Top 10 Brooklyn Real Estate Listings: A Beaux Arts Mansion and a Renovated Italianate


    This week’s top 10 most viewed listings included a Georgian Revival house in Windsor Terrace, a Beaux Arts mansion in Park Slope, and a renovated Italianate in Clinton Hill.

    There were multiple listings this week in Bed Stuy. The cheapest home in the top 10 was a condo in Gowanus priced at $899,000, and the most expensive was a Park Slope mansion asking $7.995 million.

    Which would you choose?

    10. This century-old Georgian Revival townhouse at 301 Caton Avenue in Windsor Terrace boasts an original detail that was highly unusual when it was built in 1915. Other charming original details include beautiful inlaid and parquet floors, the original Arts and Crafts style staircase, a bay window, and 1930s-style rounded archways and built-ins.


    301 Caton Avenue
    Price: $1.295 million
    Area: Windsor Terrace
    Broker: Douglas Elliman (Ronald Saltarrelli)
    Listing of the Day: Updated Windsor Terrace House With Details, Heated Garage Asks $1.295 Million
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    9. This early 20th century frame house at 387 East 5th Street in Kensington has some appealing features. It has stately painted columns framing the entrance to the open living and dining areas on the main floor. The inlaid wood floors on the main and second floors appear to be in pristine condition. And for its size — 2,130 square feet — it squeezes in an awful lot: five bedrooms and three full baths.


    387 East 5th Street
    Price: $1.699 million
    Area: Kensington
    Broker: Douglas Elliman (Carolyn Cedar)
    Kensington Edwardian With Neo-Classical Details, Garage, New Kitchen Asks $1.699 Million
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    8. Here’s a stunner of a brownstone for you, a renovated four-story Italianate at 370 Washington Avenue in Clinton Hill that beautifully blends graceful original detail and modern updating. In the “graceful original detail” department we’ve got parquet floors, lovely marble mantels, crown moldings, and the mahogany newel post and curved bannister on the central staircase.


    370 Washington Avenue
    Price: $3.35 million
    Area: Clinton Hill
    Broker: Brown Harris Stevens (Nadine Adamson, Kelsey Hall)
    Stunning Renovated Brownstone With Henrybuilt Kitchen, Other Modern Updates Asks $3.35 Million
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    7. This Romanesque Revival brownstone at 453 MacDonough Street in eastern Bed Stuy might need some work, but the basics are there for this to be a tremendous home. The parlor and garden floors are chock full of woodwork, including elaborate fretwork in the entry and over one of the doors, wainscoting, a large built-in in the rear parlor and at least one original mantel.


    453 Macdonough Street
    Price: $1.499 million
    Area: Bed Stuy
    Broker: Ideal Properties (Erik Serras)
    Stately Bed Stuy Brownstone With Built-ins, Woodwork, Stained Glass Asks $1.499 Million
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    6. This listing is a head-turner for more reasons than one. The house itself is a stunner — a painstakingly restored 1895 Renaissance Revival Bed Stuy brownstone loaded with original details and exquisite Victorian-style updating. And the sale will come as a shock to many — at 538 Decatur Street, it’s the home of a couple known to many Brownstoner readers and Bed Stuy residents who are restoring or renovating houses.


    538 Decatur Street
    Price: $1.695 million
    Area: Bed Stuy
    Broker: Corcoran (Judith Lief)
    A Preservationist’s Bed Stuy Dream Brownstone With AGA Range, Details Galore Asks $1.695 Million
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    5. This two-bedroom condo in a recently converted circa-1900 Renaissance Revival building at 24 3rd Street in Carroll Gardens is long and narrow but includes some historic detail and modern touches. The eight-unit building was converted to condos in 2010, so the renovation is relatively new.


    24 3rd Street
    Price: $899,000
    Area: Gowanus
    Broker: Corcoran (John Bataille)
    Carroll Gardens Condo With Bay Windows, Fireplace, Two Bedrooms, 1.5 Baths Asks $899K
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    4. This home is a detached early 20th century brick house in Colonial Gardens, a private mews in Bay Ridge, off Shore Road. This one’s got an interior garage, which shares the English basement with a laundry room, a half-bath and a paneled rec room. In the house proper there are three bedrooms (with river views from the master), a living room with a fireplace, a dining room and a small kitchen.


    12 Colonial Gardens
    Price: $1.385 million
    Area: Bay Ridge
    Broker: Halstead (Peter Grazioli)
    Four Houses With Mucho Details to See This Weekend, Starting at $1.385 Million
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    3. On Classon Avenue in Bed Stuy we’ve got a narrow Italianate four-story that started life as a brownstone but has had a sub-optimal facade makeover. The photos reveal some nice details, including wood floors, tin ceilings, pocket doors, moldings and marble mantels, of which there are seven.


    439 Classon Avenue
    Price: $2.15 million
    Area: Bed Stuy
    Broker: Halstead (Dina Foster-Osbourne)
    Four Houses With Mucho Details to See This Weekend, Starting at $1.385 Million
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    2. On Ocean Avenue within the Ditmas Park Historic District, there’s an Arts and Crafts house with some Tudor touches, built in 1914.It’s got six bedrooms and three baths (including one with original tile according to the listing), a newly renovated kitchen, four wood-burning fireplaces, stained and leaded glass and a wainscoted dining room with a coffered ceiling.


    994 Ocean Avenue
    Price: $2.3 million
    Area: Ditmas Park
    Broker: Douglas Elliman (Loretta Nastasi-Rivera)
    Four Houses With Mucho Details to See This Weekend, Starting at $1.385 Million
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    1. Finally, a massive Beaux Arts mansion on 8th Avenue in the Park Slope Historic District, loaded with detail that’s been “carefully preserved and lovingly maintained,” says the listing. Nineteen-foot ceilings, 20 rooms, seven baths, nine fireplaces, an elevator, a Tiffany stained-glass atrium, hand painted frescos in the dining room, acres of carved mahogany, and a massive center staircase.


    106 8th Avenue
    Price: $7.995 million
    Area: Park Slope
    Broker: Halstead (Peter Grazioli, Anna Milat Meyer)
    Four Houses With Mucho Details to See This Weekend, Starting at $1.385 Million
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