As we head into the Christmas season, there are promising properties to see for yourself even if, as we suspect, your gift budget doesn’t include buying a house for a friend or relative. This week’s selection ranges from a rare carriage house for $3.4 million in posh Clinton Hill to an $848,000 freestanding two-family in the gated community of Sea Gate on Coney Island.
In Clinton Hill, this rare carriage house is up for sale for $3.4 million. It’s set up with a two-car garage on the ground floor and a residential unit in the cellar, which has windows facing the enormous backyard, plus an apartment on the second floor. The listing floats the potential for an extension of the building, built in 1914, pending approval from the Landmarks Preservation Commission. In the photos, it looks like a cute country house — but a petite one. Total residential square footage is 1,232, according to PropertyShark.
Meanwhile in Bed Stuy, this three-family brownstone with a green bracketed cornice and wrought iron railings needs work but should clean up nicely. Inside, the photos show lots of moldings, an original staircase, and a rebuilt brick mantel but no kitchens or baths.
In Crown Heights, there’s a circa 1900 two-family limestone with a barreled facade and large bay windows in the front and back going for $1.495 million. Likely consisting of two floor-through apartments, it has crown moulding, wood paneling, a pier mirror, French doors, built-ins, and coffered ceilings but appears to need substantial work.
Or head out to Sea Gate, a private gated community on the western tip of Coney Island to check out a two-family home with a garage and second-floor terrace. A few blocks from the beach, the standalone house was gut renovated in 2015, according to the listing, and looks to be in good condition with plenty of space. At $848,000, it’s the least expensive of the four, but this area flooded during Hurricane Sandy, so be sure to check the insurance rates for properties that aren’t raised at least five feet off the ground.
361 Waverly Avenue
Price: $3.4 million
Area: Clinton Hill
Broker: Corcoran (Paul Murphy, Carol Wang)
Sunday, December 16 1-2 p.m.
586 Quincy Street
Price: $1.649 million
Area: Bed Stuy
Sunday, December 16 12-1 p.m.
356 New York Avenue
Price: $1.495 million
Area: Crown Heights
Broker: Corcoran (Daniel Cohen, Andrew Schwartz)
Sunday, December 16 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
3721 Neptune Avenue
Broker: Douglas Elliman (Kurt Vikki, Scott Klein)
Sunday, December 16 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
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