175 Belden Street, City Island, Bronx
175 Belden Street, City Island, Bronx175 Belden Street on City Island, Bronx
The owner grew up in the gingerbread, gothic Victorian at 175 Belden Street on City Island, Bronx. Over the years, the cottage with the spectacular views of the Long Island Sound began to show its age. It needed a new, slate roof and repairs to the siding and wood trim.
The owners saved some of the amount needed to make the repairs, but a low-interest loan of $80,000 from the Conservancy’s Historic Properties Fund made up the difference. Project architect Kaitsen Woo Design & Consulting and contractor Baschnagel Bros, Inc. brought the home back to its — and the owner’s — youth.