Four to See With Fancy Woodwork, Mantels and Room for Improvements, Starting at $1.095 Million

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    Our picks for open houses to see this week alternate between unlikely luxury from humble beginnings and faded glories of previous eras with potential for future greatness. They include a renovated Greenpoint wood-frame townhouse with vinyl siding, a late Victorian brick three-family in Bed Stuy with some fanciful details, an eclectic two-family Renaissance Revival brownstone in Bushwick that historic-detail fetishists dream of, and a circa 1900 pale brick barrel-fronted two-family that’s essentially move-in ready. Prices range from $1.095 million to $2.75 million.

    First, at 574 Leonard Street at the Nassau Avenue end of Greenpoint, there’s a mid-19th century wood-frame Italianate townhouse showing on Sunday with two marble mantels and horse walk to a sizable backyard with two small tool sheds and a patio. Arranged as a three-bedroom duplex on the garden level with two floor-throughs above, it could perhaps use some upgrades but the kitchens and floors have been updated. The asking price is $2.75 million.

    At 185 Van Buren Street, a four-story red-brick townhouse in Bed Stuy has rough-faced stone lintels, sills and bands and preserved iron railings and fence. It has not been renovated recently, but from what we can see in the photos, the three-family (configured as two floor-throughs over a duplex) has some impressive woodwork and parquet hiding within. The backyard is paved in stone with brick borders. The list price here is $1.5999 million.

    Then, at 22 Linden Street in Bushwick, there’s a large and elaborate two-family (configured as a single-family) row house on the market with whimsical fireplaces and tons of plaster detail and woodwork in need of renovation. This one is across the street from one of the finest and most interesting rows in Bushwick, and one that the community has identified as a candidate for landmarking, which may actually happen in advance of an anticipated rezoning. It’s on the market for $1.395 million.

    Lastly, at 1325 Park Place in Crown Heights, a legal two-family circa 1900 townhouse has a half-barrel, pale brick facade, with limestone rough-faced sills and flat band lintels. It consists of two original floor-through apartments. As well, the floor plan shows a third unit in the below-grade cellar, which could pose some difficulties for financing. Its paved backyard abuts a church. With a mixture of hard wood, tiled, and carpeted floors, it looks to be in good rental condition. It’s asking $1.095 million.

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    574 Leonard Street
    Price: $2.75 million
    Area: Greenpoint (Dominic D’Annunzio)
    Broker: Douglas Elliman
    Sunday June 30, 1 – 2:30 p.m.
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    185 Van Buren Street
    Price: $1.599 million
    Area: Bed Stuy (Joseph Dima, Josiane Lysius)
    Broker: Corcoran
    Sunday June 30, noon – 1 p.m.

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    22 Linden Street
    Price: $1.395 million
    Area: Bushwick
    Broker: Compass (Ronit Abraham)
    Tuesday, July 2, 6 – 7 p.m.

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    1325 Park Place
    Price: $1.095 million
    Area: Crown Heights
    Broker: Douglas Elliman (Kurt Vikki)
    Sunday June 30, 2 – 3:30 p.m.

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