An Italianate in Fort Greene With Marble Mantels and Three More to See, Starting at $1.449 Million


    It’s a second weekend of in-person open houses and the options out there are increasing. There are still the expected cautions in place: Appointments are required to view the houses during the scheduled open house times, and presumably social distancing and other measures are in place. We found four row houses, two that are move-in ready and two that are in need of renovation to make them shine. They are all north of a million, ranging in asking price from $1.449 million for a Bushwick brownstone to $3.25 million for one in Fort Greene.

    Up first, a circa 1866 Italianate in the Fort Greene Historic District. This two-family brownstone on Adelphi Street has original details like a pier mirror, marble mantels and wood floors. It also has a renovation that never moved forward. “Shovel ready,” according to the listing, apparently the house already has LPC and DOB approved plans. Presumably those plans include changes to the wet rooms as there’s only a glimpse of a parlor floor kitchen and none of the bathrooms are shown. The house is currently set up as a triplex over a one-bedroom garden rental.

    If you are looking to tackle a full house renovation, this 1860s brick and brownstone Anglo Italianate on South Elliott Place in the Fort Greene Historic District certainly qualifies. It’s in estate condition, not having changed hands since the 1970s. The handful of photos show marble mantels, an original stair and wood floors along with later additions like a drop ceiling. The two-family home is set up as a triplex over a garden rental and there’s no mention of the condition of the wet rooms. The listing does note that the house was recently vetted and qualified for a construction loan, which may mean a conventional mortgage could be an issue.

    For something a bit more move-in ready, here’s an early 20th century brick row house in the Prospect-Lefferts Historic District. Set up as a two-family, it has two one-bedroom floor-through apartments over a basement. Both units have living and dining in the front and a bedroom at the rear. In between is a bonus interior room for a home office. There are wall moldings and wood floors, and the kitchen and bath pictured appear to be in fine shape.

    Finally, in Bushwick we have a two-story Neo-Grec brownstone on Bushwick Avenue. Set up as a duplex above a one-bedroom garden rental, it’s had a recent reno that included new kitchens and baths with some thoughtful design touches. The overhaul also included updates to the electric, plumbing and roof. Original details that remain include wood floors, moldings and two slate mantels. There are pocket doors and a tin ceiling in the living room of the upper unit.

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    216 Adelphi Street
    Price: $3.25 million
    Area: Fort Greene
    Broker: Douglas Elliman (Douglas (Doug) Bowen, Zia O’Hara)
    Sunday, July 26, noon-2 p.m.
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    55 South Elliott Place
    Price: $1.9 million
    Area: Fort Greene
    Broker: Compass (Daniella Guetta, Scott Klein)
    Sunday, July 26, noon-2 p.m.
    See it here ->

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    182 Lefferts Avenue
    Price: $1.575 million
    Area: Prospect-Lefferts Gardens
    Broker: Compass (Kirsten Syrett, Sarah Chamberlin)
    Sunday, July 26, noon
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    955 Bushwick Avenue
    Price: $1.449 million
    Area: Bushwick
    Broker: Douglas Elliman (Gabriel Greenberg, Everett Smith)
    Sunday, July 26, noon-1 p.m.
    See it here ->

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