Fort Greene Italianate and Three More to See This Weekend, Starting at $1.345 Million


    This week, our open houses are all in move-in condition, although only one appears to have been recently renovated. All are historic properties with at least some original details. They span the borough’s western portion, from Bay Ridge to Fort Greene, with properties in Park Slope and Kensington.

    First up, less than a block from Fort Greene Park and within the neighborhood’s historic district, this brick Italianate four-story is currently configured as a duplex owners unit under two one-bedroom rentals. The exceptionally intricate parlor floor crown moldings and four decorative mantels are the highlights of the period details, which also include stained glass, a pier mirror, top floor pass-through and pocket shutters. A two-level rear extension allows for three tiers of outdoor space, and the backyard boasts a pergola, stair from the parlor level deck, and a built-in jacuzzi. The cellar is finished, according to the listing, and the home is five blocks from the Fulton Street G.

    Next, in Park Slope, a three-story single-family with four decorative slate mantels, tin ceilings, parquet floors, arched doorways and plaster crown and wall moldings. While the parlor level stair has what appears to be the original bannister, the garden level staircase has an iron rail more often seen outdoors. The kitchen and two bathrooms are all due for updates. The garden has a raised deck and the home is five blocks from the 7th Avenue F and G station.

    In Kensington, the modest, blue-clapboard facade and porch of this semi-detached single-family contrasts starkly with its all-white interior makeover. Many of the original details, including bannister, moldings, pocket doors, bay windows and a claw-foot tub have been retained and restored, and the floors have been updated to bleached pine throughout. The slate-floored kitchen has white subway tile to match the white cabinetry and all new appliances. The three exposures and skylight add to the cabana-like atmosphere with lots of natural sun. There’s an English basement and a garden utility room with cast iron sink, neither pictured. The home is 7.5 blocks from the Beverley Road Q station.

    Last up, in Bay Ridge, an early 20th-century brick single-family with a porch, one-car garage and parquet floors somewhat buried under carpeting and paneling. The home appears to be in move-in condition but only for those looking to live on the set of “Saturday Night Fever.” An English basement has inset lighting and paneled walls. The small backyard has a patio and two flower beds. The house could make a nice fixer upper opportunity for the buyer who’s inclined to take on a project, and it’s 2.5 blocks from the 77th Street R.

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    18 Willoughby Avenue
    Price: $3.985 million
    Area: Fort Greene
    Broker: Restoration Capital Group (Tony Lawson)
    Sunday 1 – 2:30 p.m.
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    414 5th Street
    Price: $2.575 million
    Area: Park Slope
    Broker: Brooklyn Properties (Trisha Webster)
    Saturday and Sunday 1 – 2:30 p.m.
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    268 East 9th Street
    Price: $1.499 million
    Area: Kensington
    Broker: Compass (Debra Bondy and Sally Marmet)
    Sunday 1:30 – 3 p.m.
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    345 79th Street
    Price: $1.345 million
    Area: Bay Ridge
    Broker: Douglas Elliman (David Montville and Christopher Bart Platow)
    Thursday, May 17, 6 to 8 p.m.
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