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When 194 MacDonough Street was built, it was one of the fanciest row houses in Stuyvesant Heights. Now it looks like it still has most of those original details, at least on the parlor floor, but will take a lot of work to restore.

Much of the parlor floor seems to be covered in paneling, which probably means extensive plaster restoration will be needed, going by the photos. Still, the staircase, wood work, and wood mantels with Minton-style tiles are all extraordinary.

An LLC bought it for $760,000 from an estate in December. Now the new ask is $1,775,000. Think they will get it?

(By the way, the previous owner shared a name with the judge who owned the Slave Theater, but it is not the same man.)

194 MacDonough Street [Elliot Nicks] GMAP


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Here’s a lovely brick Italianate that has been updated with a rustic — but not overly so — vibe. There are three marble mantels and crown moldings as well as some exposed beams and brick. It’s set up as rental over an owner’s duplex, and the parlor floor has been opened up. There’s also a stained-glass skylight and deck.

Two opens houses are planned for Saturday from 1 to 3 pm and Sunday from noon to 1. What do you think of it and the ask of $2,700,000?

71 2nd Street [D'Andrea Craig Realty] GMAP


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Here’s an early-20th-century one-family close to the park in Crown Heights south with a lot of charming period details.

There are beams, a working fireplace with an original mantel, herringbone floors, charming moldings, a globe light on the newel post — the works. We’re guessing it will need some skim coating in a bedroom and work in the main bathroom, at least, but the bones are good.

We like the location two blocks from the park and not far from shops and restaurants on Franklin on the other side of Eastern Parkway. But just be aware, it’s next to a church and close to one of the two Crown Heights armories at 1555 Bedford Avenue.

There’s an open house this Sunday from noon to 2 pm. What do you think of the house and the ask of $1,100,000?

1056 President Street [B.H. Tal Real Estate] GMAP


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We don’t often see listings for houses in Midwood, and this one has a lot of charm. We’re suckers for shingles, and this one-family at 1078 East 10th Street also has a porch and other circa-1900 goodies. These include a coffered ceiling in the dining room, stained glass, parquet, mantel, and lots of original wood work.

There’s also a butler’s pantry and sun room, and we think we glimpse an original kitchen in one of the photos. Swoon. The ask is $1,400,000. Does that sound about right for the property and the area?

1078 East 10th Street [Corcoran] GMAP


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This circa-1900 barrel-fronted limestone at 163 Fenimore Street in Prospect Lefferts Gardens has tons of elegant 19th century details and a triple parlor configuration, but it also has a convenient layout. All the entertaining rooms as well as the kitchen are on the ground floor, with the bedrooms above.

There is a hall mirror, mantel, coffered ceiling, built-ins, stained glass windows and oodles of wood work. The one-family house looks to be in very good condition, going by the photos, and the kitchen and baths have been updated. What do you think of it and the ask of $1,500,000?

163 Fenimore Street [Halstead] GMAP


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This renovated brick townhouse at 149 Kingsland Avenue in Greenpoint doesn’t have a lot of details but it does have a few. Nonetheless, it’s fairly charming anyway. We like the subway tile in the kitchen and the trim and staircase in the entry and hall. Also, it recently had a small price cut, from $1,650,000 to $1,548,000. Think that will get the job done?

149 Kingsland Avenue [Town Residential] GMAP


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This may be the first flip we’ve seen in East Flatbush, and likely the start of many more to come. For a flip, it’s decent looking, we think. The exterior has a lot of charm, and there is central air and a restored two-car garage.

We could see this appealing to a lot of buyers priced out of areas closer to Manhattan who need more space and something in move-in condition. But, the single-family house is not large — 1,330 square feet, according to PropertyShark. And the ask is $799,000, a bump up for the area, no doubt.

Do you think it’s reasonable, given this house is renovated and most are not?

1163 New York Avenue [Halstead] GMAP


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Here’s a decent looking flip in Bushwick. It appears the circa-1900 yellow-brick Renaissance Revival two-family originally had two identical railroad apartments, and the owners changed up the layout so now there’s an open-plan kitchen-slash-great room in the front with two bedrooms in the back — and goodbye railroad.

Still, we’re thinking this would probably appeal more to an investor than an owner-occupant, since there’s no owner’s duplex. The ask is $1,150,000. Considering the location at the end of Bushwick close to the graveyards, what do you think it’s worth?

126 Moffat Street [Corcoran] GMAP


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After the typical winter slow period, we’re seeing a lot more new properties coming onto the market this week. Though so far, it’s still mostly wrecks and flips.

This landmarked Boerum Hill red brick Italianate has a lot of intact original detail, including doors, mantels and fancy plaster work, but will need a “full renovation,” according to the listing. We’re guessing that will include the stoop, which looks to be spalling in the photo.

The floor plan shows a double duplex setup. But there is already plumbing and room for a kitchen on the parlor floor, if a potential buyer prefers a triplex over a garden rental. Cash buyers are “preferred.”

Given the work it needs, do you think the ask of $3,495,000 will fly?

181 Bergen Street [Corcoran] GMAP

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Here is a four-story, three-family Neo-Grec brownstone overlooking Von King Park in Bed Stuy. It has lots of fine original details, including two pier mirrors, inlaid floors and an arched niche in a bedroom.

It needs some facade work and the bathrooms and kitchens have not been recently updated, the agent told us. It is configured as two floor-through apartments over an owner’s duplex, according to the listing, although the floor plan shows a rental over a triplex. What do you think of it and the ask of $1,700,000?

664 Lafayette Avenue [Halstead] GMAP

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This landmarked 1920s house is on a prominent block in the Manor and has been in lis pendens for years and scheduled to be sold at auction several times (as we noted on one occasion). If it has changed hands more recently than 2003 (for $708,000), though, the sale has not yet hit public records.

There are no interior photos. The listing copy says it has “gracious and elegant bones” but “has been neglected for the past decade” and is uninhabitable, so bring your cash.

The lot is 6,000 square feet and there is a driveway and garage. There may be a doctor’s office on the ground floor, and the taxes are $7,872.53 a year, according to PropertyShark.

Anyone know the backstory here? And what do you think of the ask of $1,500,000?

50 Maple Street [Corcoran] GMAP