Our picks for open houses to see this weekend are brick, brownstone, limestone and clapboard-sided numbers in Boerum Hill, Bed Stuy, Prospect Lefferts Gardens and Mill Basin, including one with extravagant baroque details in the parlor. They range in price from $679,000 to $3.79 million.
In Boerum Hill, an ornate mid-19th century Italianate brick house with brownstone trim at 425 Pacific Street is in need of renovation, according to the listing, but has attractive assets to its advantage — especially its extravagant front parlor. Built 22 feet wide and configured as a double duplex, the house features seven marble mantels, historic details and an original staircase, says the listing. The photos show only the two main rooms on the parlor floor, which give Versailles a run for its money with ornate ceilings, marble mantels with carved floriate details (one with flowers, the other grapes), a rococo pier mirror with an over-the-top topper, grand overmantel mirror, even grander hollow-backed floriate crown molding, medallions, gilding, parquet floors with elaborate borders and floor-to-ceiling windows. Located on a landmarked block, the house is asking $3.79 million.
In Bed Stuy at 41 Jefferson Avenue, a Neo-Grec/Italianate brownstone is laid out as two floor-through rental apartments on top of a modestly renovated duplex. Nicely preserved original details in this one include bordered wood floors, tin ceilings, richly carved Italianate marble mantels, arched doorways and a handsome curved bannister. The kitchen and bathrooms are attractively renovated in a simple modern style. It looks move-in ready and wants $2.4 million.
Another townhouse showing Sunday features two floor-through apartments behind a bow-fronted Neo-Renaissance limestone facade at 192 Sterling Street in Prospect-Lefferts Gardens. It’s part of a row of 12 in the historic district designed by William Debus in 1910, according to the designation report. Among the historic details on the interior are pocket doors, a stained glass vestibule, a coffered ceiling, medallions and crown molding. In the front there’s also a porch behind a balustrade, and the basement has a built-in cocktail bar. The kitchen hasn’t been recently updated but the cabinets and tile floors appear to be in good condition. It’s priced at $1.6 million.
In Mill Basin, there’s a late 1920s semi-detached two-story single-family home on the market. Located at 2033 East 64 Street, it has a sun room, dining room, shared driveway and its own garage and carport. Inside the original details are intact and appear to be in good condition, including moldings, wide doorways, parquet with inlaid borders, coved ceilings and the original staircase. Upstairs are three bedrooms, plenty of closets and a bathroom that looks fairly dated but in perhaps a retro 1960s and ’70s way, with a mustard yellow tub and matching tiled walls. The U-shaped circa ’90s kitchen could perhaps use some cosmetic updating as well but the granite counters and wood cabinets with arched panels and dentil-trim crown molding look to be in good condition. It’s being offered for $679,000.
425 Pacific Street
Price: $3.79 million
Area: Boerum Hill
Broker: Douglas Elliman (Alexander Maroni)
Sunday February 16, 1 – 2:30 p.m.
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41 Jefferson Avenue
Price: $2.4 million
Area: Bed Stuy
Broker: Brown Harris Stevens (Nancy Giddins)
Sunday February 16, 2:30 – 4:30 p.m.
192 Sterling Street
Price: $1.6 million
Area: Prospect Lefferts Gardens
Broker: HA Jones Realty & Management (Henderson R. Jones)
Sunday February 16, noon – 2 p.m.
2033 East 64 Street
Area: Mill Basin
Broker: Fillmore Real Estate (Noa Kialli)
Sunday February 16, noon – 2 p.m.
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