A Prospect Heights Manse With Mantels and Three More to See, Starting at $875K


    This week’s open house are all move-in ready; three of them have a mix of updates and original detail while the other is ready for a style upgrade. Located in Fort Green, Prospect Heights, Greenpoint and Marine Park, they range in asking price from $875,000 for a house in Marine Park to $4.99 million for a brownstone in Fort Greene. Keep in mind that most open houses still require appointments to be scheduled before viewing.

    One of a row of Second Empire brownstones built circa 1868-71, this four-family, 22-foot-wide house in the Fort Greene Historic District has an owner’s duplex with three rental units above. Only the duplex is shown in the listing photos but it’s got parquet floors with inlaid borders, marble mantels, plasterwork and tin ceilings. A renovated kitchen with white cabinetry has a wall of glass that overlooks a landscaped garden with a deck, patio, planting beds and an irrigation system.

    This 1893 Romanesque Revival house in the Prospect Heights Historic District was cleverly designed by architect Magnus Dahlander to appear with its two neighbors as one imposing manse. Sited on a corner, it has an impressive brick arch over the entry and a rounded tower with a conical roof. Inside, the single family house has much of its original woodwork intact and unpainted, including stair, pier mirror, mantels and wainscoting. It’s got a dining room and kitchen on the garden level, parlors and a home office above and two floors of bedroom space. There’s a paved yard with a pergola and planting beds.

    In Greenpoint, this late 19th century brick three-story has an owner’s duplex with a two bedroom apartment above. It’s had a gut reno with central air added and the open-plan first floor has a living room at the front, an open staircase and a kitchen with a wall of rough-hewn built-in shelves at the rear. The kitchen also has white cabinets, an apron-front sink and French doors leading out to a patio.

    Built in 1938 as a single-family home but quickly altered to a two-family, according to building records, this semi-detached Marine Park brick house has been in the same family for decades. It looks to be move-in ready, although a new owner might want to give it some style tweaks. There’s some parquet but there are also carpeted floors as well as floor to ceiling mirrors; the latter might take some work to remove or a creative eye to work around. It’s got a garage as well as a driveway and a concrete-paved backyard.

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    215 Clermont Avenue
    Price: $4.99 million
    Area: Fort Greene
    Broker: Compass (Vickey Barron, Jennifer Lafferty)
    Sunday, August 30, 2:30 – 3:30 p.m.
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    562 Bergen Street
    Price: $3.895 million
    Area: Prospect Heights
    Broker: Compass (Jodie Garay, Maryellen Rodriguez)
    Sunday August 30, 1 – 3 p.m.
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    126 Meserole Avenue
    Price: $3.15 million
    Area: Greenpoint
    Broker: Compass (Yuval Vidal, Esther Patten)
    Sunday August 30, 4 – 5 p.m.
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    1566 East 31st Street
    Price: $875,000
    Area: Marine Park
    Broker: Pride Estates
    Sunday August 30, 2 – 4 p.m.
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