A Quirky Yet Sleek ‘Tiny House’ and Three Others to See, Starting at $1.595 Million


    Though we might get a bit more snow this weekend, open houses are calling, among them some multi-families with potential and a quirky yet sleek and modern “tiny house” in Red Hook with impressive outdoor space. They are found in Park Slope, Windsor Terrace, Greenpoint and the aforementioned Red Hook.

    Starting off in Park Slope, this four-story Romanesque Revival brownstone in the historic district has a number of attractive original details and updates. It’s a three-family, according to PropertyShark, but set up as a two-family and used a single-family, the listing says. The circa 1895 row house has Colonial Revival mantels on the parlor floor, an original stair, woodwork and plaster details, and at least two clawfoot tubs. The floor plan also shows the passthroughs with sinks, though they are not pictured. Set up as a triplex over a garden-floor rental, the 18.5-foot-wide house has a kitchen in rear parlor, a deck on the parlor level, three wood-burning fireplaces, central air, and exterior gas lights in both the front and rear. The bathrooms have been gently updated, and while the kitchens don’t appear recently refreshed, the house appears to be in move-in condition. The furnace boiler and roof are new, and the facade has been restored, according to the listing. It’s listed at $3.7 million.

    In Windsor Terrace, an early 20th century limestone on a corner lot comes with a garage. In estate condition, the two-family has quite a bit of Edwardian detail inside and out. The attractive exterior appears to be in good shape, with a curved limestone front, striped cream and rusty brick side, and blue-painted metal cornice with swags and dentils. The interior, set up as two railroad-style floor-through apartments with baseboard heating, could use some attention. Vintage features include parquet with inlaid borders, wall moldings, pocket doors, an Arts and Crafts style stair, an original built-in in a bedroom, a stained glass skylight, and an old gas sconce since converted to electric in a walk-in closet. It’s asking $2.9 million.

    In Greenpoint, a late 19th century brick three-family with brownstone trim is asking $2.098 million. Its three floor-through railroad apartments look to be in move-in condition, and it will be delivered vacant, the listing says. The units retain a decent amount of detail, including some slate mantels, wood trim and a clawfoot tub. The rental-grade kitchens and bathrooms appear fairly recently updated, and the apartments have wide openings between rooms, exposed brick and arched doorways.

    Moving on to Red Hook, a just-renovated “tiny house” has extensive landscaped grounds and outdoor spaces. This one-story one-family was a store in 1928, according to an old certificate of occupancy. Now the interior is sleek and modern, with a combined kitchen-dining room, one bedroom and one bathroom. A deck leads to a separate office/studio set up as a living room with office. Beyond is a large landscaped garden with pergola, wood walkway, and beds with gravel and plantings. On top of the studio is a rooftop deck. For sale by its owner-developer, it is listed for $1.595 million.

    20 polhemus place

    20 Polhemus Place
    Price: $3.7 million
    Area: Park Slope
    Broker: Compass (Maria Ryan, Libby Ryan)
    Sunday February 7, 12 – 3 p.m.
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    1 sherman street

    1 Sherman Street
    Price: $2.9 million
    Area: Windsor Terrace
    Broker: RE/MAX Real Estate (Billy E. Apter, Vito Angelo)
    Saturday February 6, 2 – 3:30 p.m.
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    49 sutton street greenpoint

    49 Sutton Street
    Price: $2.188 million
    Area: Greenpoint
    Broker: Century 21 Premier (Michael Dallal)
    Saturday February 6, 12 – 1 p.m. and Sunday February 7, 12 – 1 p.m.
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    red hook 68 sullivan
    68 Sullivan Street
    Price: $1.595 million
    Area: Red Hook
    Broker: RedHoek+Partners
    Sunday, February 7, 12 – 2 p.m.
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