305 DeGraw Street during renovation (photo curtesy of Google Maps)
NYC Department Of Buildings permits for a renovation on the 25 foot wide, originally two- story building with garage at 305 DeGraw Street between Court and Smith Streets were first issued in 2002, but work did not start until a few years later.
The house changed hands in 2006 for $1,875,000 and new permits were issued in 2007. Plans were filed by Shortly afterwards, construction began in earnest. The building was gutted, an extension in the rear was built and a tasteful 3rd floor mansard roof addition was added. It looked as though construction was almost completed at the end of last year when the scaffolding was taken down.
However, there has been no action recently on the nearly-completed building and it remains unoccupied.
Does anyone know what is going on and why this is taking so long? There are no violations or complaints registered with the DOB, which could have slowed this job down.