We’ve picked out three open houses to see this weekend–plus one next Wednesday–that combine appealing street presence with interiors possessed of both preserved historic details and thoughtful modern adaptations. They include a little wood-frame gem in Clinton Hill with Gothic Revival touches offered for $4.35 million, a punchy Greek Revival in Fort Greene with a grandiose porch pitched at $2.495 million, a modest Italianate with flavorful features in Bed Stuy listed for $1.899 million, and an elegantly modernized two-family townhouse in Ocean Hill looking for $1.249 million.
First, at 438 Grand Avenue, a circa 1865 semi-detached wood-frame in the Clinton Hill Historic District has distinctive sharply peaked roofs and matching windows on the upper floor, and a green-painted porch with arches, brackets, and columns that really stands out on the street. Inside it’s got multi-paned pocket doors, original mantels, new wood floors, a curved staircase, and original molding, plus updated bathrooms, including one with colorful green tiles. Notably, it has a driveway with room for parking. The listing says it’s a two-family, but the floor plan shows a kitchen (or kitchenette) on every floor. It’s asking $4.35 million.
Then at 41 South Elliott Place, a semi-detached circa 1855 Greek Revival wood-frame with transitional Italianate details in the Fort Greene Historic District has an equally remarkable double porch with classical columns, ear window trim, a dentilled cornice, and an impressive entrance stair. The interior has tall parlor-level windows with ear trim, wide plank floors, a winding staircase with curved railing, exposed brick fireplaces, and a garden with extensive plantings. This one is listed as a two-family, but the floor plan looks like a duplex over two floor-throughs. It’s priced at $2.495 million.
At 788 Jefferson Avenue in Bed Stuy, an Italianate two-family has a brownstone stoop, brick facade, and flat stone lintels set off by an ornamented bracketed cornice and stately double doors. The interior has classic Italianate tall ground floor windows, marble mantels with keystones and rounded cast iron summer covers, tiered moldings, bathroom with claw-foot tub and marble tile, and a recently updated kitchen with subway tile. This one is offered for $1.899 million.
Last but not least, at 436A Marion Street is a nicely modernized 19th century brick townhouse with rusticated stone lintels. It’s configured as a duplex over a floor-through. The parlor floor has been opened up and stylishly modernized with new floors, built-in bookshelves, white painted exposed brick, and original slate mantels. The great room leads out to a spacious wood deck with stairs down to the garden. The house is in Ocean Hill and is asking $1.249 million.
438 Grand Avenue
Price: $4.35 million
Area: Clinton Hill
Broker: Douglas Elliman (Sharon Burroughs, George Clarke)
Sunday, June 2nd by appointment only
41 South Elliott Place
Price: $2.495 million
Area: Fort Greene
Broker: Corcoran (Rodolfo Lucchese)
Sunday June 2, 2 – 3 pm
788 Jefferson Avenue
Price: $1.899 million
Area: Bed Stuy
Broker: Compass (Jevon Gratineau)
Wednesday June 5, 5:30 – 6:30 pm
436A Marion Street
Price: $1.249 million
Area: Ocean Hill
Broker: Corcoran (Justine Lee-Mills, Meris Blumstein)
Sunday June 2, 12 – 1:30 pm
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