Bushwick

Renovations are underway at Doering-Bohack House in Bushwick

Eye on Real Estate: Landmarked wood-frame house sold for $1.6 million last year

November 1, 2017 By Lore Croghan Brooklyn Daily Eagle
Here's a glimpse of Bushwick's Doering-Bohack House, which a new owner is renovating. Eagle photo by Lore Croghan

It’s a standout among Bushwick’s apartment buildings, rowhouses and brick brewers’ mansions — an enormous 1880s wood-frame house with a big lawn, and a detached garage, too.

As a bonus, it was designed by an important late 19th-century architect, Theobald Engelhardt.

Doering-Bohack House at 1090 Greene Ave. on the corner of Goodwin Place is a yellow clapboard house with neo-Grec and Queen Anne detailing. It was designated as an individual city landmark in September 2014.

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Since then, it has been sold — and the new owner is renovating it.

The work includes the installation of steel beams and columns, the underpinning of 53 linear feet of exterior walls, the elimination of brick walls in the cellar, a plumbing upgrade and other interior work, city Buildings Department filings indicate.

The new owner, Gabriel Check, purchased the property for $1.6 million in November 2016, city Finance Department records show.

The Landmarks Preservation Commission calls the property Doering-Bohack House because its very first owners were husband and wife Frederick Doering and Rosa Theodora Doering.

Later, supermarket king Henry C. Bohack owned the house for many years.


Film buffs are familiar with the Bohack grocery-store chain, which he founded. In “The Odd Couple,” fussy Felix, played by Jack Lemmon, squeezes melons at a Bohack market.

 


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