From Newly Renovated to Needing Work, Four Houses to See This Weekend, Starting at $625K


    Our four open house picks divide up neatly into pairs this weekend: we’ve got two that are newly built or overhauled, and two that need meaningful attention. Take your pick.

    First up, a brick townhouse on Decatur Street in Bed Stuy that’s been gut renovated. Any remnants of the original structure are a distant memory, and what’s taken its place is not overloaded with charm or character, but it’s serviceable enough, and at 20 feet of width there’s decent space. It’s a two-family, with a three-bedroom duplex over a two-bedroom rental. There’s a deck in the rear, a fenced yard, a basement that’s accessible from the duplex, and split heat and a/c.

    The next one’s not far off, in Ocean Hill, on Herkimer Street between Saratoga and Howard avenues. There we find a newly constructed single-family townhouse with a brick façade. (It’s “reclaimed brick,” according to the listing.) Reasonably nice as these things go, it’s got an open plan bottom floor with a glass wall in the rear, with a sleek kitchen with white-lacquered cabinets and an island topped in white Caesarstone. The second floor holds two bedrooms, and there’s a master suite above, with a walk-in closet, a marble-clad bath with dual vanities and a terrace. There’s a finished basement, central air, vented washer-dryer hookups (no actual machines at this price point, apparently), and a video intercom.

    Next up is East Flatbush, and a three-story detached house on East 32nd Street that sits on a 3,600-square-foot lot. It’s a single family that looks to have been used as a dual residence, with kitchens on the first and second floors. So it needs refiguring and a fair amount of updating as well. There are upper and lower front porches, a backyard and a driveway with a large garage in the back.

    Finally, also in East Flatbush, we turn our sights to East 31st Street, a row house with a Romanesque Revival stone façade. This one’s a two-family with a three-bedroom unit on each floor, with less than 1,000 square feet apiece. There are no interior photos, so the exact condition is a mystery, but the low-ish price and the reference to “loads of potential!” are solid clues. The upstairs unit has a deck, and there’s a finished basement with a separate entrance.

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    376A Decatur Street
    Price: $1.7 million
    Area: Bed Stuy
    Broker: Bedford Brownstone Realty (Leslie Dixon, Michael Feldman)
    Sunday 12-2 p.m.
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    1102 Herkimer Street
    Price: $1.15 million
    Area: Ocean Hill
    Broker: Compass (Dan Bentov, Adam Sikorski)
    Sunday 12-1 p.m.
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    646 East 32nd Street
    Price: $899,000
    Area: East Flatbush
    Broker: Ideal Properties (Richard Carpenito)
    Sunday 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
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    201 East 31st Street
    Price: $625,000
    Area: East Flatbush
    Broker: Elite Connect (Avi Dynov)
    Sunday 1-3 p.m.
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