Italianate in Crown Heights With Marble Mantels and Three More to See, Starting at $885K


    This weekend’s open houses vary widely in the presence or absence of historic details on the inside, with one, being of recent vintage, naturally having none at all. They’re located in Prospect Lefferts Gardens, Crown Heights and Bed Stuy, with prices ranging from $885,000 for a single-family townhouse to $1.995 million for a two-family from the early 20th century that has been gut renovated. The other two have more to see inside, especially a circa 1897 house designed by Amzi Hill.

    In Prospect Lefferts Gardens, a two-family, bow-fronted, early 20th century limestone row house at 19 Clarkson Avenue has been gut renovated, white-boxed in a clean modern style. The set up is a half-basement apartment that steps up to a suburban-style grassy garden in the back with a duplex above. The latter has an open plan kitchen/living room somewhat following the Scandanavian manner mixing wood with sparse minimalist finishes. There’s a balcony through the kitchen. No signs of any historical details in the photos: the staircase has been replaced with a steel one, and the flooring is light wide-plank wood. Upstairs are three bedrooms, a washer/dryer in a hallway closet and two bathrooms. The one bathroom pictured, an en suite in the master bedroom, has a glass-enclosed shower and gray tiles, respectively. The building appears to have last been purchased in 2015 for $945,000 before renovation. The asking price is $1.995 million.

    In Crown Heights, a circa 1897 Italianate brownstone designed by well-known Brooklyn architect Amzi Hill that we covered when it was last sold in 2017 is back on the market. Located at 1347a Pacific Street, it’s in the Crown Heights Historic District and the interior is a well-preserved renovation, set up as a garden-level apartment with a triplex above it. Some of the details include a winding wood staircase, at least four marble mantels with arched openings, wood floors with striped borders and stained glass screens. The kitchen upstairs has a big island, white marble countertops, designer appliances and a new deck added in the rear. Five bedrooms and a pair of bathrooms are on the top two floors. The asking price is $1.95 million.

    Also on view this weekend, a dignified two-family limestone house in the Stuyvesant Heights Historic District that shows off ornate cast-iron railings and entrance,  along with Beaux-Arts/ Second Empire-influenced ornamentation on the facade. The interior has details like stained glass windows, parquet floors and pocket doors. While the kitchen hasn’t been updated recently and has a drop ceiling and not particularly au courant cabinetry, it looks to be in excellent condition and the appliances are stainless steel. We covered it in 2010 in part because of its renowned architect, William Dubus, who built it as part of a row of six in 1910. The address is at 101 Chauncey Street, and it’s going for $1.8 million.

    Finally, another Sunday open house to look out for is at 25 Troy Avenue in Bed Stuy. It’s a red brick single-family house of recent vintage, built in 1985, with a parking spot in the front. The floors are wood with tan tiles in the entrance and kitchen, which has standard cabinets and stainless steel appliances. There’s also a pass-through window to the dining room. Beyond the kitchen through sliding doors is a patio currently covered in artificial turf, stepping down to a grassy yard. Upstairs are four bedrooms and a bath. Last sold for $418,700 in 2008, it’s now priced at $885,000.


    19 Clarkson Avenue
    Price: $1.995 million
    Area: Prospect Lefferts Gardens
    Broker: Compass (Sharon Cohen)
    Sunday, January 26, 2:30 – 3:30 pm

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    1347a Pacific Street
    Price: $1.95 million
    Area: Crown Heights
    Broker: Halstead (Tyson Lewis, H. Alexandra Como Saghir)
    Sunday January 26, 2:00pm – 3:30pm

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    101 Chauncey Street
    Price: $1.8 million
    Area: Bed Stuy
    Broker: Halstead (Ban Leow, Howard Ramlal)
    Sunday, January 26, 2:30 – 3:30 pm

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    25 Troy Avenue
    Price: $885,000
    Area: Bed Stuy
    Broker: Douglas Elliman (Davidson Joseph, Andrew Epstein)
    Sunday, January 26, 1 – 3 pm

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