Three Early 20th Century Charmers and One Mystery House to See This Weekend


    If it’s a standalone house you crave, with actual space and not mere common walls between you and your closest neighbor, you’ll be favorably inclined toward this week’s open house picks — we’ve got three of them, and all look to be in move-in shape. The fourth home is an outlier — it’s a row house that needs some work. That one’s found in Windsor Terrace; the others are in Ditmas Park, Midwood Park, and Dyker Heights.

    First up, on East 19th Street in Ditmas Park, is a sprawling Colonial Revival with six bedrooms and a large wraparound porch. Inside is a lot of space and a good deal of original detail in fine shape, including parquet floors, a columned pier mirror, stained glass, pocket doors and several tiled fireplaces. The top floor’s got a vintage full bath with a claw foot tub and a pull-chain toilet; the other full bath is recently renovated. There’s a driveway and a two-car garage. The 1910 home is located in the Ditmas Park Historic District.

    In Windsor Terrace on 16th Street, we’ve got a two-story single family that is “in need of a modern refurbishment,” according to the listing. The early 20th century brick house has an expansive living space on the first floor, with a center hall staircase and a pair of columns; upstairs are three bedrooms. Details include a moldings, parquet floors and a fireplace that doesn’t look to be original. The condition of the row house actually looks pretty good, but some may want to upgrade the kitchen, at least.

    In Midwood Park on East 17th Street, we’ve got a one-family on a 50-by-100-foot lot that looks to be in fine repair. The Colonial Revival house is within the Fiske Terrace-Midwood Park Historic District. It’s got four bedrooms and two baths, with an attractive sunroom facing the street and a deck in the rear. There are hardwood floors, a wood-burning fireplace in the living room, stained glass, original moldings and built-in cabinets with leaded glass. There’s a “semi-finished” basement with a half bath and a detached garage that’ll hold three cars, should you have that many.

    Last up is Dyker Heights, and a single-family residence that’s located on 88th Street — sort of. The address is on 88th Street, but in an unusual setup the actual house is set back 50 feet from the street, and is “accessible by easement,” according to the listing. That makes for some nice seclusion, presumably, with trees and plantings on three sides. The house itself is a bit unorthodox for Brooklyn as well, with an l-shape. There’s a small front porch, a large living room with a beamed ceiling, an eat-in kitchen, dining room and a full bath on the first floor. Two bedrooms and a half bath are on the second floor. Above is a storage attic, below is a basement with a laundry room, a full bath, a windowed “studio” and a separate entrance. There’s not a lot of original detail left, but old documents and maps indicate the house could be quite old, and was remodeled and added onto in the early 20th century.

    Brooklyn Homes for Sale in Ditmas Park, Windsor Terrace, Dyker Heights, Midwood Park

    431 East 19th Street
    Price: $2.395 million
    Area: Ditmas Park
    Broker: Corcoran (Laura Rozos)
    Sunday 12-1:30 p.m.
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    Brooklyn Homes for Sale in Ditmas Park, Windsor Terrace, Dyker Heights, Midwood Park

    563A 16th Street
    Price: $1.995 million
    Area: Windsor Terrace
    Broker: Nest Seekers (David Sokolowski and Anthony Chan)
    Sunday 1-3 p.m.
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    Brooklyn Homes for Sale in Ditmas Park, Windsor Terrace, Dyker Heights, Midwood Park

    695 East 17th Street
    Price:$1.749 million
    Area: Midwood Park
    Broker: Fillmore (Donald Rothschild)
    Sunday 1-4 p.m.
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    Brooklyn Homes for Sale in Ditmas Park, Windsor Terrace, Dyker Heights, Midwood Park

    633 88th Street
    Price: $775,000
    Area: Dyker Heights
    Broker: Corcoran (Jeff Montana)
    Sunday 1-2 p.m.
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