This mid-19th century Italianate in Prospect Heights makes up in width (24 feet across) what it lacks in depth (40 28 feet). The double duplex is nicely renovated and has lots of cute old details, including arched entry doors, floors, marble mantels, a wood burning fireplace, tin ceilings and wedding cake plaster decorations.
We’re guessing it probably gets a lot of light too because of the dimensions. The only thing we’re not liking is that step up to the dining room in the owner’s duplex. What do you think of it for $2,400,000?
The first thing you notice about the red brick and brownstone Queen Anne at 196 Hancock is the exceptional exterior. Designed by architect Gilbert Alphonse Schellenger, the house was built in the early 1880s, according to Save Bedford Stuyvesant. Inside there are plenty of original details, including parquet floors, elaborate fretwork screens, mantels, a pier mirror, shutters and pocket doors.
It is set up as two floor-through rental apartments over an owner’s duplex. It’s located between Marcy and Nostrand, an architecturally distinguished block that is has been the focus of the Bed Stuy house tour for several years. This is agent Ban Leow’s first exclusive since joining Halstead. There will be an open house Sunday from 1 to 3 pm.
Click through to the jump for more photos, including ones not on the listing. What do you think of it and the $1,850,000 ask?
It looks like a very high end renovation of 115 St. James Place is in the works, and the listing promises it will be completed “shortly.” Could this be the same renovation we wrote about in 2008?
There’s a kitchen with carrara marble and walls of windows, custom cherry cabinets in the dining room, and more walls of windows in the master bedroom. It could be cold, though, and the split level parlor floor with a column in the middle looks awkward to us.
It’s set up as an owner’s duplex (the “triplex” mentioned in the listing includes the cellar) with two large, potentially high-income rental units above, including a duplex whose top floor is set back and not visible from the street.
In 2007, the owner filed to convert the house from an SRO to a four-family; the permit was issued in December. We could not find a new C of O, but perhaps it’s coming.
Here’s a sweet brownstone close to Saratoga Park that is chock full of details and appears to be in good condition. Built in 1891 by architects Cornell and Barnes, according to the listing, the Romanesque/Renaissance Revival style house has its original encaustic tile entry, wainscoting, fretwork screens, stained glass transoms, a pier mirror, and mantels.
The three-story house with basement and cellar is set up as a double duplex, and would probably be easy to configure as a rental over a triplex as well. The roof, heating, plumbing and electric have all been recently updated, but there are no photos of kitchens or baths. The only cons we can see is that it’s 18 feet wide and has baseboard heating.
It’s located in the proposed Stuyvesant East Historic District. Do you think they will get their ask of $1,225,000?
This early 20th century single family house in Flatlands looks to be in excellent condition and has many delightful prewar touches including arched doorways, decorative moldings, parquet floors, a stained glass skylight, and an original full bath in the basement.
There are three bedrooms, two baths, a garage big enough for two cars that opens into the house, and laundry in the finished basement. The boiler and water heater are new. What do you think of it for $399,000?
It’s not often that a minimalist renovation of a 19th century townhouse succeeds, but we think this one does. The 4,000-square-foot single-family home at 12 Garden Place in Brooklyn Heights offers dramatic and well considered spaces as well as cozy nooks, built-ins and original details such as marble fireplaces and gigantic arched doorway moldings.
The house, a mid-19th century Italianate brownstone, is 20 feet wide and 50 deep with four bedrooms, 3.5 baths, an office and storage rooms. There are six mantels, including two working fireplaces, upgraded mechanicals and central air.
What do you think of it and the ask of $6,250,000?
How adorable is this Prospect Lefferts Gardens brownstone? We are swooning for the simple transitional Victorian-meets-Craftsman details, especially the dining room with its built-ins, panelling, and coffered ceiling. But the original front doors, simple parlor, parquet floors and green tile mantel are great too. What’s more, it’s “only” $1,050,000, which to our jaded ears is beginning to sound like a bargain.
However, it is only a one-family and “needs some TLC,” according to the listing. No bathrooms are shown, which is not a good sign, but we think the kitchen would do just fine with a new counter and some paint. What do you think they will get for it?
Located in a prime Boerum Hill block of Greek Revival, Gothic and Italianate brownstones, 398 Pacific Street and its adjacent empty lot are being marketed as a development site. Luckily, the block is landmarked, so we imagine any development would preserve the facade of the existing building and create something harmonious next door, even if on the inside the buyer opts to turn the whole thing into one multi-unit apartment building.
The interior of 398 Pacific, an Italianate, doesn’t look all that bad in the photos, though some fresh paint wouldn’t hurt. It’s currently set up as a duplex with triple parlor and marble fireplaces, with two 2.5-bedroom floor-through apartments above.
But on to the technical details of the development potential of the site: The two lots together are 44 feet wide. The empty lot has a curb cut, and the 4,400-square-foot three-family brownstone could be enlarged to a total of 8,800 square feet, according to PropertyShark. The listing notes that an additional 1,280 square feet would potentially be allowed under R6 zoning. (We have no idea if Landmarks would approve such an enlargement, but there is a 50-foot-long backyard.)
The property will be “delivered as is,” said the listing, which didn’t specify if that also includes tenants. Do you think the asking price of $4,250,000 makes sense for a developer or an owner occupant?
This sweet little bay windowed Colonial in South Midwood looks like it has a ton of potential and won’t take much work. We’re digging the spacious floor plan, the wallpaper in the dining room, Chambers stove, claw foot tub, and built-in bookcases. The bathrooms, while not original, look to be in good condition. There is also a garage.
While the listing says nothing about mechanicals or roofs, going by the photos all it seems to need is a new kitchen, a mantel in the dining room, and some sprucing up with some fresh paint. What do you think of it for $990,000?
This 23-foot wide, five story, one family Greek Revival townhouse “has it all” says the listing, and we would have to agree. There’s tons of original detail, all perfectly restored, a roomy foyer, a mud room with radiant heat, dark marble fireplaces, a nicely renovated kitchen in a tearoom extension off the back, a wood-covered metal deck, updated baths, an irrigation system, central air, “state of the art mechanicals,” and so on.
Given the size and condition, do you think the ask of $6,950,000 sounds reasonable?
The interior of this single-family Midwood house looks like a shopping mall or cruise ship, but we have to give the architect points for not designing a typical McMansion on the outside. There is perhaps a bit too much going on, particularly with the second story balcony, but overall the facade is refreshingly original — at least we’ve never seen anything like it. We like the asymmetry and the curious window detail on the bottom left.
Although the listing says it’s a one-family, it also says there’s a separate one-bedroom, one-bath apartment with its own entrance in the basement. In the owner’s triplex, there are five bedrooms and two baths. There’s also a fountain, pictured above, marble floors and a “breath grasping chandelier,” as the listing puts it.
Sheepshead Bites noted the ask of $1,850,000 is about twice what houses usually go for in Midwood. Think they’ll get it?
The house at 582 Washington Avenue is one of those stunning Clinton Hill Italianates with grand proportions and details. In this case, that includes elaborate ceilings, arched pocket doors with etched glass, marble mantels and inlaid and parquet floors.
Everything looks to be in wonderful condition, but there are no photos of kitchens and baths and the listing says nothing about mechanicals. It’s currently set up as two floor-through rentals over an owner’s duplex. The ask is $2,495,000.
Anyone go to the open house this past weekend? Do you think they’ll get their price?