Our slate of open houses to see this weekend promises to provide a bit of a respite from the dreary off-again, on-again winter weather. Candidates include a Carroll Gardens brownstone with a charming deep front garden, an eclectic Crown Heights townhouse built by 19th century lady developer Carrie Hine, and a somewhat mysterious detached home in East Flatbush, whose listing has no interior photos but promises plenty of choice original details inside. They range in price from $799,999 to $3.1 million.
First up: A recently renovated three-family brownstone at 390 Union Street in Carroll Gardens has a landscaped front garden and thick cast iron stoop railings, a charming garden in back with grape vines, and a gym in the basement. Inside, it’s got new mechanicals and details like medallions, crown molding and mantels. The four-bedroom, 3.5-bathroom townhouse is asking $3.1 million.
At 1 Jackson Place in south Slope, a petite and simple 19th century brick townhouse with a bracketed cornice has a cute garden in the back with brick planters and a slate patio. It’s a two-bedroom duplex under a one-bedroom updated with exposed brick and a built-in office desk and shelves. We also spy original crown moldings, nice old floorboards in a few rooms, and a stone mantel. It’s listed for $1.895 million.
In Crown Heights, the unusual townhouse at 799 Lincoln Place has an unforgettable eclectic facade with a graphic leafy keystone that seems to bridge the Victorian and the modern. Designed circa 1899 by architect Frederick L. Hine, the house also has the distinction of having been developed by a woman, Carrie Hine, Frederick’s wife, who “handled the business end of the business,” in the words of Brownstoner’s Suzanne Spellen. Although set up as a three-family, it’s a legal two and needs work, according to the listing. Nonetheless, crown moldings, pocket doors, and an original mantel with garlands and columns survive. Asking $1.2 million, it’s on a stretch known for its vibrant block association, formed in 1956.
Lastly, in East Flatbush not far from Brooklyn College, this five-bedroom single-family detached wood-frame house with Permastone-clad porch has no interior photos but the listing claims “lots of original details,” including mantels, crown molding and pocket doors. It has a new “heating unit,” hot water heater and updated electrical system, according to the listing. In the hands of the same owner since 1975, it’s looking for $799,999.
390 Union Street
Area: Carroll Gardens
Broker: Brown Harris Stevens
Saturday, January 26, 2 – 3:30 p.m.
1 Jackson Place
Area: Park Slope
Broker: Corcoran (Leah Solomon)
Saturday January 26, 1 – 3 pm
Sunday, January 27 12:30 – 2:30 p.m.
799 Lincoln Place
Area: Crown Heights
Broker: Compass (Jim Winters)
Sunday, January 27 noon – 1 p.m.
515 East 28th Street
Area: East Flatbush
Broker: Douglas Elliman (Michael Rastegar, Peter DeStefano, Christopher Howard)
Sunday, January 27 1 – 3 p.m.
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