From Recent Reno to Fixer-Upper, Four Houses to See This Weekend


    Our open house picks this weekend span a mixed bag of properties in varying states of repair, including a newly built townhouse, a brownstone with a front garden, and 19th-century brick row house. They’re found in Carroll Gardens, Park Slope, Williamsburg and Bed Stuy.

    First up, we’ve got a four-story brownstone in Carroll Gardens — one of the coveted front-gardened ones, on 1st Place. This one’s been in the same family over 70 years according to the listing, no doubt owned by a family whose forbears never imagined the kinds of prices these houses now fetch. It’s a narrow one — 16 feet wide — that’s set up with an apartment on each floor. So an owner-occupant may want to do some refiguring, and probably a fair amount of other work besides. The spaces in the photos are on the utilitarian side, and much isn’t shown, but there are a pair of black slate mantels, plaster moldings and tin ceilings.

    Next up, a three-story townhouse on Prospect Avenue that looks newly built. Or maybe you could call it renovated, but if so, precious little remains of the house that was here beforehand — in its place is one with a new stone and brick facade and an added top floor. It’s got four bedrooms and 2.5 baths on the upper floor, including a top-floor master with a large walk-in closet/dressing room and an en suite bath with a double vanity, tub and walk-in shower. There’s an open plan living space with a sleek white kitchen and a finished basement. There’s ductless heating and a/c, a speaker system, an intercom, security cameras and lighting that can be controlled via smartphone.

    Moving over to Williamsburg, we’ve got a three-story brick row house on North 9th Street, which the listing claims dates back to 1871. This one’s small (just under 17 feet wide and 35 feet deep) and some of the ceilings look fairly low, but it’s got some charm to it, and a fine location. Condition looks good for the most part, though the listing suggests you “bring your architect and/or designer.” As it stands, there’s a media room on the bottom floor, the kitchen is above alongside a living room, and there are two bedrooms on top. It’s got a stone patio in the rear and a deep and charming garden with a lot of plantings, a stone-lined walkway and a pair of evergreen trees.

    Last up, a three-story brick number with an interior garage on Chauncey Street in Bed Stuy, which was built a mere 12 years ago. This one’s a three family — there’s no floor plan but presumably there’s a pair of floor-throughs and a smaller unit behind the garage, with access to the backyard. The photos reveal little in the way of charm, but the listing says it’s in “mint condition” and “no renovations are necessary.” Which doesn’t mean an owner-occupant wouldn’t want to do some updating, if not refiguring.

    Brooklyn Homes for Sale in Carroll Gardens, Park Slope, Bed Stuy, and Williamsburg
    4 1st Place
    Price: $3.195 million
    Area: Carroll Gardens
    Broker: Brown Harris Stevens (Sal “Cappi” Capozucca, Victoria Capozucca)
    Sunday 12-2 p.m.
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    Brooklyn Homes for Sale in Carroll Gardens, Park Slope, Bed Stuy, and Williamsburg

    354A Prospect Avenue
    Price: $2.599 million
    Area: Park Slope
    Broker: Douglas Elliman (Alexander Maroni, Lucy Struever)
    Sunday 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
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    Brooklyn Homes for Sale in Carroll Gardens, Park Slope, Bed Stuy, and Williamsburg

    110 North 9th Street
    Price: $1.995 million
    Area: Williamsburg
    Broker: Compass (Lior Barak, Christine Blackburn)
    Sunday 2:30-3:30 p.m.
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    Brooklyn Homes for Sale in Carroll Gardens, Park Slope, Bed Stuy, and Williamsburg

    175 Chauncey Street
    Price: $1.6 million
    Area: Bed Stuy
    Broker: Exit Realty Landmark (Matthew DeSilva, Chris Cush)
    Saturday 1-2:30 p.m.
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