In-person open houses have not yet been interrupted by the latest coronavirus social distancing norms — though some brokers are exploring virtual methods, according to Curbed — but if you need to walk in one at a time, so be it. We found four updated, move-in ready townhouses with original details showing this weekend, including a couple of Italianates in Carroll Gardens and Bed Stuy, a Bed Stuy Neo-Grec/Queen Anne brownstone, and a wood-frame townhouse in Bushwick. They range in asking price from $1.335 million for the one in Bushwick to $4.6 million for a row house in Carroll Gardens.
An Italianate brownstone in Carroll Gardens had a modern makeover on the parlor level but marble mantels and crown molding remain, along with fairly recent parquet floors. The landscaped backyard has a prominent grassy circle ringed by slate walkways and stone-bordered planting beds, plus a gravel-covered area with a swing set. A legal two-family, 380 Degraw Street is currently in use as a one, with a kitchen, dining and living room on the parlor level. Streamlined modern white cabinets topped by wood counters match a wall of storage in the dining area. Four bedrooms and two bathrooms (not shown) are on the upper two floors, with a washer and dryer on the top one. The house has had “major infrastructural work and upgrades,” according to the listing. It’s asking $4.6 million.
Another Italianate, one we recently covered and which falls in the Bedford Stuyvesant/Expanded Stuyvesant Heights Historic District, is a wood frame with aluminum siding and new Landmarks approved windows. It was constructed in 1864, according to the listing. It has a two-car garage accessible from the side street plus a backyard and terrace. The interior rehab at 329 Stuyvesant Avenue follows a playbook of a house purchased by a developer and put back on the market. The main rooms have been opened up, but a seemingly original marble mantel remains and has a working gas fireplace. There is new wainscoting and a tin ceiling. The fashionably renovated kitchen has abundant Shaker-style cabinetry, marble counters, and sliding doors to a rear balcony. Upstairs are two floors with four bedrooms, including an open finished attic space on the top floor that could also work as a playroom. Marble decks one bathroom except for the hex floor tiles, and the other has a marble shower enclosure. In the cellar is a wood-clad sauna. The house is on the market for $2.849 million.
Also showing in Bed Stuy is a late 19th century Neo-Grec/Queen Anne brownstone. Located at 505 Monroe Street, the two-family is configured as a floor-through rental over an owner’s duplex. Photos reveal plenty of original details, including doors, woodwork, wood floors, plaster molding and a black stone mantel. The kitchens and bathrooms have been recently renovated and the building mechanicals are updated as well. It’s asking $1.6 million.
Finally, in Bushwick, another 19th century wood-frame house with modern siding has been updated on the interior. 201 Weirfield Street is configured inside as a floor through rental over an owner’s duplex. There’s a painted slate mantel, tin ceiling in the kitchen, and bead board in the living room, but mostly the listing shows a modern white box look. The kitchen are updated with white Shaker-style cabinets and stainless steel appliances, and the bathrooms have subway tile walls and gray hexagonal floor tiles. One has an antique dresser repurposed as a cabinet. This one has a sticker price of $1.335 million.
380 Degraw Street
Price: $4.6 million
Area: Carroll Gardens
Broker: Brown Harris Stevens (Phyllis D. Norton Towers)
Sunday March 15, 12 – 2 pm
329 Stuyvesant Avenue
Price: $2.849 million
Sunday March 15, 11:30 am – 2 pm
505 Monroe Street
Price: $1.6 million
Broker: Brown Harris Stevens (Darnell Thornton, Isaiah Ajala)
Sunday March 15, 12 – 2 pm
201 Weirfield Street
Price: $1.335 million
Broker: Compass (Tricia Lee, Michaela Boyd)
Sunday March 15, 12:30 – 1:30 pm
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