This three-story-plus-basement brownstone at 101 Macon Street has lots of pretty details and is currently set up as a triplex over a garden-floor rental. There’s a whimsical screen, stained glass, eight very nice late 19th-century mantels, and what looks like two original windows.
Most buyers will probably want to update, although the bathrooms and kitchens look basic but functional. There’s a lot of nice wood work that could probably use some stripping.
We noticed, however, that HPD and the Department of Buildings have it as an SRO (with seven “B” class units), although the listing makes no mention of it. It last traded hands for $530,000 in February in what may have been some kind of foreclosure-related action, after the long-time owner may have refinanced. The name of the current owner is Professional Settlement Agency LLC, according to PropertyShark.
This three-story-plus-basement brownstone at 119 Hancock Street is located on a very distinguished Bed Stuy block with houses with scads of amazing detail such as 1880s walnut wood work and marble fireplaces. That’s the good news. The bad news is this house is an SRO and cannot be financed. It has details — under layers of paint and linoleum — but will need work to restore them. Do you think the sellers will get their ask of $1,295,000?
It’s not often we see a house in Williamsburg with any details left, but this one has some. There’s a mantel, a tin ceiling, and some wood door and windows moldings. We’re not sure what’s going on with the brick bas-relief walls in the living room, but it’s probably removable textured panelling covering up the plaster.
The listing says “bring your architect immediately,” which sounds a little bit dire. Only 16 feet wide, the house is set up as a three-family. The listing says the mechanicals have been updated. There are no pictures of the kitchens or baths.
Do you think it’s an interesting renovation opportunity for an ask of $1,155,000?
This four-story brownstone at 789 Quincy Street has a nice amount of original detail, but looks like it could use a little polishing. The listing says it’s “fully functioning and awaiting your cosmetic upgrades.” It’s in the northeast corner of Bed Stuy near Broadway and the Gates stop. How do you like it and the ask of $895,000?
This house has some amazing architectural details, although it’s going to take a bit of polishing to restore it to its former glory. A buyer might want to undo some unfortunate alterations, such as exposed brick, popcorn ceilings, and a modern tile floor in one of the bathrooms.
We think it’ll be worth it: The house has some exuberant Aesthetic Movement details you don’t see every day, including kicky fireplace tile, elaborate crown moldings over the doors and windows, mahogany inlay floors, impressive geometric ceiling medallions, seven original light fixtures, and scenic stained glass in the bathrooms.
Happily, it also has a relatively new roof, boiler, windows and hot water heater. Do you think it’s a good deal for $1,200,000?
This seems like such a cute house at such a good price for Brooklyn. We like Wallabout and we like the renovation, which features a steel and reclaimed wood staircase, teak hardwood floors, Carrera Carrara marble counters in the kitchen, and lacquer cabinets. All the mechanicals are new, as is the siding, windows, roof, and skylights. The whole nine yards! But the property has a potentially fatal flaw: It’s right on the BQE. Given the reputed dangers of car exhaust, it might work best as a rental or a place to own and live in for a few years rather than decades. It has a lovely outdoor space but we’re guessing you’ll hear traffic. For $999,000, what do you think of it?
It doesn’t get much more classic than a 1910 French Renaissance Axel Hedman limestone half a block from Prospect Park. The single family house at 627 3rd Street was a HOTD in 2010. It has three stories over an English basement and comes chock full of splendid period details as well as top-of-the-line upgrades such as central air.
Some of the features include an open-plan front parlor and center stair hall, a neo-Colonial-style wood mantel, a paneled dining room with coffered ceiling, elaborate parquet and inlaid floors, and the original pass-through sinks.
Looks like a proposed addition in 2011 didn’t happen. In fact, the house doesn’t seem to have changed much since it last traded for $3,297,500 in 2010. Now the ask is $3,950,000. Sound reasonable?
If you hanker for 1870s-style marble mantels and Neo-Grec details, you may want to take a look at this brownstone. Located in Stuy Heights close to the Macon library, it was designed in 1879 by architect Charles Isbill. We’re not loving the exposed brick, but that is easily fixed, and the house also has a pier mirror and its shutters, among other original details.
It’s currently configured as a double duplex, according to the listing, although we see only three stories total. For $1,400,000, what do you think of it?
This three story brick house has some charming details, including shutters, moldings, plasterwork and staircase. Only 16 feet wide, it’s a one-family. Several different agents list the property, including Keller Williams and Elliot Nicks. Keller Williams says it “needs some TLC” and shows photos of the kitchen and a bathroom. There was a lis pendens filed against the building last year, and it most recently changed hands for $210,000 in June, according to PropertyShark. Elliott Nicks says the house is “priced to sell.” For $699,000, do you agree?
This mid-19th-century Italianate wood frame has some charming details, but we suspect it will take some work to restore. The listing says the structure and mechanicals are in good condition, but we see indications — such as baseboard plugs — that a whole house electric and plumbing upgrade might be a good idea. The rooms will need skimcoating, since they’re covered in fake wood panelling, and we think we see some popcorn ceilings. Hopefully those flammable-looking cans perched on the boiler are empty! Currently set up as a two-bedroom unit over a one-bedroom unit, we think it could make a cute one-family. What do you think of it for $699,000?
This house looks amazingly intact and in good condition considering it’s currently a seven-family. There are marble and wood fireplaces, original floors, tile, pocket doors, stained glass and other grand details throughout. But the wood work is painted, we see damage in some areas, and there is no mention of the mechanicals. Plus there’s that pesky C of O. So it has potential but is going to need some work. For an ask of $2,595,000, do you think this project is worth taking on? Update: The agent contacted us to point out that, actually, the listing says “much” of the home’s electricity has been updated.
There’s an awful lot of fake brick and faux wood panelling in this South Slope one-family brick house, but it still manages to exude charm. Quite a bit of the original architecture is still there, including doors and decorative plaster moldings. It’s tiny, though — only 16.67 feet wide and 40 feet long, with less than 1,200 square feet of interior space in all, according to PropertyShark.
Given the size and that it needs work, we were surprised to see the ask of $1,479,000. That works out to more than $1,200 a square foot. Is that what row houses in South Slope are going for these days?