Four Charming Move-In Ready Houses to See This Weekend, Starting at $1.795 Million


    In the open house department we’ve got four in move-in shape this weekend. All have charm, all are in prime neighborhoods. As a result, none is cheap – they start at just under $1.8 million and top out over $4 million. You’ll find them in Cobble Hill, Park Slope, Prospect Heights and Bed Stuy.

    First up, a deluxe four-story brick townhouse on Butler Street in Cobble Hill. It’s a nice one, with some high-end upgrading alongside original details, including a working fireplace, moldings and tin and beamed ceilings. There’s an owner’s triplex with the bedrooms (two of them quite narrow) on the bottom, and a finished basement below, which offers a den with radiant floor heating, a laundry room and a half bath. There’s a restored facade, rebuilt stairs, a new roof, and a new steel deck off the sleek, new-looking kitchen, accessed by a bi-fold glass wall. One of the two floor-through rentals has been recently renovated — the other holds a rent-controlled tenant.

    In Park Slope on 2nd Street, we’ve got a one-family brownstone with bay windows. It’s got original details including wood floors, tin ceilings, molding and five marble mantels. As it stands, the layout’s a bit unorthodox, with the kitchen on the garden level, the master bedroom at the rear of the parlor floor (with access to a wooden deck), and a second living room on the upper floor. But there are plenty of options for refiguring, including creating a rental downstairs (it’s a legal two-family according to the listing). There’s a nice garden with a stone-ringed mini-pond; the listing calls it “award winning” — whether that’s meant literally we’re not sure.

    Another three-story awaits in nearby Prospect Heights, on Bergen Street. This one’s a two-family with a garden rental, whose kitchen is housed in a rear extension. The bright upper duplex has an open plan living floor and three small-ish bedrooms upstairs, one of which could become a good-sized master if you knock down a wall and eliminate the windowless second living room that adjoins it. There’s exposed brick, new windows throughout, basement laundry, and a wooden deck with steps down to a nice garden.

    Last up, a four-story brick house on Halsey Street in Stuyvesant Heights. This one is set up as an investment property, with an apartment on each floor. (The bottom two are currently being used as a duplex, according to the listing, but they’re configured as separate apartments, with a kitchen in each). The house has renovated kitchens with new appliances, recessed lighting, exposed brick, and an intercom system; new hardwood floors and windows were installed in 2008 and the boiler and hot water heater are fairly recent. The utilities are on separate meters, and the basement is “semi-finished.” One catch to take note of: only three of the units are being delivered vacant.

    Brooklyn Homes for Sale in Cobble Hill, Park Slope, Prospect Heights, Bed Stuy

    56 Butler Street
    Price: $4.395 million
    Area: Cobble Hill
    Broker: Stribling (Jeanne Kempton)
    Sunday 1-3 p.m.
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    Brooklyn Homes for Sale in Cobble Hill, Park Slope, Prospect Heights, Bed Stuy

    409 2nd Street
    Price: $2.945 million
    Area: Park Slope
    Broker: Charles Rutenberg (Scott Saunders)
    Saturday 3-5 p.m., Sunday 12-3 p.m.
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    Brooklyn Homes for Sale in Cobble Hill, Park Slope, Prospect Heights, Bed Stuy

    626 Bergen Street
    Price: $2.495 million
    Area: Prospect Heights
    Broker: Brown Harris Stevens (Nadine Adamson, Kelsey Hall)
    Sunday 12-2 p.m.
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    Brooklyn Homes for Sale in Cobble Hill, Park Slope, Prospect Heights, Bed Stuy

    615 Halsey Street
    Price: $1.795
    Area: Bed Stuy
    Broker: Douglas Elliman (Shakira CoPenny)
    Sunday 1:30-3 p.m.
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