A Slee and Bryson House in Flatbush With Parking and Three More to See, Starting at $825K


    Our picks for open houses this week are all early 20th century row houses, three of them with fully renovated interiors. Found in Flatbush, Prospect Lefferts Gardens, Kensington and East New York, they range in price from $825,000 to $2.395 million.

    Starting off in Kensington is this single-family in the petite Albemarle-Kenmore Terraces Historic District. The enclave is filled with Colonial Revival-style houses by noted architects Slee & Bryson, and this circa 1917 house is at the end of a row and has the bonus of an adjoining garage. That garage has been turned into living space but there is still off-street parking. Inside are a few original details like a mantel, crown moldings and wainscoting along with renovations including opening up the dining room. There is plenty of sleeping space with six bedrooms on the upper two floors, including a bedroom with an en suite bath and walk-in closet. The finished basement includes a rec room, full bath and a workshop.

    Another of Brooklyn’s prolific architects, Benjamin Driesler, designed this circa 1909 limestone in the Prospect-Lefferts Gardens Historic District. The interior of the move-in-ready single-family has a strong style statement on the parlor floor with a bold red wallpaper in the middle parlor, setting off the original mantel and built-ins. They’ve been painted as has the other original woodwork, which includes moldings, newel post and a coffered ceiling in the dining room at the rear. There are three bedrooms and two full baths, one of them en suite, upstairs. There’s another bath in the finished basement along with laundry and a lounge.

    In Kensington, this row house has a bit of Tudor Revival style on the exterior with a stucco facade and some half timbering but the interior has been fully renovated with a light, streamlined aesthetic. The original wood floors in the single-family have been lightened, and walls, moldings, wainscoting and built-ins given a consistent white finish. The galley kitchen has a sleek wall of white cabinetry and warm butcher-block countertops. Upstairs are three bedrooms, some with white-painted floors, and a full bath with a sharp graphic style, white tile and black grout. The finished basement has a family room, full bath and laundry.

    Finally, in East New York this pale brick two-family sits at the end of a row of houses with some nicely detailed brick work. The exterior has arched windows, splayed lintels and a keystone over the front door. It lost its original cornice and gained a stepped parapet sometime before 1939, an old tax photo shows. Each floor holds a two-bedroom apartment with kitchen and dining room at the rear of the unit. There aren’t any photos of the bathrooms but the kitchens shown look to be in good repair. With new paint, wallpaper and some well-considered furnishings, the interior could be cute as a button.

    exterior of 2123 albemarle terrace

    2123 Albemarle Terrace
    Price: $2.395 million
    Area: Flatbush
    Broker: Brown Harris Stevens (Andrew B. VanDusen)
    Saturday, March 6 and Sunday, March 7, noon to 2 p.m.
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    interior of 239 sterling place

    239 Sterling Street
    Price: $2.15 million
    Area: Prospect Lefferts Gardens
    Broker: Corcoran (Victoria Reichelt)
    Sunday, March 7, 1 to 3 p.m.
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    interior of 727 ditmas avenue

    727 Ditmas Avenue
    Price: $1.45 million
    Area: Kensington
    Broker: Compass (Nicole Bilu)
    Sunday, March 7, noon to 2 p.m.
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    exterior of 1086 blake avenue

    1086 Blake Avenue
    Price: $825,000
    Area: East New York
    Broker: Keller Williams (Jamella Swift)
    Sunday, March 7, 1 to 2:30 p.m.
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