Italianate Brownstone in Carroll Gardens and Three More to See This Weekend, Starting at $750K

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    Contractors, start your engines: Our open house picks this weekend are all in need of meaningful attention, with plenty of worn linoleum, faux-wood paneling, acoustic tile ceilings and cheaply renovated kitchens awaiting transformation. A geographically diverse bunch, they’re found in Carroll Gardens, Ditmas, Crown Heights and Cypress Hills.

    First up, a three-story brownstone with a large front garden at 26 3rd Place in Carroll Gardens. It’s on the market for the first time since 1961, and if that leads you to suspect some updating is in order you wouldn’t be off base. There’s plenty of cosmetic work to be done and likely more besides; the listing puts it in “estate condition.” There’s some original detail though, including moldings, door and window casings and a nice arched entrance door. The current layout is a lower duplex and an upper rental.

    Next stop is 404 East 16th Street in Ditmas, where we find a wood-frame house circa 1900, whose facade was brick veneered at some point, though the cornice remains. This one’s a bit of an eyesore, with an interior that ranges from drab to worse than drab, and a forlorn concrete backyard. So there’s plenty of work in store for the buyer. Not much detail to speak of, though there are some original wood floors, crown moldings on the top floor and a mid-20th century fireplace. It’s currently configured as a duplex with an upper rental; the “recreation room” notation on the cellar in the floor plan is a notable stretch even by broker standards.

    The next one is a three-story brick townhouse on Dean Street in Crown Heights, with an apartment on each floor and a finished cellar. Speaking of broker stretches, the listing puts the house in “excellent move-in condition,” although the front hallway cries out for a paint job and the pictured kitchens lack refrigerators or stoves. In general there’s not much here in the way of eye candy; the house was cheaply gutted and Home Depot-ized some point and could use a cosmetic overhaul, though the original staircase remains.

    The last point on the itinerary is Cypress Hills, and a semi-detached wood-frame Queen Anne with a front porch on Elton Street. It’s a three-story, 22 feet wide, with an upper duplex over a parlor-floor rental. It comes out to around 2,600 square feet not counting the cellar, according to the listing. In continuation of this week’s theme, the place needs considerable work, though there’s some original detail to be found, including crown moldings, window and door casings and the bannister.

    Brooklyn Homes for Sale in Carroll Gardens, Ditmas Park, Crown Heights, Cypress Hills

    26 3rd Place
    Price: $2.799 million
    Area: Carroll Gardens
    Broker: Corcoran (Vanessa Villanova, Jeb Hart)
    Sunday 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
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    Brooklyn Homes for Sale in Carroll Gardens, Ditmas Park, Crown Heights, Cypress Hills

    404 E. 16th Street
    Price: $1.5 million
    Area: Ditmas Park
    Broker: Corcoran (Yaroslav Makaruk)
    Sunday 1-3 p.m.
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    Brooklyn Homes for Sale in Carroll Gardens, Ditmas Park, Crown Heights, Cypress Hills

    1513 Dean Street
    Price: $1.475 million
    Area: Crown Heights
    Broker: Corcoran (Henze Marvin)
    Saturday 1-2 p.m.
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    Brooklyn Homes for Sale in Carroll Gardens, Ditmas Park, Crown Heights, Cypress Hills

    70 Elton Street
    Price: $750,000
    Area: Cypress Hills
    Broker: Corcoran (Jonah Ramu Cohen, Monique Walker)
    Sunday 2-3 p.m.
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