Fort Greene Italianate Townhouse and Three More to See This Weekend, Starting at $1.975 Million


    This weekend, we have four historic homes with modern updates that are move-in ready. Two are in landmarked districts, including a stately townhouse in Fort Greene restored by the founder of Pratt’s Historic Preservation Program. The rest of the picks are located in Park Slope, Gowanus and Red Hook.

    First up, a 22-foot-wide Italianate brick townhouse in the Fort Greene Historic District. It’s been on the market a few times since it last sold back in 2012 for $3.1 million. The green cornices on the home’s facade are quite fetching and there are at least two carved marble mantles, wood paneling, crown moldings and intricate floor mosaics inside that have been wonderfully restored — and by the founder of Pratt’s Historic Preservation Program, no less. One of the bathrooms has a clawfoot tub, and the kitchens have updated with pale blue cabinets and new appliances.

    Next, we have a landmarked Renaissance Revival townhouse in Park Slope, one block from Prospect Park. Built by the Allan Brothers in 1892, according to the listing, it’s currently configured as an upper triplex above a garden floor one-bedroom, both of which have parquet floors throughout.The roof and facade were recently restored, and the eat-in kitchen in the triplex has clean modern updates, including custom mahogany cabinets, Moroccan tile backsplash and a Wolf six-burner stove. The bathroom, on the other hand, sports a vintage tangerine tile but appears to be in fine shape.

    After that, we have a Gowanus three-family brick townhouse that is not as grand as the previous two but has a number of attractive details: decorative fireplaces, stained glass, exposed brick and bay windowed pocket doors. There’s a wine cellar, as well as freshly renovated eat-in kitchens in all the units and new mechanicals. The units can be delivered vacant or with an $8,000 a month rent roll, according to the listing.

    To wrap it up, about as far from the subway as you can get in Red Hook– but just 1.5 blocks from Ikea — is this semi-detached 19th century wood frame, currently configured as a single-family. Despite being just two stories, it appears to have unobstructed views of the water and tons of natural light. The minimalist renovation is quite lovely, and it appears to be in move-in condition, although some might want to do more. There are a few original details, including exposed brick and tin ceilings.

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    152 Lafayette Avenue
    Price: $4.25 million
    Area: Fort Greene
    Broker: Elliman (Abigail Agranat, Andrew Darwin and Yuval Agranat-Getz)
    Sunday 1:30-3:30pm
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    507 4th Street
    Price: $3.875 million
    Area: Park Slope
    Broker: Compass (Jim Winters)
    Sunday 2-3pm
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    192 13th Street
    Price: $2.395 million
    Area: Gowanus
    Broker: Compass (Jim Winters)
    Sunday 12-1pm
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    52 Van Dyke Street
    Price: $1.975 million
    Area: Red Hook
    Broker: Corcoran (Eva Zurek and Alexandra Zurek)
    Sunday 12-2pm
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