Inventory is low and prices are high in Brooklyn — the same thing we’ve been reading about on the national level. To be fair, though, low inventory is not unusual in late July in Brooklyn. Of the dozens of houses having open houses this weekend, we found three worth a closer look. Found in Park Slope, Midwood and Cypress Hills, all are under or just over the $1 million mark — a relative bargain in Brooklyn.
In South Slope, this petite house dates from the mid-19th century and has received a thoroughgoing gut renovation on the interior. Architect Kyle Page of Sundial Studios has packed functionality and style into a space that resembles a Philadelphia Trinity. Essentially only one room deep, the single-family has two floors, a cellar and a bulkhead with a terrace on the roof. The interior is completely modern and mostly white, with an attractive new stair and touches of wood. The main floor has a kitchen, dining area and living room. Upstairs is the main bedroom, a full bath, and an office space configured as a child’s room with a bunk bed in photos. In the cellar is laundry, a bedroom whose legal status is unclear, and another full bathroom. The faux stone exterior has been painted black. The historic tax photo shows the house’s elegant original cornice. The renovation was permitted and completed in 2017.
161 16th Street
Price: $1.195 million
Area: Park Slope
Broker: Corcoran (Jessica Buchman)
Sunday July 25, 2:30 – 3:30 p.m.
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In Midwood, an early 20th century Colonial Revival single-family brick row house appears relatively intact, with a brick fireplace, woodwork, original staircase and elaborate dining room with stained glass and a coffered ceiling. The kitchen has an original dish cupboard worth preserving. There’s no floor plan but photos show what seems to be a second kitchen, which could present issues with financing. The seller is “willing to finance” and the house is “priced for a quick sale,” according to the listing. The DOB shows a history of complaints from a neighbor about a new wall close to the property line. In March, an earlier deed was corrected and the house sold for $990,408 from one LLC to another, according to public records. The current asking price, $925,000, is $65,408 less than the last sale price.
2796 Bedford Avenue
Broker: Remax City Square (Gennadiy Gershanovich)
Saturday July 24, 12:00 – 2:00 p.m.
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In Cypress Hills not far from Highland Park, this circa-1900 semi-detached house has a handsome Beaux-Arts brick facade with a bow front and original details on the interior such as moldings, the staircase and five-panel doors. A legal three-family with a shared driveway, according to the listing, it’s set up with a two-bedroom on the first floor and two one-bedroom apartments on the second floor. While most of the building appears to be in move-in condition, there are some areas that look like they could use some work, including paneling and dropped ceilings. The roof and boiler are less than a decade old and the home is being sold as is, the listing says.
20 Highland Place
Area: East New York
Broker: Exp Realty Nyc (Ghislaine Pierre Zakrzewski)
Sunday July 25, 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.
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