A Greek Revival and Three Other Townhouses to See This Weekend, Starting at $899,000


    Ideally, we’d have a roundup of haunted houses for you this weekend, to match the season, but as far as we know none of our open house picks come complete with ghostly apparitions. They’re a worthy bunch otherwise, though, in a range of styles and conditions — you’ll find them in Fort Greene, Park Slope and Bed Stuy.

    First up, a 22-foot-wide Greek Revival townhouse on Lafayette Avenue in Fort Greene — circa 1853, according to the listing. This one’s been thoroughly renovated — by the founder of Pratt’s Historic Preservation program, no less. You’d expect such a personage to retain the historic details, and such is the case here — there are numerous marble mantels, Lincrusta wall covering, wainscoting and ornate crown moldings. It’s set up as a triplex over a garden rental, with an above-average kitchen for a rental, sleek and modern like the one upstairs. There’s a lovely backyard with a bluestone patio surrounded by planting beds.

    Next up, a brick townhouse with a bay front on 12th Street in Park Slope. It’s been shorn of much of its detail and is a little unexciting, but on the plus side it’s completely renovated and looks to be in top shape. It’s a three-story with a separate unit on each floor and a “well-kept” basement, according to the listing. There’s a lot the photos don’t show; any baths or kitchens, for example, so what’s in store there is anyone’s guess.

    Moving over the Bed Stuy, we’ve got a two-family brownstone on Macon Street, with a lower duplex and a one-bedroom rental upstairs. It’s been in the same family for some 50 years, according to the listing, and needs a fair amount of updating, unless you’re hot on wall to wall carpeting, faux-wood paneling and acoustic tile ceilings. Not much original detail can be spied, but there’s a pair of wooden mantels, crown moldings and parquet floors. And there’s central air — less favorably, there’s also a tenant in place until July 2018.

    The last one, a two-story frame house not far off on Van Buren Street, could date from before or just after the Civil War, though not a lot of original detail is visible in the photos. It’s a legal one-family set up with an apartment on each floor (or at least a kitchen on each floor), so some work is in order right there. Some other attention is needed, though it’s not clear how much — the listing says it needs “TLC,” but also calls the condition “excellent,” and says the plumbing, electrical and roof have recently been upgraded. Condition looks good in the few photos, though the kitchen cabinets look a little tired. There’s a finished basement with a laundry room and a fenced backyard that awaits a landscaper.


    Brooklyn Homes for Sale in Park Slope, Bed Stuy, Fort Greene

    152 Lafayette Avenue
    Price: $4.8 million
    Area: Fort Greene
    Broker: Douglas Elliman (Abigail Agranat)
    Saturday 12-2 p.m.
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    Brooklyn Homes for Sale in Park Slope, Bed Stuy, Fort Greene

    245 12th Street
    Price: $2.295 million
    Area: Park Slope
    Broker: Compass (Jim Winters)
    Sunday 2:30-4 p.m.
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    Brooklyn Homes for Sale in Park Slope, Bed Stuy, Fort Greene

    642 Macon Street
    Price: $1.85 million
    Area: Bed Stuy
    Broker: Douglas Elliman (Brian Phillips, McKinley Jones III)
    Sunday 2-3:30 p.m.
    See it here ->

    Brooklyn Homes for Sale in Park Slope, Bed Stuy, Fort Greene

    498 Van Buren Street
    Price: $899,000
    Area: Bed Stuy
    Broker: Halstead (Naim R. Rashid)
    Sunday 1-2:30 p.m.
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