Four Charmers With Original Details to See This Weekend, Starting at $518K


    On the open house front we’ve got four newly listed houses for you this week, perhaps a sign that activity is picking up as we hit winter’s final stretch and thoughts turn toward spring. Two are in Bed Stuy and one is nearby in Crown Heights; one could hit all three in a quick bike ride or an ambitious Sunday stroll. The outlier is in East Flatbush. Two are gut renovated, two need a bit of work.

    First up, a newly renovated brownstone on Decatur Street in Bed Stuy, around the corner from the Kingston-Throop subway station. It’s been completely overhauled, but has some original details, including mantels, inlaid parquet floors and plaster crown moldings. There’s a one-bedroom rental with a small office space on the garden level, above is a triplex with a full-floor master suite and two additional bedrooms. The house has updated mechanicals, split a/c, new windows, a finished basement and a washer dryer.

    Next is a two-family house on Sterling Place in Crown Heights that’s also newly gut renovated, including a new brownstone facade where aluminum siding recently stood. It’s a large one, about 1,000 square feet per floor. There’s no floor plan, but the listing tells us there’s a three-bedroom rental on the top floor and an owner’s duplex with “two or three bedrooms.” The largely subterranean lower floor has a large open living space with beamed ceilings and a wall that combines exposed brick and the exposed stone foundation. There’s a washer and dryer in the duplex and ductless heating and a/c.

    It’s back to Bed Stuy for the next one, which sits on Lafayette Avenue between Throop and Marcus Garvey Boulevard. The listing for this one calls it “an opportunity to design your own home all while still living in the house and collecting income” — combine that with the scant photos and the reference to “great bones” and it seems to suggest that parts of the house need work. There are reputed to be “original details throughout,” and the images are nice enough, showing a mantel, some wide-plank original floors, and a newly renovated kitchen. It’s laid out as a three-family, with two floor-through apartments over a duplex.

    Last up, a fully detached house in East Flatbush, on East 32nd Street. It’s a single family, with two bedrooms on the second floor; a living room, dining room, kitchen and enclosed back porch on the ground floor; and a finished attic space above. It looks to be in decent shape, and has nice parquet floors throughout, but could use some updating, the kitchen in particular.

    Brooklyn Homes for Sale in Bed Stuy, Crown Heights, East Flatbush

    116 Decatur Street
    Price: $1.995 million
    Area: Bed Stuy
    Broker: Compass (Marta Maletz, Sivan Sterer)
    Sunday 2-3:30
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    Brooklyn Homes for Sale in Bed Stuy, Crown Heights, East Flatbush

    1224 Sterling Place
    Price: $1.449 million
    Area: Crown Heights
    Broker: Douglas Elliman (Bren Salamon)
    Sunday 1-3 p.m.
    See it here ->

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    Brooklyn Homes for Sale in Bed Stuy, Crown Heights, East Flatbush

    802 Lafayette Avenue
    Price: $1.35 million
    Area: Bed Stuy
    Broker: Compass (Marlene Burns)
    Sunday 2-3 p.m.
    See it here ->

    Brooklyn Homes for Sale in Bed Stuy, Crown Heights, East Flatbush

    345 E. 32nd Street
    Price: $518,000
    Area: East Flatbush
    Broker: Ideal Properties (Ryan Lanning)
    Sunday 12-2 p.m.
    See it here ->

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