Stunning Brownstone in Bed Stuy and Three More to See This Weekend, Starting at $1.825 Million


    With the weather outside finally approaching something other than dreary, there’s no better time to hit the pavement and visit some open houses. Of our four picks, one needs some work, two have details galore and the other is a new renovation. One is located in Park Slope, with the other three all in Bed Stuy.

    First up, a Park Slope townhouse currently set up as a four-family. The apartments will not be delivered vacant –- a free market lease that expires in January 2019 is on the top floor, a month-to-month is on the third, the second floor is vacant and a rent-controlled tenant is currently on the first floor –- and at least some work is required: the floors could use refinishing and a paint job is definitely in order. The building is in the zone for beloved public school P.S. 321, according to the listing, and shares its block with the Park Slope Food Coop.

    The next listing is not a new one: previously covered as a House of the Day last year, this stunning bay-fronted Renaissance Revival brownstone on Decatur Street in Bed Stuy was in contract but apparently didn’t sell. Now, it’s back on the market for $1.825 million. There are five fireplaces and an abundance of original details, including pier mirrors, oak wainscoting and stained glass window transoms, much of which has been meticulously restored. The distinctive house with a distinctive pedigree is also squarely within some of Bed Stuy’s loveliest tree-lined, residential blocks.

    Up next, across Bed Stuy, there’s a grand four-story Neo Grec brownstone on Hancock Street currently set up as a two-family that, much like the previous listing, is full of details: original parquet wood floors, mahogany double entrance doors, stained-glass, waist-high wainscoting, and six mantels — four marble and two wood. And that’s only to name a few. The house once belonged to the playwright Alice Childress, according to the listing, and has upgraded mechanicals, roof and windows.

    Our final pick this week is a renovated two-family flip that, once again, is in Bed Stuy. There’s an owner’s duplex over a garden rental here, and although the listing says some period details remain, the dominant feature here is the home’s clean modern efficiency. Located on Monroe Street, it’s a quick walk from the Franklin Avenue shuttle and C train and a number of trendy cafes.

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    766 Union Street
    Price: $3.2 million
    Area: Park Slope
    Broker: Halstead Property (Joanna Mayfield Marks)
    Sunday 2-3:30pm
    See it here ->

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    538 Decatur Street
    Price: $1.825 million
    Area: Bed Stuy
    Broker: Corcoran (Judith Lief)
    Sunday 1:30-3pm
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    136 Hancock Street
    Price: $2.95 million
    Area: Bed Stuy
    Broker: Halstead (Morgan Munsey, Donna Myrie)
    Sunday 11:30am-1:00pm
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    30 Monroe Street
    Price: $2.4 million
    Area: Bed Stuy
    Broker: Compass (Lior Barak and Christine Blackburn)
    Sunday 1-2:30pm [Editor’s note: Since this story was published, the open house has been cancelled]
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