Our picks for this weekend are townhouses in a range of conditions, from tired and in need of new life to brand new and thoroughly tricked-out.
In the thoroughly tricked-out category is is our Degraw Street pick, one of the newly built neo-traditional “Four on Degraw” homes which started going to market last year. It’s got everything a flush investment banker could ask for, from a built-in wine fridge, walnut flooring and marble countertops to radiant floor heating, a wireless surround sound system and multizoned a/c.
In the old and tired division is our Park Slope pick, which offers space and a bit of original detail, but cries out for upgrading. That includes the room with dark faux-wood paneling.
In Crown Heights we’ve got a top-to-bottom renovation. It’s not as luxe as the Degraw Street house, but everything is brand new. This one offers a three-bedroom duplex with a pair of two-bedroom units on the two floors above.
Last, in Bedford Stuyvesant, we’re looking at a three-story, two-family brick townhouse that’s been renovated in the not too distant past, but offers plenty of room for improvement, especially in the forlorn backyard.