828 union street park slope 92014

All this house needs is some fresh decor and it will be a stunner. The house seems to have everything, including the original passthroughs and a wood burning stove in the kitchen, not to mention the original butler’s pantry and elaborate late-Victorian wood moldings.

The six original mantels include a wooden one with Minton-style Shakespearean themed tile in the parlor and a faux painted slate one in one of the top floor bedrooms. The house appears to be in move-in condition, with updated bathrooms and kitchen.

It’s set up as a one-family, and is zoned for P.S. 321, according to the listing. Do you think they will get their ask of $3,710,000?

828 Union Street [Elliman] GMAP

16 willow place brooklyn heights 92014

Built around 1850 or so, according to the listing, 16 Willow Place appears to be a Greek Revival brick row house with an interesting minimalist renovation from the ’80s. The single-family house has original wide plank floors and a black marble mantel, as well as some exposed beams and bricks. While some of the rooms are traditional, the parlor, kitchen and bath have been remade into sleek contemporary spaces and the staircase has been moved so it is perpendicular to the side walls. Normally we’re not enthusiastic about modern “interventions,” but we like this one. What do you think of it and the ask of $3,800,000?

16 Willow Place [Brown Harris Stevens] GMAP

330 east 18th street ditmas park 92014

This circa-1900 freestanding shingle house in the Beverly Square East area of Victorian Flatbush seems to have all its original details but will need at least some cosmetic work, going by the photos. There is a huge wraparound porch, several bay windows, leaded glass, mahogany and other exotic woods, a seat with storage built into the stair in the entry, eight bedrooms, an en suite shaving closet, and front and back stairs. There is also a two-car garage. What do you think of it and the ask of $1,495,000?

330 East 18th Street [Corcoran] GMAP

274 vanderbilt avenue fort greene 92014

With kitchens on the third and fourth floors only, the layout of this circa 1870s Second Empire-style Italianate is eccentric to be sure. But there are grand proportions and plenty of original detail to work with, at least on the parlor floor.

It would be easy enough to create two floor-through rentals over an owner’s duplex simply by inserting a kitchen into the small room off the rear parlor. But more likely than not, the whole place probably needs the works, if the old baseboard outlets shown in the photos are any indication.

As far as we can tell from public records, 274 Vanderbilt Avenue doesn’t appear to be an SRO and hasn’t traded recently. With an ask of $2,695,000, think it’s worth renovating?

274 Vanderbilt Avenue [CORE] GMAP

107a halsey street bed stuy 92014

The parlor floor of this new listing at 107A Halsey Street is spectacular, with extra special low carved wood fireplaces and original tile surrounds, elaborate wood work, plaster moldings, original shutters, diagonal parquet floors, and a beautiful entry with the original front doors. The other floors are not shown, but presumably have less detail, since the listing mentions open layouts and exposed brick.

Unfortunately for a potential owner-occupant, it’s been divided into four floor-through units. As the listing says, it has “potential for a single family conversion or investor friendly development.” Considering the detail and the ask of $2,000,000 — think it’s worth restoring?

107A Halsey Street [Brown Harris Stevens] GMAP

92 argyle road ditmas park 92014

This rambling Victorian at 92 Argyle Road in Prospect Park South has to be one of the prettiest houses we’ve seen in Brooklyn. There are charming arches framing views into other rooms, inlaid floors, stained and leaded glass, bay windows, porches, a breakfast nook, bedrooms painted delightful shades of blue and green — and on and on.

It was built circa 1903 and designed by architect John Bay Slee, according to the listing. The kitchen has been tastefully updated with Craftsman-style cabinets and stainless steel appliances. There is also zoned central air and other new mechanicals. What do you think of it and the ask of $2,395,000?

92 Argyle Road [Halstead] GMAP

794 quincy street bed stuy 82014

Well, that was fast. This Bed Stuy two-family started showings only yesterday and already has an accepted offer, according to the listing. That detail seems to have been added to the listing in the last 24 hours, if not this morning. In any case, we didn’t see it when we picked the listing as an HOTD earlier today.

We were going to write that finally here is a house in need of renovation that is priced like it. Although it doesn’t seem to have ever been a really fancy house, there’s a lot to work with, including original moldings and mantels. The kitchens, baths and backyard could probably use an upgrade in the looks department.

The house is located in eastern Bed Stuy and last traded for $345,000 in 2007. Now the ask is $675,000. What would you pay for it?

794 Quincy Street [Warren Lewis Sotheby's] GMAP

104 king street red hook 82014

The house of the day is actually two houses on an unusual L-shaped lot in Red Hook. From the photos the houses look like they are in need of significant repair. There are some details: moldings, staircases, original wide plank floors, tin ceilings and a built in cabinet or two. There is no floor plan and the listing is vague, so it’s unclear how large either of the buildings is or how many bedrooms they have (Property Shark lists one 25 foot by 35 foot building).

The broker refers to the second building as a boarding house and in one of the pictures it appears that it has several boarded up windows. From the map on PropertyShark, it looks like the two houses are built one behind the other close to King street. The lot goes back towards Pioneer Street and then turns towards Richards Street, making a large L shape running across the back yards of the adjacent homes in the center of the block. What do you think of it for $1,495,000?

104 King Street [Elliman] GMAP