Move-in-Ready Houses With Circa-1900 Details to See This Weekend, Starting at $899K

Photo by Tina Gallo, courtesy The Corcoran Group


    A selection of roomy standalone homes in Windsor Terrace, Midwood and Sea Gate as well as a bow-fronted townhouse in Bay Ridge are on view at open houses this weekend. Some have woodwork, mantels and stained glass; all are move-in ready but also have room for improvements. They start at $899,000 for a standalone house in the private, gated beachfront community of Sea Gate and go up to $1.6 million for an Edwardian in Windsor Terrace with a porch and bay windows.

    First, at 226 East 7th Street in Windsor Terrace, a standalone Edwardian has a front porch with balusters matching its masonry garden wall, bay windows and a gabled roof. The house is set up as two double duplexes, both with their own entrance and set of stairs. The foyer is elaborate, with stained glass, neo-Classical columns and parquet floors, although it also has a rather noticeable sprinkler system. Other nice details can be found spread around the six bedrooms and three bathrooms over 2.5 floors and a cellar. There’s also a driveway with parking. It’s asking $1.6 million.

    Then, at 538 72nd Street in Bay Ridge, there’s a circa 1900 gray brick three-story row house with a bow front. Inside, there is ornamental crown molding, mantels with columns, a pier mirror and other details to see, though the wet rooms could probably use some cosmetic updates. It’s a two-family with six bedrooms and three bathrooms altogether, according to the listing. There’s no floor plan but it appears to be configured as a floor-through apartment over a duplex. It’s listed at $1.57 million.

    Next up, at 900 East 21st Street in Midwood close to Brooklyn College, an early 20th century single-family detached home with a two-car garage and driveway is recently renovated. Inside it has parquet throughout, a fireplace, built-in bookcases, and stained glass. The updated galley-style kitchen has new Shaker-style cabinets, modern fixtures and stainless steel appliances. The bathrooms are also modernized, and the basement has a new washer and dryer and wet bar. This one has four bedrooms and three bathrooms and is priced at $1.5 million.

    Last, at 3851 Lyme Avenue in Sea Gate, another early 20th century standalone home is a legal two-family with a second kitchen and terrace on the third floor, but it’s currently being used as a single-family. The red brick porch and columns, roof overhangs on the lower two stories, and the dormer on the third level give the exterior lots of character. There’s parquet and a brick fireplace on the ground floor. The wet rooms might benefit from some cosmetic updates, but it looks to be in good shape. The listing entices with the idea of it serving as a quiet hideaway because it’s in a gated, private community with a beach. Potential buyers might want to inquire about ground floor elevation and flood insurance. The asking price here is $899,000.

    windsor terrace

    Photo by Tina Gallo, courtesy The Corcoran Group

    226 East 7th Street
    Price: $1.6 million
    Area: Windsor Terrace
    Broker: Corcoran (Keith Mack, Sylvia Dimova)
    Sunday August 25, 11 a.m. – noon

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    bay ridge

    538 72nd Street
    Price: $1.57 million
    Area: Bay Ridge
    Broker: Winzone Realty Inc (Huizhen Li)
    Sunday August 25, noon – 2 p.m.

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    ditmas park

    900 E 21st Street
    Price: $1.5 million
    Area: Midwood
    Broker: Keller Williams Realty Liberty (Valerie Shalomoff)
    Saturday August, 1 – 3 p.m.

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    lyme avenue

    3851 Lyme Avenue
    Price: $899,000
    Area: Sea Gate
    Broker: Fillmore Real Estate (Joe DeVito)
    Sunday August 25, 2:30 – 4 p.m.

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