For this weekend’s open houses, we picked four relatively modest homes in the $2 million range, all one- or two-family, at least two of them from the early 20th century, featuring some historical details but nothing extravagant. They start at $1.75 million for a two-family in Park Slope with an attractive facade and marble mantels and go up to $2.195 million for a brick row house in Windsor Terrace with a front porch. Two are shingled, including one in Greenpoint with a Colonial Revival oriel window in front, and an Arts and Crafts-style standalone in Ditmas Park West with a porch, gables and a garage.
First, at 43 Fuller Place in Windsor Terrace, an early 20th century single-family brick Colonial Revival row house has a bracketed cornice, stone lintels with keystones, and a front porch with three columns and dentil trim. Inside it preserves details such as parquet floors, an Arts and Crafts-style stairway, original wainscoting and moldings. The kitchen is in a rear addition, renovated in a gray and tan palette and stainless steel, and a deck is accessible through a side door. There’s a stained glass skylight in the bathroom, which has flowery wallpaper, ivory tile floors, and a tan tile surround. With three bedrooms upstairs, another half bathroom by the kitchen, a patio in the backyard, and a washer/dryer in the basement, it’s on the market for $2.195 million.
Next, at 140a Diamond Street in Greenpoint, there’s a wood-frame legal two-family in use as one. The front is shingled with an oriel window and front steps made of rough-cut stones. The 1940s tax photo shows it is part of a circa 1890s row. The interior has been modernized, and in the living room, the bay window has a built-in shelf enclosing a radiator. The kitchen is renovated with Shaker-style cabinets, tile floors, and stone counters, and has a door leading to a rear deck. The backyard is nicely landscaped. The two bedrooms upstairs share a walk-in closet, and one has a counter with a sink, according to the floor plan, presumably part of a former kitchen. It’s asking $1.925 million.
Then at 1308 Ditmas Avenue in Ditmas Park, an early 20th century standalone home has great street presence, with shingles and a swept gable merging with the porch roof. The details inside include parquet, wood shutters, an Arts and Crafts-style stairway, a wood-burning fireplace, and a dining room with coffered ceilings and wainscoting. The vintage-style kitchen looks to date from the 1980s or so, with blue and white checkered tile backsplash and counters and a built-in breakfast nook combined with an island. It has four bedrooms and three bathrooms, plus a garage. It’s priced at $1.795 million.
Finally, at 217 13th Street in Park Slope, an attractive three-story, two-family, circa 1880s Neo-Grec row house has flat lintels and an ornate cornice painted black to match the original ironwork, contrasting nicely with the red-brick facade. The house is in move-in condition and set up as a rental apartment over a two-bedroom, two-bath garden-level duplex. Features include wood floors and ivory-colored marble mantels. The kitchen in the duplex has standard-issue cabinets and has been updated with dark gray hexagonal floor tiles. The backyard has trees in narrow planting beds and has been paved with a combination of slate and red concrete tiles. It’s asking $1.75 million.
43 Fuller Place
Price: $2.195 million
Area: Windsor Terrace
Broker: Corcoran (Bridget Applegate, Charlie Pigott)
Sunday September 29, 3:30 – 5 p.m.
140a Diamond Street
Price: $1.925 million
Broker: Compass (Eileen Richter, Anita Culp)
Saturday September 28, 12:30 – 2:30 p.m.
Sunday September 29, 12:30 – 2:30 p.m.
1308 Ditmas Avenue
Price: $1.795 million
Area: Ditmas Park
Broker: Corcoran (Michael Tannen, Talia Magen)
Sunday September 29, 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.
217 13th Street
Price: $1.75 million
Area: Park Slope
Broker: Corcoran (Jennifer Wang, Linda Peng)
Sunday September 29, 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
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