A Prospect Lefferts Gardens Colonial Revival With a Garage and Three More to See, Starting at $950K


    Our selections for open houses to see this weekend include two substantial houses by the same prolific Brooklyn architectural firm and two others that are a bit more on the petite side. Found in Brooklyn Heights, Prospect Lefferts Gardens and Bed Stuy, they range in price from $5.95 million to $950,000.

    The stepped gable exterior on this Brooklyn Heights townhouse is rather distinctive and it also has a fine architectural pedigree — the Orange Street house was designed in 1926 by the Brooklyn firm of Slee & Bryson. The house hasn’t been on the market since the 1980s. It’s a two-family with a garden level apartment with basement access and a duplex above. There are some hints of original details including wood floors, built-in cupboards and some intriguing stained glass. For more interior detail there is a virtual tour available. For outdoor space, there’s a terrace on the top floor and a garden in the rear.

    If the notion of a Slee & Bryson house intrigues you but you’re looking for a single family home with the perk of a garage, here is a Colonial Revival detached home designed by the firm in 1907. Set on Lincoln Road in the Prospect Lefferts Garden Historic District, it’s set up as a two-family with a garden level apartment and a duplex above. A 1940’s certificate of occupancy shows the garden level was once set up as a doctor’s office. The listing photos aren’t plentiful but the duplex unit has stained glass windows, a coffered ceiling and an Arts & Crafts staircase. While the one kitchen pictured appears in fine shape the listing suggests bringing a contractor. Since neither the other kitchen nor any of the bathrooms are shown, there might be some work in store for the buyer.

    There’s more than a little work involved at this brick row house on Clifton Place. The petite Bed Stuy house was in the same family for decades before being sold by the estate in 2020. Now, it’s on the market with work in progress on the interior. Despite the condition, there are some 19th century details to be spotted including marble mantels, a plaster medallion and a bed niche in an upstairs bedroom. There aren’t photos of the kitchen or bathrooms and their condition isn’t mentioned in the listing other than to say the house is a “blank canvas” so the potential lack of fixtures might be something to keep in mind when considering financing.

    Finally, this Bed Stuy house is the opposite — it’s move-in-ready and has some quirky character. The two-story, 19th century structure once had a store on the street level but is now set up as a single family home behind the iron-barred entry. It’s compact, with a living room, kitchen, dining room and boiler room on the first floor. A bedroom and bath are on the second floor along with a nook that holds the laundry and could function as a home office or a perch for guests. There’s an alternative floor plan included that shows the potential for two full bedrooms. A spiral staircase connects the two levels and according to the listing other features of the renovation included doors salvaged from the Domino Sugar Refinery. There’s a bit of outdoor space with a second-story balcony overlooking Tompkins Avenue.

    70 Orange Street

    70 Orange Street
    Price: $5.95 million
    Area: Brooklyn Heights
    Broker: Vandenberg
    Saturday, January 9, 12:30 – 2 p.m.
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    108 lincoln road

    108 Lincoln Road
    Price: $1,999,999
    Area: Prospect Lefferts Gardens
    Broker: Corcoran (Lisa James, Anthony Morris)
    Sunday January 10, 12:30 – 2:30 p.m.
    See it here ->

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    bed stuy 137 clifton place

    137 Clifton Place
    Price: $1.799 million
    Area: Bed Stuy
    Broker: B And R Development And Sales
    Sunday January 10, 12 – 3 p.m.
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    456 Tompkins Avenue

    456 Tompkins Avenue
    Price: $950,000
    Area: Bed Stuy
    Broker: Corcoran (Emma James)
    Sunday January 10, 12 to 1 p.m.
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