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The insides of this house look pretty dire, with crumbling walls and ceilings, wires hanging down, and the kind of rigid linoleum tile flooring that sometimes turns out to contain asbestos. And that couldn’t be mold spotting the ceiling in one of the photos, right?

Still, though, despite appearances, it’s probably no more work than the average Brooklyn townhouse in need of everything — unless, of course, “everything” also includes severe water damage, new windows, a new cornice, new roof and repointing the brick exterior. In any event, all we know is the listing says “this property needs a complete gut renovation.”

There are a few nice old details left, including window and door surrounds, shutters, crown molding, and a marble fireplace. But at the current ask of $995,000, we’re not sure there’s enough of a discount to make this an attractive proposition. Or are we behind the times?

1324 Bergen Street [Corcoran] GMAP

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We don’t usually feature houses with no interior photos, but Sunset Park listings are rare and the broker has included a floor plan and lots of info. The bow front limestone exterior at 650 49th Street with pressed metal Renaissance Revival cornice and triangular entrance pediment is quite attractive, but inside “this is a handyman special,” according to the listing

Some original detail remains, but it sounds like a gut or partial gut will be needed. The two-family has an original entrance banister, interior window moldings and some original floors. There are also drop ceilings, wood paneling, tile and carpeting. It will need a new gas boiler, water heater, kitchens and baths. The house is also narrow at 16.67 feet.

Considering how prices have gone up in the area and the work needed, does $850,000 sound fair?

650 49th Street [Corcoran] GMAP

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This lavish Renaissance Revival limestone appears to be in move-in condition, going by the photos, with an updated kitchen and baths as well as plenty of original details. Those include an elaborate built-in in the rear parlor, a pier mirror, a wood burning fireplace and five mantels. There is also an outdoor fireplace in the garden.

It’s currently set up as a one-family, although it’s a three, according to the listing, and the floor plan seems intact. It is slightly narrow at about 17 feet 3 inches. Built in 1894 as one of seven in a row, it was designed by architect Albert E. White, according to a Building of the Day post (White also designed 1234 Dean Street).

Do you like it? And with the neighborhood record having recently leapt from $2,108,902 to $2,900,000 for a 27-foot-wide mansion in need of work, do you think the ask of $2,300,000 is reasonable?

1193 Bergen Street [Corcoran] GMAP

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We like the looks of the outside of this new-construction townhouse. The inside isn’t as interesting, at least as rendered, and the windows appear much smaller. The five-story mixed-use brick building on a triangular lot will consist of two duplexes over a ground-floor store space. Construction is set to wrap in April. What do you think of it and the asking price of $3,200,000?

995 Washington Avenue [AptsandLofts] GMAP

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This Park Slope Italianate at 35 Park Place is a bit of a mixed bag. There are some original features, but the house has suffered from being chopped up into four floor-through units, in our opinion.

On the plus side, the exterior is attractive, particularly the entry, and inside there are arched white marble mantels, an original staircase, molding and other features. But we think this one is going to take a lot of work. Unless, of course, you want to buy it as an investment property and keep it as is.

The ask is $3,095,000. Think it will fly?

35 Park Place [Sotheby's] GMAP

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Yet another attractive Fort Greene brownstone has hit the market. This one at 96 Fort Greene Place is straight-up Italianate with classic features such as arched white marble mantels, elaborate crown molding, and what looks to be a now-enclosed tea porch in the back. It’s set up as an owner’s triplex over a garden-floor rental. What do you think of it for $2,800,000?

96 Fort Greene Place [Corcoran] GMAP

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This four-family brownstone at 26 South Portland Avenue in Fort Greene has lots of classic Italianate features, including carved white marble mantels, elaborate ceilings, gigantic interior doors with arched tops, and niches in the rear parlor (now a kitchen) with more charming plaster details.

The five-story house is set up as three floor-through rentals over an owner’s duplex. This listing is only one week old, but we’re guessing the sellers already has offers, because the “final” open house is scheduled for Tuesday at noon, according to the listing on the Keller Williams website. Click through to it to see more photos.

