Fort Greene Brownstone With Atrium and Three More to See This Weekend, Starting at $1.69 Million


    This weekend’s open house picks are all brownstones, despite one particularly deceptive facade. Inside, they range from a current SRO with center stair to one with a uniquely renovated atrium. Located in Fort Greene, Bed Stuy and Crown Heights, they all have original details and appear to be in move-in condition.

    First up, the priciest property, in Fort Greene: a brownstone with an unusual and striking renovation. A half block from Fort Greene Park, this four-story single-family has a two-story atrium on its garden and parlor floor, opening the eat-in kitchen to the backyard through a full wall of glass doors and window, with the original details maintained on the floor above. A columned archway separates the parlor from a back room, which looks down to the kitchen below. The home has eight decorative mantels, central air, a finished basement, fourth-story sun deck and two sets of washers and dryers. A pass-through walk-in closet connects the third-floor master suite (with en suite bath) and a second bedroom on the level.

    Next, in Bed Stuy, a Neo-Grec brownstone with intricate facade lintels. Wainscotting lines the staircase with an original newel post, parquet floors, interesting hook-like door surrounds, plaster ceiling moldings and at least one ceiling medallion. The renovated kitchen has an eat-in island and tin ceiling. The many-textured dining room has brick, columns and exposed beams. According to the listing, there are also pocket doors and decorative mantels throughout the two-family home, although none are pictured. Only one bathroom is pictured, and it’s tiled and has a tub with partial glass enclosure and notably high ceilings. The backyard has a deck and is paved in patterned stone. The hot water heater was recently replaced, the listing says.

    Moving to Crown Heights, this single-family brownstone is an SRO and has a wainscotting-lined center hall stair with lots of dark woodwork. It will be delivered vacant with a certificate of nonharassment, according to the listing. There are some original floors and seven original mantels, including a large brick and millwork one in the front living room and a dark millwork number by the parlor-level stairs. The kitchen is in a rear extension on the garden level and, along with the bathrooms and backyard, is not pictured.

    Lastly, in Bed Stuy, a three-story brownstone with intricate cornice and a modern renovation that has left it with hardly any original details, save some plaster window surrounds, some exposed brick and three decorative mantels. There’s a garden level two-bedroom with private access to the landscaped garden, beneath a duplex owners unit boasting two walk-in closets and en suite master bath.

    50 s portland

    50 South Portland Avenue
    Price: $5.5 million
    Area: Fort Greene
    Broker: Brown Harris Stevens (Terry Naini)
    Sunday 3:30 – 4:30 p.m.
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    681 putnam avenue

    681 Putnam Avenue
    Price: $2.795 million
    Area: Bed Stuy
    Broker: Compass (Mitchell Davie)
    Sunday 12:30 – 2 p.m.
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    1187 dean street

    1187 Dean Street
    Price: $2.375 million
    Area: Crown Heights
    Broker: Brown Harris Stevens (Wendy Maitland, Wyatt Bertz and John McLellan)
    Sunday 12 – 2 p.m.
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    937 greene avenue

    937 Greene Avenue
    Price: $1.69 million
    Area: Bed Stuy
    Broker: Halstead Property (Joseph Martinez)
    Saturday 1 – 2:30 p.m.
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