Park Slope Brownstone With Energy-Efficient Features and Three More to See, Starting at $625K


    Our open house picks this week all have beautifully crafted details regardless of their age or condition. Two are from the 19th century and two from the 20th; the latter both come with that most coveted of Brooklyn features — a garage. They range in price from $625,000 for a standalone home in East Flatbush to $3.999 million for a Renaissance Revival brownstone in Park Slope.

    A Renaissance Revival brownstone at 488 13th Street in Park Slope has well-preserved original details, but it’s the the modern updates that make the biggest impression in this home renovated by an architect-owner. A legal three-family, according to PropertyShark, it’s currently set up with two kitchens and a flexible floor plan, allowing it to be used as a one- or two-family. Historic details include mantels, moldings, parquet and wainscoting. The exterior is also impressive, with a bay window, rough-cut stone bands and carved panels, and an ornate metal cornice. It’s been enhanced with all manner of custom shelving and cabinets, an energy-efficient zoned central air system, new kitchens, and all of the high-end appliances. On the parlor level is a deck, and in the back a luxuriant garden oriented around a koi pond. Apparently in top-notch condition, it’s asking $3.999 million.

    Then at 17 Parkside Court, in Prospect Lefferts Gardens, we have a circa 1900 Renaissance Revival limestone townhouse with comparable ornamental details on the facade. The listing gives no interior photos but states there are lots of original details. Although the listing says it’s a two-family, and could easily be used as one, the floor plan shows three sizable floor-through units, each with its own separate entrance. Located on a private street around the corner from Prospect Park, the house has a parking spot in the front and a backyard overlooking the Q train tracks. It’s listed for $1.75 million.

    Meanwhile at 2923 Fillmore Avenue in Marine Park, a circa 1936 neo-Georgian home has charming details such as arched doorways, molding, French doors and original bathrooms. The main bathroom appears to be in excellent condition, at least in the photos, and sports peach and maroon tile and a matching peach console sink and tub under an arch. There is a separate dining room, a breakfast nook, a circa 1960 kitchen and, in the basement, a garage. The ground floor of the single-family home also contains laundry, mechanicals and a guest apartment or family room with kitchenette and bathroom. Some updating in the kitchen and removal of carpeting and paneling may be called for. It’s asking $829,000.

    Last but not least, at 972 Albany Avenue in East Flatbush is a standalone early 20th century single-family house that has a 1926 certificate of occupancy, a Dutch-style gambrel roof and well-preserved main rooms. The floors are parquet, the staircase Arts and Crafts in style, and the dining room has a stained-glass window. The kitchen appears to have last been updated in the 1970s, with faux wood paneling, a drop ceiling, laminate counters and vinyl floor tiles. Four bedrooms and a bathroom, the latter not shown, are upstairs. It’s got a driveway with a separate garage in back. The asking price is $625,000.


    488 13th Street
    Price: $3.999 million
    Area: Park Slope
    Broker: Brown Harris Stevens (Jeffery L. Welch, Mary Kay Seery)
    Sunday January 19, 2:30 – 4 p.m.
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    17 Parkside Court
    Price: $1.75 million
    Area: Prospect Lefferts Gardens
    Broker: Avenue Sothebys International Realty (Andrew Moore, Adia Revell)
    Sunday January 19, 3:15 – 4:45 p.m.
    Monday January 20, 12:30 – 1:30 p.m.
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    2923 Fillmore Avenue
    Price: $829,000
    Area: Marine Park
    Broker: Fillmore Real Estate (Nancy Pecoraro)
    Sunday January 19, 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
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    972 Albany Avenue
    Price: $625,000
    Area: Flatbush
    Broker: Corcoran (Josiane Lysius, Joseph Dima)
    Sunday January 19, 2 – 3 p.m.
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