Four Cute Townhouses With Updates to See This Weekend, Starting at $1.339 Million


    This weekend’s open houses are all relatively modest affairs with a certain cuteness factor. They include an updated townhouse in Park Slope with a new Hardie exterior, a bright refinished kitchen, and original faux painted slate mantels asking $2.195 million and a two-story townhouse in Midwood with a patterned brick facade, nice woodwork, and a backyard patio and garden on the market for $1.339 million.

    First, in South Slope, at 25A Jackson Place, a three-story townhouse has been thoughtfully updated and has a new and modern Hardie exterior. Inside, it has faux painted slate mantels with incised keystones in one of the parlors and at least one bedroom. The rear parlor is set up as an office with a desk built into one wall, but it will equally work as a bedroom. One of the bathrooms features a jacuzzi. The garden-level kitchen is updated with modern white cabinets, an island, and bright green flooring that extends onto the patio. Altogether it has three bedrooms and three baths, including one in a basement with a recreation room set up as a children’s playroom, as well as mini split air conditioning. The house last sold in 2007 for $1.175 million and, with the updates, is now is looking for $2.195 million.

    At 867 East 21st Street in South Midwood, we have a standalone Edwardian single-family with a front porch, bay windows and garage. The house has plenty to offer, with ornately patterned borders on the parquet floors, a detailed newel post on the staircase, and an updated kitchen with Shaker-style cabinets and new appliances. The bathrooms too look updated, with some nicely preserved features like a clawfoot tub, stained glass windows, and built-in closets. The driveway can fit two to three cars, according to the listing. The garage has a kitchen and bathroom and would seem to offer some potential for a rental unit or in-law suite but an open violation for work on it without a permit might need resolution to prevent any hiccups with title or financing. Altogether it has seven bedrooms and 3.5 bathrooms spread through four floors, not counting the garage. It’s being offered for $1.818 million.

    At 550 76th Street in Bay Ridge is a barrel-fronted townhouse similar to a rental a few blocks away we looked at earlier in the week. Details include bordered parquet floors, a wood mantel and exposed brick in the parlor, a coffered ceiling and plate rail in the dining room, a carved newel post topped by a light on the staircase, stained glass, and three skylights. The kitchen has updated appliances and fairly standard cabinets. The top-floor bathroom has been updated with classic black and white tile, and although the parlor floor doesn’t have a loo, there’s a bathroom with a shower in the cellar. The house is being offered for $1.365 million.

    Finally, at 735 East 10th Street in Midwood, there’s a cute early 20th century townhouse with lots of creatively patterned brickwork and detailed woodwork inside, including patterned parquet borders, window and door trim, and classical columns around the parlor entranceway. The kitchen has Shaker-style cabinets, fun green counters and a passthrough to the dining room. The upstairs bathroom has been nicely updated in a classic fashion with white subway tile with black-and-blue tile borders, hex tile floor and pedestal sink. There is a powder room, laundry and mechnicals in the cellar. The house also has two skylights and a backyard with a patio and garden. It’s been in the same hands since 1984 and is listed at $1.339 million.

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    25A Jackson Place
    Price: $2.195 million
    Area: Park Slope
    Broker: Corcoran (Paul Murphy, Carol Wang)
    Sunday March 24, 11:30 am – 1 pm

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    867 East 21st Street
    Price: $1.818 million
    Area: South Midwood
    Broker: Nest Seekers (Natanel Malkoukian, Sara Golan, Ryan Serhant)
    Sunday March 24, 12 – 1:30 pm

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    550 76th Street
    Price: $1.365 million
    Area: Bay Ridge
    Broker: Halstead (Peter Grazioli, Bernadette Mitchell)
    Sunday March 24, 12:30 – 2:30 pm

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    735 East 10th Street
    Price: $1.339 million
    Area: Midwood
    Broker: Douglas Elliman (Rebekah Carver)
    Sunday March 24, 12:30 – 2 pm

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