All of the open house picks this weekend are move-in ready. From Williamsburg to Bay Ridge, we have a classic Neo-Grec/Italianate brownstone and an Edwardian brick home with a garage. One is in a historic district with original details, while the others have tremendous curb appeal.
Late 19th century Brooklyn was a city basking in the glories of the Gilded Age. Taking their cue from the English gentry, wealthy New Yorkers embraced the creation of posh private gentlemen’s clubs. Here, a man could be waited upon with no family demands on his time.
Here’s a charming floor-through co-op in the Park Slope Historic District, in good shape and with some choice original detail. Located at 902 President Street, it sits a half block from Prospect Park.
Five years after Hurricane Sandy battered an oceanfront lot in Breezy Point, destroying an existing house, a Brooklyn couple purchased the bare site. They hired Alexandra Barker of BFDO Architects, who had designed their Windsor Terrace townhouse, to conceive a new weekend home for their family that could withstand future superstorms.
Here’s a modest two-family brownstone in Park Slope that boasts tons of original Neo-Grec detail. Dating back to the 1880s, the house is located on 393 2nd Street and has been with the same family since at least the 1980s.
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