A Colonial Revival in Flatbush and Three More Open Houses to See, Starting at $899K

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    Our open house picks this week offer appealing historic details alongside modern upgrades, and two have parking. At least three appear to be in move-in condition. Ranging in price from $899,000 to $1.925 million, they are found in Brownsville, Flatbush, Prospect Park South and Crown Heights. Keep in mind that most open houses require appointments.

    This circa 1889 Romanesque Revival townhouse in the Crown Heights North Historic District is a picturesque sight with its arched windows and facade of red brick and rough-cut brownstone. A three-family, it’s set up as two floor-through apartments over a garden and parlor floor duplex. The latter has its own interior staircase. It’s been updated throughout and has modern wet rooms, as well as original wood mantels, a pier mirror and other historic details. We featured it as a House of the Day in 2008, before it was renovated.

    In the Prospect Park South Historic District, this 1909 standalone house designed by architect Benjamin Driesler has curb appeal with its inviting wraparound porch, gables and bays. The house suffered a fire in the 1970s and lost much of its original detail, so could be a good candidate for a buyer looking to do a modern redesign. A legal two-family, it is set up as a two-bedroom rental over a large duplex. Close to Prospect Park and shops and eateries on Cortelyou, it has a new deck, large driveway, two-car garage and big yard.

    In Flatbush is a cul-de-sac of charming Colonial Revival red brick houses with white trim, completed in 1916 and known as Martense Court. No. 14 appears to be in immaculate condition, with an updated kitchen and bathrooms and plenty of historic details. The latter include white-painted columns, a red brick fireplace, arches, parquet floors and a paneled and coffered dining room. Upstairs are four bedrooms, and the house has 2.5 bathrooms. The single-family house has a basement apartment that would make a convenient in-law or au pair suite or playroom, although it could pose issues with financing and cannot legally be rented out.

    Built around the same period is this early 20th century tapestry brick house in Brownsville. A four-family, the house has updated kitchens and bathrooms along with original wall moldings, woodwork, doors and parquet. The basement is finished and the house is move-in ready, according to the listing. It also has a driveway with room for parking.

    crown heights

    1171 Dean Street
    Price: $1.925 million
    Area: Crown Heights
    Broker: Compass (Orrie King, Beth Doran)
    Sunday October 18, 1 – 3:30 p.m.
    See it here ->

    922 albemarle road

    922 Albemarle Road
    Price: $1.795 million
    Area: Prospect Park South
    Broker: Compass (Louis Belisario, Claudette Rolling)
    Sunday October 18, 1 – 2:30 p.m.
    See it here ->


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    14 martense court

    14 Martense Court
    Price: $1.695 million
    Area:Flatbush
    Broker: Corcoran (Emma James)
    Sunday October 18, 2:30 – 3:30 p.m.
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    566 osborn

    566 Osborn Street
    Price: $899,000
    Area: Brownsville
    Broker: Corcoran (Binnie Sen)
    Sunday October 18, 3 – 4:30 p.m.
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