Four Move-in-Ready Historic Row Houses to See This Weekend, Starting at $1.395 Million


    This week’s open house picks are all 19th century row houses that are in move-in condition, some with recent renovations. Located in Clinton Hill, Carroll Gardens, Gowanus and Bedford Stuyvesant, they range in price from $1.395 million for a Neo-Grec brownstone in Bed Stuy to $3.995 million for a row house in Clinton Hill. Keep in mind that most open houses still require appointments to be scheduled before viewing.

    An Italianate row house on Lafayette Avenue in the Clinton Hill Historic District has a striking stone facade and an interior that mixes some original features like plaster details and parquet floors with a modern renovation. The two-family house has an owner’s triplex above a garden rental. In the triplex, the kitchen takes up the rear of the parlor floor and has a wall of glass, quartz countertops and sleek white cabinets. Glass doors lead to a rear deck and a landscaped stone patio.

    Located on Carroll Gardens’s quirky block-long Dennett (aka Dennet) Place, this two-family row house hasn’t been on the market in decades. It’s still got the bracketed cornice seen in the circa 1940 tax photo, but it acquired a Permastone facade in the mid 20th century. The Permastone has recently been updated with a coat of gray paint. According to the listing, the house is set up as a duplex over a garden apartment, but the floor plan shows just a single kitchen along with an open plan living and dining room on the parlor level. There’s a full bath, laundry and bedroom on the top floor. On the exterior, one of the tiny doors for which the street is famous leads to a bedroom, full bath and storage.

    In Gowanus, this 19th century brick row house has a fetching brick exterior with a low stoop, brownstone basement and a bracketed cornice. Inside there are bits of original Italianate details, including marble mantels. The two-family home is set up as a duplex with a one-bedroom apartment with home office on the top floor. The duplex has a living room, kitchen, laundry and half bath on the garden level with access to a brick-paved rear yard. The rental unit has exposed brick walls, a skylight and a renovated kitchen.

    A Neo-Grec in Bed Stuy has some curb appeal with its brownstone facade, deep cornice and bright red front door. A two-family, it’s set up as a three-bedroom duplex over a one-bedroom garden apartment. There’s original woodwork on the parlor level, now painted, including moldings, wainscoting and stair, along with an unpainted wood mantel with an overmantel mirror. Out back, there’s a wood deck and gravel yard with brick pathway and planting beds.

    interior 286 lafayette avenue

    286 Lafayette Avenue
    Price: $3.995 million
    Area: Clinton Hill
    Broker: Compass (Jayson Halladay, Leah Solomon)
    Saturday September 19, 12:30 – 2 p.m.
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    dennett place row houses

    15 Dennett Place
    Price: $2.5 million
    Area: Carroll Gardens
    Broker: Corcoran (Philip Henn)
    Sunday September 20, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
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    328 Carroll Street
    Price: $2.2 million
    Area: Gowanus
    Broker: Douglas Elliman (Barbara Katsnelson)
    Sunday September 20, 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
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    interior 185a vernon avenue

    185a Vernon Avenue
    Price: $1.395 million
    Area: Bed Stuy
    Broker: Compass (Alexandra Foucard, Lois Thompson, Eileen McGill)
    Sunday September 20, 12 – 2 p.m.
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