On November 17, 2013 a fire damaged the first floor of this stunning two-family Italianate at 216 Peckham (google map). The first floor is charred (see photo) yet the second floor remained untouched by the blaze.
Two weeks ago the place was wide open. The roof appears to be in good condition and the house seems to be structurally sound. According to County records the property is assessed for $18k and was purchased in 2008 for $23, 000. Prior to that it had been in the same family for 60 years. It's currently privately owned. Earlier this week it still hadn't been sealed.
216 Peckham is a few short blocks away from one of the City's new urban farms, Common Roots Urban Farm. If the current owners don't have plans, this would make an incredible opportunity for the right person interested in the City's emerging East Side.__________________________________________________________________________________