To renovate or not to renovate: you can have it either way with this weekend’s open house picks. Two are move-in ready and two require work, and no small amount of it. Made of limestone, brownstone and brick, they’re found in Bed Stuy, Park Slope and Marine Park.
First up, an appealing limestone with an angled front on 11th Street in Park Slope, built circa 1897 according to the listing. On a park block, this one’s a three-story with a lower duplex and an upper rental. The duplex has got the living space on the garden level and bedrooms — which total three, plus an office — on the parlor floor. It’s move-in ready for anyone who favors that configuration, and has some nice original details, including wainscoting, several sets of pocket doors, mantels, unpainted door and window frames and moldings. Mechanicals are “up to date” and there’s a peaceful-looking landscaped backyard.
584 11th Street
Price: $2.75 million
Area: Park Slope
Broker: Compass (Libby Ryan, Maria Ryan)
Sunday 12-1:30 p.m.
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The next one’s got a number of points in common with the last house: it’s a three-story two-family that’s renovated but not newly renovated, has some original detail, and is quite nice. This one’s got a rental on the bottom and a duplex above, with one and a half baths and three bedrooms, one of which lacks a window but has a skylight. There’s a small deck off the kitchen with steps down to the garden, and there are inlaid floors, moldings, unpainted carved woodwork, pocket doors and five decorative fireplaces.
The next one is just a couple blocks off on Putnam Avenue. There we find a four-story brownstone that’s in need of work, and probably quite a bit of it; and it presents another potential challenge as well: it’s an SRO. It’s got some elaborate original detail, though, including etched and stained glass, an ornate pier mirror, mantels, moldings, wainscoting, pocket doors and inlaid parquet floors.
659 Putnam Avenue
Price: $1.275 million
Area: Bed Stuy
Broker: Corcoran (Eddie Ugrinsky)
Sunday 1-2:30 p.m.
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Last up, a freestanding one-family brick house on Hendrickson Street in Marine Park. This one needs work as well, according to the listing, which says that both “imagination and tender loving care” are called for. The only interior photos are of the living and dining rooms, which look presentable enough, with original parquet floors. It’s a narrow two-story house (around 16 feet) with three bedroom and a small balcony upstairs and a full bath in the basement. There’s a garage and a shared driveway.
1735 Hendrickson Street
Area: Marine Park
Broker: Brown Harris Stevens (Vera “Cappi” Capozucca)
Sunday 12:30-2 p.m.
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