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No. 10 : A house that makes us happy to look at

Even on a cloudy day, 610 Metropolitan Ave. is a cheery sight, with its cherry-red facade and charming mosaic trim. Photo by Lore Croghan

Eye On Real Estate: Top 10 Coolest Places In East Williamsburgh

Brooklyn Daily Eagle

The coolest house in East Williamsburg is at 610 Metropolitan Ave.

The cherry-red house has eye-catching mosaic trim made from bits of tile. Even the furniture on the front patio is made of mosaic – including a bench with the inscription “1939 NY Worlds Fair” on it.

“I bought the house that way,” owner Harri K. Singh told Eye on Real Estate. The guy who put the mosaic on the house was an old Italian craftsman, he recalled.

Singh lived on another street in the neighborhood before purchasing the charming home in 1980, city records indicate. Before that, he lived in the Bronx.

“I raised my kids here, and now they've got their own kids,” said Singh, who is a Deputy Chief Inspector in the city Fire Department.

He had the Metropolitan Avenue house brightened up with a fresh paint job last year.

The cherry-red house at 610 Metropolitan Ave. is a standout on its  block. Photo by Lore Croghan

Sitting pretty … on Metropolitan Avenue. Photo by Lore Croghan

Welcome … to the coolest house in the neighborhood. Photo by Lore  Croghan

March 26, 2014 - 10:30am


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