Our picks for open houses to see this weekend encompass a wide variety of price ranges and locations, including two in the southerly direction of the borough. They include a Neo-Grec brownstone in Clinton Hill with fine details and much exposed brick, a turn-of-the-last-century limestone in Crown Heights replete with woodwork and mantels that could probably use some sprucing, a well-maintained early 20th century brick row house with garage in Gravesend, and a striking and large early 20th century Spanish neo-Colonial on a corner lot with two-car garage in Flatlands. Prices start at $2.799 million on the high end and go all the way down to $685,000.
At 292 Lafayette Avenue, a Neo-Grec brownstone, according to the Clinton Hill Historic District designation report, was designed in 1878 by Mills N. Bush. It has striking carved white marble mantels, curving wood railings, original pocket doors and exposed brick. The two-family has a garden level rental below a triplex with a renovated kitchen and bathroom. This one is offered for $2.799 million.
At 890 Lincoln Place is a bring-your-architect deal, according to the listing. A Renaissance Revival in Crown Heights, it has loads of woodwork and other details like a tall pier mirror in the foyer, mantels, bordered parquet and stained glass. It’s configured as a floor-through over a garden-level duplex. The wet rooms are not recently updated and there doesn’t appear to be a bathroom at all on the second floor, but the top floor apartment retains the home’s original pass-through dressing area, if the floor plan is accurate. Some buyers will want to remove the popcorn ceiling in the garden level dining room and the ceiling tiles in the kitchen. It’s listed for $1.75 million.
At 2393 East 3rd Street in Gravesend, there’s an early 20th century two-family brick row house with a vaguely Romanesque arched entrance, Tudor half-timbering and a ground-floor garage in seemingly good condition. It consists of two floor-through apartments, both originally with two bedrooms each. The kitchen and bathrooms appear to be in good shape, the mechanicals are updated, and there’s a mid-20th-century throwback wood- or faux wood-paneled den in one of the units. It’s asking $1.298 million.
Finally, at 3824 Avenue J in Flatlands, an early 20th century corner house with a pale pink stucco Spanish Neo-Colonial-style exterior is on the market. A two-car garage in the backyard faces the side street. It appears to be in remarkably good condition, with a number of original details such as doors and parquet, although some buyers may wish to remove some carpeting in a few rooms. The updated kitchen has a pass-through to the dining room. It’s on the market for $685,000.
292 Lafayette Avenue
Price: $2.799 million
Area: Clinton Hill
Broker: Corcoran (Alexandra Newman, Ron Pamposa)
Sunday June 23, 1:30 – 3:30 p.m.
890 Lincoln Place
Price: $1.75 million
Area: Crown Heights
Broker: Douglas Elliman (Ewa Mydlarz)
Sunday June 23, 12:30 – 2:30 p.m.
2393 East 3rd Street
Price: $1.298 million
Broker: Douglas Elliman (Kurt Vikki)
Saturday June 22, 2 – 3:30 pm
Sunday June 23, 2:30 – 4 p.m.
3824 Avenue J
Broker: Corcoran (Eddie Ugrinsky)
Sunday June 23, 2 – 3 p.m.
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