Brooklyn Open House 55 80th Street Bay Ridge

What could be more romantic on Valentine’s Day weekend than touring open houses? You might just fall in love — with a property.

The weather outside promises to be frigid, but inside these nicely renovated spaces should warm you up. Notably, two of the houses feature grand pianos. (more…)


Our Open House Picks from six months ago did well, with three sold and one still on the market. All three went for full ask or near it.

Interestingly, the one property still on the market was the least expensive at $459,000 — nearly 10 times cheaper than the most expensive home. (more…)

Brooklyn Open Houses -- Bed Stuy, Carroll Gardens

Our picks this week offer a range in both style and condition. They include a newly revamped Bed Stuy flip, a classic Stuy Heights brownstone, a brick Carroll Gardens three-story that needs some attention and a fully detached Windsor Terrace house that defies easy description.

Starting out in Bed Stuy, we’ve got a four-story flip at 521 Greene Avenue. It’s quite a nice one, renovated top to bottom in a thoroughly modern style, with open-plan living spaces and steel-railed staircases. It offers a two-bedroom triplex (which includes a finished basement) with a three-bedroom duplex above. (more…)

Brooklyn Open Houses -- Bed Stuy, Fort Greene, Boerum Hill

OK, so last weekend didn’t work out so well for the aspiring open-house goer, at least for those not equipped with sled dogs. It ought to be smooth sailing this weekend, though, and as usual we’ve got four open houses worth your notice. One’s a turnkey, the others need work in varying degrees; the locales are Fort Greene, Boerum Hill, Bed Stuy, and Prospect Lefferts Gardens.

On Adelphi Street in Fort Greene we’ve got a two-family townhouse with a lower duplex and a two-bedroom rental on the top floor. The ceilings are a bit low, but it’s in move-in shape, with central air and updated mechanicals, having  been renovated in accordance with a design by the Brooklyn firm Studio Tractor. (more…)

Brooklyn Open Houses -- Park Slope, Sunset Park, Bed Stuy

Have you heard there’s a chance of snow this weekend? It’s been mentioned in the media once or twice, so you may have caught wind of it. Still, life will go on, and that includes Sunday open houses, even if you may have to bust out the snow boots to get to them.

We’ve got four of them, as usual, ranging from basic to spectacular, and spanning Park Slope, Prospect Lefferts Gardens, Sunset Park and Bedford Stuyvesant. (more…)

Brooklyn Open Houses -- Bed Stuy, Fort Greene, Midwood

No contractor specials this weekend — our open house picks are all in move-in condition. Beyond that common thread they’re a mixed bunch, including an elegant Fort Greene townhouse, a Bed Stuy flip, a detached home in East Midwood and a semi-detached three-bedroom in Bergen Beach. (more…)

Brooklyn Open Houses -- Brooklyn Heights, Bushwick

This weekend’s picks really run the gamut, from location — from prime Brooklyn Heights to a dead-end street at the butt end of Bushwick — to type and condition. Options include a fully renovated brownstone, an estate-condition rehab candidate and a four-family investment property.

First up, on State Street in Brooklyn Heights is a four-story brownstone, which offers a five-bedroom triplex over a one-bedroom garden rental. The home was once one of several on the block belonging to the same landlord who owns the Heights’ biggest eyesore, the neglected home at 100 Clark Street. It changed hands years back, though, and has been recently renovated. (more…)