What do you think of the property and the asking price of $3,450,000?

26 South Portland Avenue [Keller Williams] GMAP

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This Fort Greene Neo-Grec-slash-Italianate brownstone has some pretty marvelous original details, including elaborate ceilings and wedding cake plasterwork, a boldly carved marble mantel, and an unusual transom with what appears to be hand-cut wood applique decoration. There is also a wood burning fireplace.

From what we can tell from the photos, this house appears to be in pretty good condition on the inside, although it is in need of some work. A few big-ticket items are a new facade and windows, according to the listing. There’s an open house scheduled for Sunday.

The property has been on and off the market for years, and finally sold in a foreclosure auction in May for $1,700,000, as BK to the Fullest has detailed.

We’re sure it will be glorious when restored, but do you think the asking price of $2,600,000 makes sense?

306 Clermont Avenue [Corcoran] GMAP

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This three-story limestone at 28 Midwood Street is just the sort of house we would expect to fly off the shelves, but it’s been on the market since March. (See the listing on Sotheby’s site here.) There is a fancy new kitchen and baths with lots of marble and designer appliances as well as tons of original detail.

The latter includes late 19th century fireplaces with tile, parquet, columns, built in seats under windows and the stair, panelling, a beamed ceiling in the dining room, a pier mirror and plenty of wood work, both dark and painted white, throughout. (We wonder, though, if the white-painted exposed brick in the extension kitchen might make the room a little chilly?)

The house last sold for $1,290,000 in 2005, before the renovation — quite a chunk of change back then, even for a single-family house in the Manor. Do you think the asking price of $2,500,000, which has not changed since it was first listed, could be holding it back?

28 Midwood Street [Sotheby's] GMAP

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This 1907 Craftsman style home at 633 East 19th Street in Midwood Park has several outstanding features you don’t see every day: An intact bathroom with original tile and pedestal sink, an unusual arched red brick wood burning fireplace, and a sleeping porch (also useful as a sun room). And it also has lots of other original detail, including wood work, stained glass, and a tiger oak and mahogany staircase.

There are also bay windows, lots of bathrooms, a deck and big yard, and a two-car garage. The 1970s kitchen could probably use some updating (or restoration). The house is located in the Fiske Terrace-Midwood Park Historic District, according to the listing. How do you like it for $1,625,000?

633 East 19th Street [Corcoran] GMAP

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We haven’t seen one of these classic blue-blood Heights properties in a while. 7 Monroe Place is a 25-foot-wide Greek Revival with tons of intact and elegant original detail, such as soaring windows and doors with original ear-shaped surrounds on the parlor floor. It’s at least as old as 1849, when it was home to shipmaster Isaac Harris, according to the listing.

There are six decorative mantels and two wood-burning fireplaces. The tastefully simple and unobtrusive kitchen has a vintage Chambers range and is located in an alcove on the parlor floor, leaving plenty of space for a charming breakfast room with a huge bay window overlooking the garden, as well as a dining room and parlor.

Brick with a brownstone stoop and details, the house is set up as an owner’s quadriplex over a two-bedroom garden floor rental. There is also a studio apartment in the rear of the top floor and a library next to the master bedroom. An elevator has been fitted between the staircase and the bathrooms.

What do you think of it and the ask of $7,200,000?

7 Monroe Place [Brown Harris Stevens] GMAP

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A huge warehouse with two residential units and commercial space is up for sale in Bed Stuy close to the Clinton Hill border. It has a funky but appealing renovation, though two tenants are in place until mid-2015. (One of the units was a Rental of the Day last year.) The mechanicals and roof are new, and tenants pay for their own heat and hot water. The whole thing is 8,730 square feet and comes with air rights to build up to 11,000. Think it would make an appealing investment and place to live for $6,250,000?

197 Clifton Place [Corcoran] GMAP