An Axel Hedman Limestone in PLG and Three Others to See This Halloween Weekend


    Up for in-person inspection this Halloween weekend are four historic townhouses with original details and modern updates, all apparently in move-in condition. Three of them are located in historic districts. Ranging in price from $1.5 million to $4.5 million, they are found in Cobble Hill, Park Slope, Prospect-Lefferts Gardens and Bed Stuy. Keep in mind most open houses require appointments and social distancing.

    Starting off in the Cobble Hill historic district, this circa 1840s Greek Revival house at 280 Clinton Street was remodeled in the 19th century and is notable for its oriel window overlooking Warren Street and its bay on Clinton Street next to a street-level entrance. Apparently in move-in condition, the two-family is configured as two duplexes with open living and dining areas, and each apartment has its own entrance and staircase. There are pressed metal ceilings, parquet with inlaid borders, at least five stone mantels, some exposed white-painted brick, and updated bathrooms and kitchens.

    Also in a historic district, in this case in Park Slope, this pale stone Renaissance Revival house with a barrel front and pressed tin cornice was built circa 1903. Located a block from Prospect Park, it’s a three-family with one apartment per floor. Features include wood mantels with columns and original tile, moldings, tin ceilings and parquet floors. While wet rooms do not appear recently updated, the building looks to be in fine shape, going by the photos.

    Moving on to the Prospect-Lefferts Gardens historic district, we have a circa 1901 bow-fronted limestone with cartouche details designed by noted architect Axel Hedman. A two-family, it’s set up as a triplex over a garden rental, according to the listing. It looks like it’s had some polishing since we featured it as a House of the Day in 2015, and appears to be in near-original mint condition. Details include a pier mirror, mantels, a fretwork screen, three sunrooms, a grand center staircase and numerous built-ins.

    Last but not least, in Bed Stuy is a two-family in a quirky late 19th century row with deep cornices and a mix of smooth and rough-faced brownstone. Inside is elaborate woodwork with fanciful toppers, decorative plaster details, exposed brick, and modern kitchens. A parlor level deck has steps down to the garden. It’s set up as a four-bedroom duplex over a two-bedroom garden rental. Already renovated when it last sold in 2018 for $1.475 million, it’s asking only $25,000 more now.

    280 clinton street

    280 Clinton Street
    Price: $4.5 million
    Area: Cobble Hill
    Broker: Compass (Maryanne Farrell, Kim Soule)
    Sunday November 1, 12 – 2 p.m.
    See it here ->

    447 15th street

    447 15th Street
    Price: $2.7 million
    Area: Park Slope
    Broker: Triplemint (Michael Simmon-Pappadakos, Beatrice Genco)
    Sunday November 1, 12 – 1:30 p.m.
    See it here ->

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    233 lincoln road interior

    233 Lincoln Road
    Price: $1.999 million
    Area: Prospect Lefferts Gardens
    Broker: The Burkhardt Group (Keith Burkhardt)
    Sunday November 1, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
    See it here ->

    634 Monroe Street

    634 Monroe Street
    Price: $1.5 million
    Area: Bed Stuy
    Broker: Compass (Brad Bateman, Jessica Fields)
    Sunday November 1, 2 – 4 p.m.
    See it here ->

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