Four Historic Charmers, All Under $1 Million, to See This Weekend


    All our open house picks run under $1 million this weekend, an event which would scarcely be worthy of note in Cleveland, Ohio, or Tucson, Ariz., but is an uncommon state of affairs here in Brooklyn. One comes in only a dollar under the million figure, but is below it nonetheless. And they’re all nice houses, though all but one need some work, and one needs quite a bit. Three of them are in close proximity to each other, in Flatbush and East Flatbush; the outlier is in Bed Stuy.

    The first is a one-family Beaux-Arts/Arts & Crafts number with an angled bay front on Stephens Court in Flatbush. Built circa 1900, this one has plenty of rough edges, but it’s got a lot of original detail and could be polished up into something special by someone ready to take on a restoration project. There are parquet floors, pocket doors, stained glass, wood paneling, an entry mirror and a tiled mahogany fireplace. It’s a two-story with four bedrooms above and a living room, dining room and kitchen below; the basement holds a bathroom and laundry area. Everything in the house “is working and operating,” according to the listing.

    Next up, a 19th-century brick Italianate on Park Avenue in Bed Stuy. This one likewise needs updating throughout, and likewise has some detail, though significantly less: a marble mantel, an original staircase. There’s some vintage wallpaper as well, though it’s not anything you’re likely to want to hold onto. It’s a three-story with a rental on the garden level and a three-bedroom, one-bath duplex above.

    Returning to Flatbush, we find a one-family brick with a columned front porch, on Avenue D at the corner of East 25th Street. This one’s got some choice detail inside, and it’s in good condition. There’s a coffered dining room ceiling, pocket doors, parquet floors, leaded-glass windows, a tiled and mirrored mantel, the original staircase, built-in cabinetry and more. The kitchen and baths have been renovated, and it’s in move-in shape. There’s a four-bedroom duplex, a “mother-in-law suite” with a separate entrance below, and a double garage in back.

    It’s a short trip to the final one, a semi-detached house on Farragut Road in East Flatbush. It’s an early 20th-century one-family with some lovely details, including parquet floors, paneling, and a fireplace; there’s also a vintage Chambers stove in the first-floor kitchen, which hasn’t been updated in many a decade. The upstairs of the two-family house has been, however; the listing says it’s completely renovated, with new floors, windows, doors, radiators and electric. The house has three bedrooms, a front sunroom, a driveway, and a shed that’s large enough to use as a garage.

    Brooklyn Homes for Sale in Flatbush, East Flatbush, Bed Stuy

    6 Stephens Court
    Price: $999,999
    Area: Flatbush
    Broker: Citi Habitats (Mordy Werde, Michael Ettelson)
    Sunday 12-1:30 p.m.
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    Brooklyn Homes for Sale in Flatbush, East Flatbush, Bed Stuy

    881 Park Avenue
    Price: $998,000
    Area: Bed Stuy
    Broker: Dorsa Group (Renee Dorsa)
    Saturday and Sunday 12-1 p.m.
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    Brooklyn Homes for Sale in Flatbush, East Flatbush, Bed Stuy

    2423 Avenue D
    Price: $899,000
    Area: Flatbush
    Broker: Fillmore (Marcia Melendez)
    Saturday 1-3 p.m.
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    Brooklyn Homes for Sale in Flatbush, East Flatbush, Bed Stuy

    3316 Farragut Road
    Price: $599,000
    Area: East Flatbush
    Broker: Space Marketing Shop (Pete Perez, Abisha Munroe)
    Saturday 1-2:30 p.m.
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