Charming Brick Townhouse With Garage and Three More to See This Weekend, Starting at $1.55 Million


    This week, our open house picks run the gamut from dolled up Italianates in Fort Greene and Clinton Hill to wood frame and brick townhouses in Downtown Brooklyn and Windsor Terrace with mantels and early 20th century masonry craftsmanship. All feature interesting garden access strategies, with offering prices ranging from $4.75 million in the high end to $1.55 million.

    First, a refinished Italianate brownstone at 50 South Portland Avenue in the Fort Greene Historic District, built circa 1864, with a very pronounced bracketed cornice and window and door hoods. It has extensive historic details like marble mantels, rounded doorways, crown molding, parquet and wood plank flooring, as well as a renovated kitchen and bathrooms, plus central air. Beyond the kitchen, its rear extension has been opened from the garden level to the parlor level to create a sunny atrium that opens to the garden. A legal two-family, it’s set up for one, with a garden-level bedroom-bath combination that looks to be designed as an in-law or nanny suite. It’s asking $4.75 million.

    An Italianate in Clinton Hill, located at 130 Saint James Place, was built around 1872 and is also in the historic district. It also features a garden-level guest suite, this time with a kitchenette. There’s a deck from the rear parlor with steps to the garden. Details here include pronounced Italianate features on the facade, mantels and wood floors throughout the interior, as well as crown molding and decorative picture and plate rails. The kitchen is renovated with stained cabinets, an island, a chef’s range and stone countertops. It’s looking for $2.995 million.

    This 19th century wood frame house at 184 Concord Street is nestled into a tree-lined block along a row of similarly diminutive buildings in an area known as Bridge Plaza, surrounded by the rising high-rises in the foothills of Manhattan Bridge in Downtown Brooklyn. It’s a three-story, three-family vinyl clad townhouse with mantels, and the photos leave an airy impression. The garden level apartment has a rear extension with a bedroom that steps up into the garden; the second floor has a substantial deck; the top floor has skylights. There’s basement storage and a washer and dryer, and it’s asking $2.1 million.

    Finally, 599 20th Street in Windsor Terrace is a brick two-family duplex over a garden level studio on a side lot that allows for a dedicated parking spot and a garage currently used as a workspace/ recreation room, in addition to a patio. Built in 1929, it has fancy brickwork on the facade, with arched radiating voussoirs over the second floor windows, diagonal patterns within the arch, a row of headers and diagonals over the first floor windows and alternating English bond stretcher and header rows in the rest of the building face. Inside, it’s looking tidy with a studio in the English basement, and an open kitchen with an island on the garden-level. The private garage has parquet floors, a skylight and exposed beams, with French doors opening onto an ivy filled patio. The pictured bathroom is cleanly updated. It’s asking for $1.55 million.

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    50 South Portland Avenue
    Price: $4.75 million
    Area: Fort Greene
    Broker: Brown Harris Stevens (Terry Naini)
    Sunday May 19, 1 – 2pm
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    130 Saint James Place
    Price: $2.995 million
    Area: Clinton Hill
    Broker: Halstead (Ian Johnson, Suzanne DeBrango)
    Sunday May 19, 1 – 3 pm

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    Photo by Udi Almog of H5 via The Corcoran Group

    184 Concord Street
    Price: $2.1 million
    Area: Downtown Brooklyn
    Broker: Corcoran (Anna Milat-Meyer, Alexis Segal)
    Sunday May 19, 12 – 1:30 pm

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    Photo by Russ Ross via The Corcoran Group

    599 20th Street
    Price: $1.55 million
    Area: Windsor Terrace
    Broker: Corcoran (Katie Feola)
    Sunday May 19, 12 – 1:30 pm
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