Three Brownstones and a Limestone to See This Weekend, Starting at $1.488 Million


    It’s a brownstone kind of weekend here at Brownstoner, with three of our open house picks fitting that description. The outlier is not far off, with a stone face of another stripe: limestone, to be exact. Two are newly renovated, one looks move-in ready, the fourth is indeterminate. They’re found in Bed Stuy, Cobble Hill and Dyker Heights.

    First up, an ultra-deluxe brownstone on Henry Street, in the Cobble Hill Historic District. It’s a one-family,  fully renovated with the discerning (i.e., loaded) buyer in mind. There’s a some choice restored original detail, including crown moldings, an entry mirror and several marble mantels. There’s a beaut of a kitchen with custom walnut cabinetry, a panel-doored SubZero fridge, a Wolf range and a giant picture window overlooking the garden. It’s got five bedrooms, including a full-floor master suite with a pair of walk-in closets and an en suite bath with a freestanding clawfoot tub. A deck with a curving staircase down to a bluestone patio with a gas grill, a roof deck with skyline views, a rec room with exposed beams and a wet bar, Sonos surround sound, zoned a/c — the list goes on.

    Next up, another fully renovated brownstone, on Macon Street in the Bedford Historic District. This one offers a triplex and a pair of studio apartments, presumably on the garden level. It likewise has some original detail, including carved window casings and the newel post and bannister. It’s also got some unfortunate design choices — like the flooring that looks like faux-wood tile on the parlor floor, which extends up the fireplace wall and makes an appearance upstairs as well. There’s no floor plan, so the exact layout is a mystery, but there are four bedrooms, and the spaces pictured look large. Presumably there’s a backyard, though whether it’s accessible from the triplex is one question an open-house visit could answer. There’s a washer and dryer, which sit side by side on the edge of the living room, another curious choice.

    Next up is another Bed Stuy brownstone in a historic district, this one a Neo-Grec three-story with an angled front on Halsey Street in Stuy Heights. This one’s got a two-bedroom duplex over a one-bedroom garden rental. Again, some nice original detail, including crown moldings, pocket shutters, ceiling medallions, a slate mantel and a huge and lovely arched mahogany pier mirror. Condition looks good as far as what’s pictured, but there’s plenty that isn’t, including the kitchen and any of the upper or lower floors. The listing calls it “beautifully maintained,” for what that’s worth. There’s a fenced backyard, which is pretty barren, though there are a few scraggly plantings ringing the concrete.

    The last point on the itinerary is 71st Street in Dyker Heights, where we find a limestone with a barrel front and an enclosed garage. It’s a two-family with a floor-through apartment on each floor. There’s also a finished basement with a kitchenette and a half-bath. Condition looks pretty good, including the kitchens, and there are original details including stained glass and parquet floors. There’s a backyard and a small terrace at the rear of the upper unit.

    Brooklyn Homes for Sale in Bed Stuy, Carroll Gardens, and Dyker Heights

    442 Henry Street
    Price: $6.495 million
    Area: Cobble Hill
    Broker: Nest Seekers (Ryan Serhant, Bradley Mohr)
    Sunday 2:30-3:30 p.m.
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    Brooklyn Homes for Sale in Bed Stuy, Carroll Gardens, and Dyker Heights

    110 Macon Street
    Price: $2.7 million
    Area: Bed Stuy
    Broker: Mont Sky (Chris Zhou)
    Sunday 2-4 p.m.
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    Brooklyn Homes for Sale in Bed Stuy, Carroll Gardens, and Dyker Heights

    586 Halsey Street
    Price: $1.65 million
    Area: Bed Stuy
    Broker: Halstead (Jevon Gratineau)
    Sunday 12:30-1:30 p.m.
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    Brooklyn Homes for Sale in Bed Stuy, Carroll Gardens, and Dyker Heights

    862 71st Street
    Price: $1.488 million
    Area: Dyker Heights
    Broker: Coldwell Banker (Mary Kae Higgins, William Higgins)
    Sunday 2:30-3:30 p.m.
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