01 May Three buyers who found narrow plots of prime real estate and made it work.
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When Cyril Borovsky bought this Riverdale property in 2016 for $530,000, it was just a narrow strip of grass between two postwar bungalows, with nowhere to go but up. Borovsky, a 33-year-old industrial designer, fabricated a frame from steel, poured five-inch-thick concrete floors with in-floor radiant heating and lined the bathrooms with porcelain. The city was worried about the health of a silver maple in the backyard, so a chunk of his budget went toward cantilevering the rear of the house over a parking pad in the backyard to avoid putting pressure on the root system. The house was completed in 2018.