Four With Curb Appeal to See This Weekend, Starting at $695,000


    If nothing else, our open house picks this weekend merit a drive-by — they’ve all got curb appeal, from a Victorian with a front porch to a bay-fronted brick Queen Anne. Three out of four need work, though, and no small amount of it; the fourth is move-in ready. They’re found in Park Slope, Bed Stuy, Flatbush and East New York.

    First up, a brick four-story with a charming Queen Anne exterior on Union Street in Park Slope. It’s exceptionally narrow — a mere 12 and a half feet wide — though it’s deep at 50 feet. It’s been renovated and modernized within, but some details remain, including tin ceilings and a brick fireplace. It’s laid out as a pair of two-bedroom duplexes; the lower one’s got a small deck off the rear bedroom. The kitchens are renovated, the floors are new; there’s recessed lighting, exposed brick and a nicely landscaped garden with a big shade tree.

    Next is a four-story brick townhouse with an angled front, on Stuyvesant Avenue in Bed Stuy. There are no interior photos for this one, so what awaits within we can’t say. For that matter, there’s no floorplan, but we can tell you that it’s a three-family that’s 20 feet wide and 42 feet deep on a 100-foot-deep lot, built circa 1900. And it’s a fair bet we’re looking at more than skim coating and painting.

    The next one’s in Flatbush, out near Brooklyn College on Glenwood Road. This one’s a Victorian stand-alone, and it’s a big one, with six-plus bedrooms and an open-plan living/dining room that’s as big as a ballroom. In many ways, the interior condition doesn’t look too bad, but there’s plenty of work to be done, new floors being a glaring example. There are details including tin ceilings, stained glass and wainscoting, and there’s a front porch, rear deck, driveway and two-car garage.

    The last point on the itinerary is East New York, “a location definitely on the move,” according to the listing. Here we find a circa 1900 three-story with a tan brick, barrel-front facade and a front porch. It’s another with no interior photos, so the condition remains a mystery. “Upgrades were added eight years ago,” according to the listing, which could mean any number of things; presumably more work is needed. That will likely include refiguring; right now the house is laid out as a two-family, with an apartment on each of the upper floors, and a hodgepodge of spaces on the garden floor that aren’t a proper apartment but aren’t connected to the upper unit either.

    Brooklyn Homes for Sale in Park Slope Flatbush, Bed Stuy, East New York

    707 Union Street 
    Price: $2.295 million
    Area: Park Slope
    Broker: Brown Harris Stevens (Charles L. Ruoff)
    Sunday 12-1:30 p.m.
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    Brooklyn Homes for Sale in Park Slope Flatbush, Bed Stuy, East New York

    254 Stuyvesant Avenue
    Price: $1.75 million
    Area: Bed Stuy
    Broker: Eliot Nicks
    Saturday 10 a.m.-12 p.m.
    See it here ->

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    Brooklyn Homes for Sale in Park Slope Flatbush, Bed Stuy, East New York

    2708 Glenwood Road
    Price: $1.189 million
    Area: Flatbush
    Broker: Douglas Elliman (Carolyn Cedar)
    Sunday 2-3:30 p.m.
    See it here ->


    brooklyn homes for sale 558 ashford

    Photo by Nicholas Strini for PropertyShark

    558 Ashford Street
    Price: $695,000
    Area: East New York
    Broker: Brown Harris Stevens (Robert Donigan, Cynthia Acevedo)
    Saturday and Sunday 2-3 p.m.
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