From a Rare Survivor to New Construction: Four Houses to See This Weekend

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    This weekend’s open house picks span more than 160 years of Brooklyn homebuilding. The oldest was built circa 1850 in what’s now Downtown Brooklyn, the most recent, in Crown Heights, is brand spanking new. They’re rounded out by a pair of houses dating back to the late 19th century; a brownstone in Park Slope and a brick rowhouse in Bed Stuy.

    On Concord Street is a house of a type that doesn’t come along often — one of the pre-Civil War homes clustered in this pocket of Downtown Brooklyn near the Manhattan Bridge entrance, sometimes called Bridge Plaza. This one dates back to around 1850, with a restored facade that includes the original cornice, window frames, front door and slate steps. There’s some nice original detail within, including mantels and moldings. The house, which measures 25 feet wide, is set up as a three-family, with a unit on each floor, and a nice garden in the rear.

    In Park Slope on 14th Street, having its first showing is a two-family, three-story frame house with some nice original details including parquet floors, moldings, and tin ceilings. It’s been “lovingly maintained,” according to the listing, and looks to be in fine shape; the roof, plumbing and electric have all been updated. It’s got a three-bedroom duplex over a garden rental; the duplex has an office space on the parlor floor and a renovated kitchen with windows overlooking the garden, which holds a cherry tree.

    In Bed Stuy on the edge of Crown Heights, we’ve got a newly constructed four-story, on Herkimer Street, with a brick facade. (That’s “hand-laid brick,” notes the listing.) Its spartan interior is split into a pair of duplexes (or call the bottom one a triplex if you want to include the finished basement.) There’s a garden for the lower unit and a roof deck for the upper; A and C trains at Utica are close at hand.

    Last up is a brick house on Putnam Avenue in Bed Stuy. This one’s over a century old, but but scant original detail remains. Sheetrock and carpeted floors predominate; the place could use some updating, and may well need more besides. It’s a two-family, with a three-bedroom duplex over a two-bedroom garden rental.

    Brooklyn Homes for Sale in Downtown Brooklyn, Park Slope, Crown Heights, Bed Stuy

    184 Concord Street
    Price: $2.3 million
    Area: Downtown Brooklyn
    Broker: Halstead (Anna Milat-Meyer)
    Sunday 12-1:30 p.m.
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    Brooklyn Homes for Sale in Downtown Brooklyn, Park Slope, Crown Heights, Bed Stuy

    348A 14th Street
    Price: $2.3 million
    Area: Park Slope
    Broker: Douglas Elliman (Elizabeth Vilarino, Scott Klein)
    Sunday 12:30-2 p.m.
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    Brooklyn Homes for Sale in Downtown Brooklyn, Park Slope, Crown Heights, Bed Stuy

    799 Herkimer Street
    Price: $1.249 million
    Area: Bed Stuy
    Broker: Douglas Elliman (Bren Salamon)
    Sunday 12-1:30 p.m.
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    Brooklyn Homes for Sale in Downtown Brooklyn, Park Slope, Crown Heights, Bed Stuy

    294 Putnam Avenue
    Price: $1.1 million
    Area: Bed Stuy
    Broker: Bedford Brownstone (Michael Feldman)
    Sunday 2:30-4:30 p.m.
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