Park Slope House for Sale -- 882 Carroll Street

Up for viewing today is a Park Slope limestone on a prime park block, at 882 Carroll Street. There are many a grand home on those park blocks — this one fits the bill and is in pristine condition to boot.

Parlor floor details include a pair of fireplaces, moldings, pocket doors, wainscoting, stained glass, triple bay windows and gleaming parquet floors with inlays. It should be noted that the staircase, per the listing, “has been artfully refashioned to create a voluminous eclectic gestalt.” What that means we couldn’t tell you, but we’re passing it along. (more…)

Carroll Gardens House for Sale -- 393 Clinton Street

Grand Italianate brownstones with all the trimmings intact do not come along too often in Carroll Gardens, but here is the second we’ve seen in as many months. This one, located at 393 Clinton Street, offers a motherlode of original Italianate detail, including elaborate cornices, an ornate marble mantel with a carved pier mirror, arched doorways and stained glass.

Oh, and it’s got a price tag that’s just as eye-grabbing: $7,100,000, to be exact. (more…)

Ditmas Park House for Sale -- 210 Stratford Road

Today’s house is a 1902 Edwardian that’s been beautifully updated by its artist owners, with some vintage-modern touches and a lot of lovely spaces. It’s at 210 Stratford Road in Beverly Square West, but you could be forgiven for calling this Ditmas Park, as many would.

Right now it’s set up as a two-family, with an exceptionally nice one-plus-bedroom rental on the ground floor. Most buyers will no doubt covet that ground-floor space and want to turn this into a one-family, and it could be easily done. (more…)


This landmarked Queen Anne house at 1283 Bergen Street in the Crown Heights North Historic District has all the details you could want. Designed by architect firm Baker & Lincoln and built circa 1890, it is brimming with original mantels, woodwork, shutters, moldings and inlaid parquet floors.

It all looks to be in pretty good shape, too. Outside, the well-preserved exterior has a lot of curb appeal, with a curved limestone and brick front, arched windows and original ironwork, all adding up to a charming English cottage look. It is part of a row of five, all slightly different. (more…)

Carroll Gardens Brownstone for Sale -- 371 Clinton Street

Our point of focus today is a four-story brownstone at 371 Clinton Street, set up as a one-family home. In pristine shape, it’s ready to move into, for the buyer who can swing the ask of $4,495,000.

Though not awash in detail, it’s got some nice features — a wood burning fireplace with a marble mantel, moldings, original hardwood floors, wooden shutters, all in fine condition.



Neither brownstone nor limestone nor brick, today’s pick is an Italianate frame house, which sits amid a row of such houses at 1323 Prospect Avenue in Windsor Terrace. A two-story, one-family home, it carries a price tag of $1,475,000.

For that sum, the buyer gets a three-bedroom duplex with a finished basement. It’s laid out in standard fashion: three bedrooms, one quite small, and a full bath on the upper floor. On the ground level is the living room, dining room, kitchen and a second bath.

The living room has bay windows and an original mantel. There’s a second one in the dining room, but no functioning fireplaces. (more…)


A boarded-up wreck for decades, this once-spectacular, landmarked 1890s Romanesque Revival brick and brownstone row house, at 245 Greene Avenue, was a Brownstoner House of the Day in 2014. It was asking $1,995,000, the longtime owner having just sold to a would-be flipper for $950,000 in April 2014.

Commenters at the time said the price was outrageous, given what it would cost to renovate. And sure enough, it didn’t sell. Instead the flipper opted to renovate it, and now it’s back on the market.

It’s been redone top to bottom and, generally speaking, it looks more like new construction than faded glory restored. (more…)


The object of our attention today is an elegant four-story, four-bedroom brownstone, at 66 Clifton Place in Clinton Hill, that’s outfitted as a one-family. With original details and a thoughtful renovation, it’s got a fair amount to offer the buyer who can float the price tag without rental income.

Among those things is a master suite that takes up a full floor. It’s got a large bedroom in the front, a walk-in closet, and a bathroom large so large you could get exercise walking from the double sinks to the Jacuzzi tub. (more…)


Our house of the day is a four-story Fort Greene brownstone, but it’s more than that. It is, and we’re quoting the listing here, a transitional French Second Empire neo-Grec-style historic brownstone. Listed by Corcoran broker Rodolfo Lucchese, it’s located at 374 Vanderbilt Avenue.

It’s got much of what you’d want in such a brownstone — tall arched doorways, pocket doors, parquet floors with inlay borders, moldings, medallions and plaster details. It’s got bay windows and three wood-burning fireplaces with original marble mantels. And it’s a generous 21 feet wide. (more…)


If it’s elegant brownstone detailing you’re after look no further — this Stuyvesant Heights limestone at 234 Decatur Street is swimming in it. Designed by famous 19th century Swedish architect Magnus Dahlander and built in 1897, it’s jam packed with elaborate woodwork, as well as moldings, plaster detailing, tin ceilings, mantels, mirrors, stained glass, wainscoting, parquet floors, pocket doors and built-in cabinets.

Sited on a lovely block in the Stuyvesant Heights historic district, the four-story house is set up with an apartment on each floor. While most of it appears to be in excellent condition, at least the ground-floor dining room needs a little polishing. (more…)


Today’s house, at 772 Quincy Street in Bedford Stuyvesant, has lots of lovely original details. The photos reveal that much. They don’t reveal a whole lot else though, leaving open some questions about what else we’re dealing with here and what kind of shape it’s in.

The details in question include wall moldings, elaborate plaster decorations, ceiling medallions, original window and door moldings, pocket doors, slate mantels with their rare original faux painting intact, and a pier mirror on the parlor floor. Much of it looks to be in good shape. (more…)