Two in the Same Row and Other Open Houses to See This Weekend, Starting at $2.395 Million


    Our picks for open houses to see this weekend all have greenery-filled backyards with decks and a mix of historic details and modern updates. Two are single-families and two are three-families. They range in price from $2.395 million for a three-family brownstone in Park Slope to $4.395 million for a three-family brick house in Boerum Hill. While none offer parking, at least one has central air conditioning.

    This 1850s brick townhouse on Dean Street in the Boerum Hill Historic District offers an attractive exterior with its turquoise front door, bright flowers in window boxes, historic ironwork and original cornice. Inside, Italianate era details include a curving staircase, ear moldings, plaster arches and marble mantels. A legal three-family, according to PropertyShark, it is set up as two floor-through apartments over an owner’s duplex, the photos show (although the floor plan describes a double duplex). The upper story — which boasts wide-plank floors, impressive rooftop clerestory windows or skylights, and a blue-tiled kitchen — would make a fine artist’s studio, the listing notes. There is a rear deck off the parlor floor, and the backyard is attractively landscaped with bluestone and gravel patios and planting beds. The house last sold in 2004 for $1.71 million.

    In the center Slope, this distinctive 19th century brownstone row house, most likely dating from the late Italianate era, mixes historic detail with minimalist modern updates. Original details include the staircase, a carved marble mantel, moldings and wood floors. Updates to the single-family house include a streamlined kitchen, white bathrooms with colorful accent tile, down lights, and central air. There are two wood-burning fireplaces, according to the listing, and the parlor-floor deck is made of ipe wood.

    Just outside the historic district in Prospect-Lefferts Gardens is this rather grand single-family Beaux-Arts brick row house, built in the early 20th century. Striking features include an impressive entrance hall on the ground floor, two original mantels, an expansive parlor floor, and three large bedrooms on the top floor. The house’s many original features include woodwork, beamed ceilings, paneling, marble sinks and a clawfoot tub. It also has a front yard, backyard and deck. Altogether there are four bedrooms and 2.5 bathrooms.

    Circling back to Park Slope, just two lots away in the same row as our previous Park Slope pick, is a once-identical house for sale. Set up as a three-family, it appears to be in move-in condition, but with rental grade finishes, and is asking almost a million dollars less than its neighbor ($905,000 less, to be precise). It’s configured as three floor-through apartments, one of which is a two-bedroom unit. While not bursting with original detail, it does retain original floors, a curved mahogany staircase, some shutters and moldings, and a circa 1900 wood mantel with 20th century mosaic tile surround. There is a small deck and planting beds in the backyard.

    221 dean

    221 Dean Street
    Price: $4.395 million
    Area: Boerum Hill
    Broker: Douglas Elliman (James Kerby)
    Sunday, October 25, noon – 4 p.m.
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    285 1st street

    285 1st Street
    Price: $3.3 million
    Area: Park Slope
    Broker: Compass(Wendy Stephenson, Annie Rose)
    Saturday, October 24 and Sunday, October 25, 1 – 4 p.m.
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    361 parkside avenue

    361 Parkside Avenue
    Price: $2.2 million
    Area: Prospect Lefferts Gardens
    Broker: Compass (Daniella Guetta, Shepard Skiff)
    Sunday, October 25, noon – 2 p.m.
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    289 1st street

    289 1st Street
    Price: $2.395 million
    Area: Park Slope
    Broker: Compass (Helen Chee, Rezwan Sharif)
    Sunday, October 25, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
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