Kensington Wood Frame and Three More to See This Weekend, Starting at $660K


    This weekend’s open houses all have curb appeal — on the inside, they have a mix of details and modern updates. Located in Gowanus, Bed Stuy, Kensington and Cypress Hills, three appear to be in move-in condition, while the last remains a mystery.

    First up is a three-family brick townhouse in Gowanus. The home was renovated by its owner in 2014 and has a number of interesting details, including wall moldings, four decorative mantels, at least one ceiling medallion, a stained glass transom, some tin ceilings and exposed brick throughout. Configured as three floor-throughs, the bottom apartment has private access to the finished cellar and backyard. The owners’ compact kitchen has an eat-in island and custom wood cabinets reaching to the ceiling, and the whole floor has central AC. Two pictured bathrooms have floor to ceiling subway tiles and a glass-enclosed stand-up showers with a checkered floor. The foyer has lovely grey millwork, and the other two units each have a washer and dryer. Together, they offer a current rent roll of $94,200, according to the listing.

    Next, we have a brownstone in Bed Stuy that has retained some original details despite being a flip. The four-story, two-family house is presently configured as a triplex over a garden rental, and has central air, recessed lighting, plenty of exposed brick and a rooftop terrace. The triplex’s parlor level has two decorative mantels and a double-height wall of windows in the eat-in rear kitchen. A deck has steps down to the yard. The second story is a floor-through master suite with walk-in closet, double-vanity sinks and a tub and enclosed shower in the bath. The garden rental has two bedrooms, two baths, laundry and access to the backyard through a bedroom. The owner’s triplex has access to the finished cellar, which has a powder room and mechanicals.

    After that we a renovated three-story wood frame in Kensington that’s a bit of a period mullet: historic in the front, modern in the back. There’s a front garden and front porch that add to its curb appeal, and a decorative mantel in the parlor. The sizable galley kitchen is sandwiched between a dining room and a family room. One bedroom has bay windows, and the arched attic space can easily fit a king size bed. The back deck is spacious, and the yard has been covered in synthetic turf.

    Last up, a single-family early 20th century bungalow in Cypress Hills with a parking spot. This one is a bit of a mystery: There is only one photo, but the listing says it has original detail. Presumably, this could have potential but you’ll have to see to find out.

    211a 9th street

    211a 9th Street
    Price: $3.15 million
    Area: Gowanus
    Broker: Halstead Property (Tyson Lewis and H. Alexandra Como Saghir)
    Sunday 2:30 – 4:30 p.m.
    See it here ->

    471 lexington bed stuy

    471 Lexington Avenue
    Price: $2.75 million
    Area: Bed Stuy
    Broker: Nest Seekers (Ryan Serhant, Sara Golan and Joshua Golan)
    Sunday 1:30 – 3:30 p.m.
    See it here ->

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    394 east 8th street

    394 E 8th Street
    Price: $1.549 million
    Area: Kensington
    Broker: Douglas Elliman (Rebekah Carver)
    Sunday 3 – 4:30 p.m.
    See it here ->

    7 Schenck Ct

    7 Schenck Court
    Price: $660,000
    Area: Cypress Hills
    Broker: Lg Fairmont Group (Joshua Lyttle)
    This and next Sunday 12 – 1:30 p.m.
    See it here ->

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