two sides still have separate electric meters, it could be fairly easily restored to its duplex status for those seeking rental income along with their oasis.
In addition to the full kitchen, the house also features a wet bar/kitchenette.
Light-colored wood floors, well-placed windows, and French doors help make the home full of natural light.
The features in the yard include towering shade trees, native plants, gardening areas, entertainment areas, and lush lawns.
• 4501 Avenue H [Green Mango Real Estate]