Four Historic Lookers, All Renovated, to See This Weekend, Starting at $1.25 Million


    Park Slope, Prospect Lefferts Gardens and Bed Stuy — that’s where you’ll find this week’s open house picks, with not a dud in the bunch. There’s a brownstone, a limestone, a brick number and a wood-framer, two of them freshly and thoroughly renovated, and another that was overhauled recently.

    Topping the list is a pricey single-family townhouse on Garfield Place in Park Slope. It’s been renovated to the point where the whole thing looks brand new, with a new limestone facade. It’s large and fancy, with four bedrooms, five and a half baths, three terraces, and a full-floor master suite with a wood-beamed ceiling, a marble bath, a freestanding tub under a huge paneled window, and a skylit shower with fixtures at either end, for the couple that enjoys synchronized showering. There’s an open plan parlor floor with a beaut of a kitchen, with double thick Pietra Cardosa countertops, a La Cornue range, a custom farmhouse sink and a wall of windows overlooking the garden. There’s a finished cellar, alarm, intercom and video surveillance systems, Sonos speakers wired throughout, and a private parking spot a few doors down.

    The next one’s another newly renovated single-family townhouse that as it happens also has private parking, in this case a driveway and garage that could fit a couple of cars, should you have them. On Rutland Road in Prospect Lefferts Gardens, this one is more traditional, with a Georgian/Federal style brick facade and original details including parquet floors, moldings, and a big brick fireplace in the living room. Kitchen and baths are new (with the house’s original clawfoot tub restored in the master bath), and there’s a finished basement with a laundry room and a wet bar done in slate and walnut. No back yard, but there’s a front porch and a terrace off the master bedroom; electric and plumbing is updated and there’s a new NEST-controlled zoned heating and cooling system.

    Moving over to Bed Stuy, we’ve got a four-story brownstone on Jefferson Avenue in Stuyvesant Heights. It’s a three-family, with a lower duplex and floor-through apartments above. Plenty of period details in this one, including plaster detailing, five decorative fireplaces, pocket doors and shutters, crown moldings, wainscoting, carved wood door and window casings and parquet floors. Condition looks pretty good as far as what’s pictured, but some updating is likely needed.

    It’s back to Prospect Lefferts Gardens for the last one, which is a wood-frame Italianate on Fenimore Street. An interesting facade on this one, with upper and lower wood-railed porches, and four huge columns supporting the former. It looks a bit haggard from the outside but it’s recently renovated within, with new oak floors, exposed brick, and recessed lighting on the parlor floor. It’s small — two stories with three bedrooms and a single bath on the second floor, and an English basement that houses laundry machines and a art studio. There’s a large rear deck and a garden, and new electric, updated mechanicals and central a/c.

    Brooklyn Homes for Sale in Park Slope, Bed Stay, Prospect Lefferts Gardens

    56 Garfield Place
    Price: $5.995 million
    Area: Park Slope
    Broker: Compass (Lindsay Barton Barrett, Christina Abad)
    Sunday 2-4 p.m.
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    Brooklyn Homes for Sale in Park Slope, Bed Stay, Prospect Lefferts Gardens

    112 Rutland Road
    Price: $2.499 million
    Area: Prospect Lefferts Gardens
    Broker: Douglas Elliman (Alexander Maroni, Lucy Struever)
    Sunday 1-2:30 p.m.
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    Brooklyn Homes for Sale in Park Slope, Bed Stay, Prospect Lefferts Gardens

    588 Jefferson Avenue
    Price: $2.15 million
    Area: Bed Stuy
    Broker: Halstead (Ban Leow, Samuel J. Oden Jr.)
    Sunday 1:30-2:30 p.m.
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    Brooklyn Homes for Sale in Park Slope, Bed Stay, Prospect Lefferts Gardens

    375 Fenimore Street
    Price: $1.25 million
    Area: Prospect Lefferts Gardens
    Broker: Corcoran (Charlie Pigott, Daniella Guetta)
    Sunday 1:30-3 p.m.
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