We may be getting pummeled by heat, but a mere spike in the mercury won’t bring the business of house hunting to a halt. Though if those houses happen to be air conditioned it’s a definite plus. One among our open house picks does; another’s got a pool. Points on the compass include Prospect Lefferts Gardens, Carroll Gardens, Bushwick and Bay Ridge.
First up is a flip in Prospect Lefferts Gardens, on Sterling Street between Bedford and Rogers. It’s a two-story one-family with a finished basement that’s been renovated from top to bottom, with new mechanicals, electric and plumbing. There are some restored original details including parquet floors with inlaid borders, a built-in china cabinet in the dining room, wall moldings and a grand pair of Ionic columns, which sit between the master bedroom and an adjoining sitting room. There’s a modern kitchen with Carrara marble counters, a center island and a 36-inch Bertazzoni range; a wine bar in the dining room; and a multi-zone HVAC system.
Next is an Italianate brick townhouse on 3rd Street in Carroll Gardens, which stands 20 feet wide but a mere 36 feet deep. As it’s currently configured there’s a one-bedroom rental on the garden level and a 2.5-bedroom, two-bath duplex above. It’s a bit drab on the inside, with no vestige of original detail, but it looks to be in move-in shape. There’s a wooden deck off the parlor floor and a deep garden with a stone patio.
In Bushwick on Eldert Street, we find a four-story brick townhouse that stands 17 feet wide, which is having its first showing. It’s renovated (though not a flip), and in move-in shape, and sports six decorative mantels, of marble and slate. It’s set up as a double duplex, with two bedrooms apiece; one has a kitchen that looks close to new, with granite countertops and a wild backsplash of silver tile. No outdoor space for the upper duplex, but there’s a large stone patio in the rear for the lower occupant.
Finally, in Bay Ridge on 76th Street we find a limestone row house with a barrel front that has been in the same family for a long time and “meticulously maintained,” according to the listing. This one’s got quite a bit of original detail, including a tiled entrance foyer, wainscoting, parquet floors, and a coffered ceiling and leaded glass china cabinets in the dining room. There’s a cute and bright kitchen in the rear, with large windows and a glass door that leads out to a deck. There are four bedrooms and two baths all told, and an above ground pool in the backyard. Whether open house goers are allowed to jump in and cool off we’re not certain.
50 3rd Street
Price: $2.495 million
Area: Carroll Gardens
Broker: Brown Harris Stevens (Sal “Cappi” Capozucca, Victoria Capozucca)
Sunday 12-1:30 p.m.
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11A Eldert Street
Price: $1.599 million
Broker: Charles Rutenberg (Chrisette Mignott, Jennifer L. Bruno)
Sunday 1-2:30 p.m.
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538 76th Street
Price: $1.295 million
Area: Bay Ridge
Broker: Thomas Gugliucci
Sunday 12-3 p.m.
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