For this week’s open house picks, we have a spectrum of period homes in a range of conditions, all with impressive original details. In Clinton Hill and Bed Stuy, two have been extensively overhauled with modern mechanicals and everything plus the kitchen sink. In Fort Greene, a pretty Italianate appears to be in move-in condition but not recently renovated, and in Bay Ridge, a well-kept early 20th century brick house with a stained glass skylight has a recently updated bathroom.
In Clinton Hill close to Pratt Institute, a late 19th century brownstone is fairly altered but its facade has strong features like incised patterns on the pronounced window and door surrounds and a very striking cornice with brackets that plunge below the top-floor windows. It’s got equally remarkable mantels along with updates like radiant heating, air conditioning, a renovated kitchen with stone-topped island, a landscaped backyard with a gas grill, and a master bedroom with built-in bookshelf, built-in drawers in a walk-in closet, and a spa-like 18-foot-wide bathroom. It’s seeking $3.095 million.
In Bed Stuy, a similar late 19th century brownstone is even more renovated, which won’t appeal to every buyer, but quite a bit appears to be on offer for the money. Fancy original details combine with a modern envelope. Set up as a triplex over a floor-through, it’s got air conditioning, two kitchens have been opened up, a glass wall inserted in the rear of the parlor level, and there is a deck and landscaped garden. The cellar has a tile floor and shelves for wine storage, presumably climate controlled. It’s asking $2.395 million.
Also in Bed Stuy, a circa 1870s Italianate brownstone has pronounced window trim and doorway pediment details on the facade and a lovely arched double-door entrance. The renovation inside doesn’t look too recent but the interior is filled out with lots of pretty details like ornate mantels and plasterwork, and it appears to be in move-in condition. Buyer beware, it may come with tenants and is an SRO, which could make financing and renovations tricky. It’s listed for $2.169 million.
Finally, in Bay Ridge, there’s a pleasant early 20th century pale brick house that looks to be part of a row with terraces and patterned brickwork. It’s seemingly in good condition with outdoor spaces on each level, attractive parquet and dark stained woodwork throughout the ground floor, a vintage brick fireplace, updated kitchen, and recently renovated bathroom with vintage style tile. It’s asking $1.25 million.
66 Clifton Place
Price: $3.095 million
Area: Clinton Hill
Broker: Compass (Kristin Thomas)
Sunday April 28, 2:30 – 3:30 p.m.
462A Quincy Street
Price: $2.395 million
Area: Bed Stuy
Broker: Nest Seekers (Rachel King, Sara Golan, Ryan Serhant)
Sunday April 28, 12 – 1:30 p.m.
132 Quincy Street
Price: $2.169 million
Area: Bed Stuy
Broker: Corcoran (Rodolfo Lucchese)
Sunday April 28, 2 – 3 p.m.
427 76th Street
Price: $1.25 million
Area: Bay Ridge
Broker: Compass (Clare Saliba, Lori Mendelis)
Sunday April 28, 2 – 3:30 p.m.
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