Four single-family homes with a mix of construction dates and renovation trajectories are on view in this weekend’s open houses, ranging in price from $2.99 million to $699,000. Located in Crown Heights, Fort Greene, Bay Ridge, and East Flatbush, they all have notable historical features and observable changes over the years, including two with impressive luxury upgrades.
A recently renovated single-family Neo-Grec brownstone in Crown Heights was previously used as a garden-level duplex with a seven-room boarding house above starting in 1953. It was converted to its present single-family use in 2017, according to records, after having been sold by a longtime owner a few years earlier for $1.02 million to Dixon, the well-known Australian REIT that has bought, rehabbed and rented out more than 100 townhouses in Brooklyn. The details and modern updates place it in an altogether different category of housing since its last sale. Its chevron floors and carved marble mantels, restored woodwork, arched doorways and pocket doors combine with a modern parlor-floor kitchen overlooking a rear deck, following one of the more successful scripts for luxury townhouse renovations. Over the top bonuses that come with the four floors of space are a full-floor master suite with a dressing room that occupies one-third of the second floor, and an elaborate roof deck with a wet bar and powder room. It’s also updated with central air. The address is 623 St. Marks Avenue, and the asking price is $2.99 million.
In Fort Greene, a narrow 12-foot-wide Anglo-Italianate had a certificate of occupancy as a two-family issued in 1945, but it has been owned by the same person since at least 1996, according to public records, and recently underwent a gut renovation. We don’t see a new C of O on file, but in any case, it’s a single-family now, which allows the floor plan to take advantage of the full width of the house. On the parlor level, that translates into an impressive view from the front to the rear of the house, interrupted only by center stairs. The kitchen is nicely updated in the Shaker-cabinet, stainless-steel-appliance style, and a rear deck has steps to a garden with plenty of mature foliage. The top floor has tall ceilings and incorporate clerestory windows in a set back. It may be ready for a few minor tweaks to improve the charm (such as perhaps adding a window seat, built-in bookcases, living room mantel, or more attractive back door), but it’s presumably move-in ready. The address is 187 Adelphi Street and the asking price is $2.25 million.
Then in Bay Ridge is an early 20th century Neo-Georgian/Federal-style house with an Arts & Crafts interior, also a single family. It has a front porch over a garage, bordered parquet floors, and full bathroom on the ground floor, along with an updated kitchen. The second-floor bathroom also appears renovated, and there are three bedrooms. The basement behind the garage is a clean-looking rec room with an additional bathroom. It seems well kept and could be improved with some minor upgrades such as new back door. This one is at 516 68th Street and is asking for $1.225 million.
Finally, in East Flatbush, an early 20th century Dutch Colonial is also a single-family home. It has lots of decorative features such as wainscoting painted to stand out, stained glass windows, and parquet. In the front, there’s a sunroom, and a shared driveway leads to a private garage in back. With four bedrooms and two bathrooms, it also has HVAC. Some of the colors could be softened and the kitchen lightened up, but it’s seemingly in excellent condition. The address is 759 East 45th Street, and it’s priced at $699,000.
623 St. Marks Avenue
Price: $2.99 million
Area: Crown Heights
Broker: Compass (Eric Sidman, Jordan Cherson)
Sunday, December 8, 1 to 2 p.m.
187 Adelphi Street
Price: $2.25 million
Area: Fort Greene
Broker: Compass (Jessica Sjoo)
Saturday, December 7, 12:30 to 3 p.m.
Sunday, December 8, 12:30 to 3 p.m.
516 68th Street
Price: $1.225 million
Area: Bay Ridge
Broker: Corcoran (Susan Little, Samantha Hawks)
Sunday, December 8, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
759 East 45th Street
Broker: Douglas Elliman (Davidson Joseph, Rebecca Goldberg)
Sunday, December 8, 1 to 3 p.m.
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