It’s a new year and a time, perhaps, for renovations? Here we have a foursome of rehabs in Clinton Hill, Fiske Terrace-Midwood Park, Crown Heights and Carroll Gardens ranging from an elegant and bespoke Italianate to a passable might-need-a-rethink brick house.
The Italianate might be that in name only given its extensive alterations, but it has the characteristic tall windows on the ground floor and high ceilings throughout. It’s a two-family townhouse spread through two duplexes with a gently curving bannister between. Nice features like French doors with transoms, exposed brick and a mulch-covered backyard may well help fetch the $2.475 million it asks.
We have a 1905 Colonial Revival single-family home designed by Benjamin Driesler and located in the Fiske Terrace-Midwood Park Historic District. The designation report notes that the roof was rebuilt and the facades re-designed by Oscar I. Silverstone after a fire in 1940 in an updated version of the Colonial Revival style, with its characteristic multi-pane wood sash, paneled shutters and roof dormers. It was also covered with asbestos shingles at that time. (That does pose extra cost if it needs to be replaced, but if you just leave it there and it’s not crumbling or leaking it won’t do any harm.) It remains largely intact to its mid-century appearance. There’s a two-car garage, a sunroom, breakfast room, all that and more for $1.825 million.
Then in Crown Heights, there’s a three-story Renaissance Revival row house that has a barrel-fronted facade, bracketed cornice and foliate details. It’s set up as a three-bedroom floor-through over a two bedroom duplex with a parlor-level deck and ground-level garden access. The rehab with exposed brick, shiny metallic appliances and white-cabinet and breakfast-bar kitchens is looking for $1.799 million.
Lastly, an unusual brick house in Carroll Gardens used to be a carriage house, according to the listing, and is now being styled as a form of loft living in its listing. On top of what looks like a rear extension, there’s what they’re generously calling a rooftop garden. Perhaps with a buyer with some imagination—maybe get a curb cut and a carpark on the ground floor—it can bring in the $1.795 million it desires.
173 Gates Avenue
Price: $2.475 million
Area: Clinton Hill
Broker: Douglas Elliman (Douglas Bowen, Zia O’Hara)
Sunday, January 13, 1:30pm – 3:00pm
52 De Koven Court
Price: $1.825 million
Area: Fiske Terrace-Midwood Park
Broker: Bh Tal Real Estate (Chaya Zarchi)
Sunday, January 13, 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
1311 Union Street
Price: $1.799 million
Area: Crown Heights
Sunday January 13, 1 – 3 pm
114 Butler Street
Price: $1.795 million
Area: Carroll Gardens
Broker: Brown Harris Stevens (Sal “Cappi” Capozucca, Victoria Capozucca)
Sunday, January 13, 2 – 3:30pm
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