Renaissance Revival in Crown Heights and Three More to See This Weekend, Starting at $699,999


We’ve got a brownstone, a limestone, a wood frame and a brick home this week, covering most of the facade types in the borough. All appear to be in good to excellent condition through two have been broken up into several units. They are scattered across the borough in Bed Stuy, Red Hook, Crown Heights and East New York.

First up is a large Neo-Grec brownstone on Greene Avenue in Bed Stuy. It is loaded with details including fireplace mantels, plaster medallions, etched glass, original wood floors and a pier mirror. The home has an owner’s duplex, with bedrooms on the garden floor and two one-bedroom units above. There are no photos of the kitchens or the bathrooms so it’s not clear how much attention they need, though the listing indicates that they have updated appliances. The home will be delivered vacant but is registered as an SRO. And that will place restrictions on how the home can be purchased. According to the listing, the buyer must pay all cash or work with the broker’s designated lender.

Out in Red Hook, we have a modern renovation of a wood-frame home. This four-bedroom single-family row house on Dikeman Street has loads of high-end finishes. The kitchen is decked out with a Viking range and Sub-Zero fridge; the living room has a working fireplace and sliding doors that open to the backyard; the four bedrooms are on the top floor, which is brightened by two skylights — one over a soaking tub. And all of the mechanicals are new.

Next up is a very large Renaissance Revival-style limestone on New York Avenue in the Crown Heights North Historic District. It was built in 1898 and designed by D’Oench & Simon (Albert D’Oench went on to become  New York City’s Superintendent of Buildings). Despite containing five units, the home appears to have maintained many of its original details including wood floors, arched beams, leaded glass and some fireplace mantels. A four-bedroom, 2.5 bath owners duplex sits on the top two floors. The two floors below have two one-bedroom apartments and two studio apartments.

Finally, we have a modern East New York townhouse. This three-bedroom home on Shepherd Avenue is a post-war home, possibly dating from the 1960s, but appears to be well kept. The listing says it is a two-family being used as a single-family. The lower level of the home has a separate entrance and could be used as a rental unit or kept as a rec room or other bonus space. There is a large backyard and, a plus, the driveway can accommodate two cars.


433 Greene Avenue
Price: $2.299 million
Area: Bed Stuy
Broker: Corcorna (Peter Gordenstein)
Sunday 1:00 p.m.-2:30 p.m.
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34 Dikeman Street
Price: $2.250
Area: Red Hook
Broker: Realty Collective (Jane Herro, Christina Fallon)
Saturday 11:00 a.m-12:00 p.m., Sunday 1:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m.
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186 New York Avenue
Price: $2.699
Area: Crown Heights
Broker: BLS Realty (Bouchra Lattef)
Sunday 1:30 p.m.-3:00 p.m.
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658 Shepherd Ave
Price: $699,999
Area: East New York
Broker: Corcoran (John Dadd, Philip Hale)
Sunday 1:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m.
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