The shingle house at 236 Stratford Road in Ditmas Park has a porch swing, two-car garage and recording studio. But perhaps the most remarkable thing about it is the identity of the seller, The National‘s guitarist Aaron Dessner.
Ditmas Park is losing an iconic standalone Victorian, to be replaced by a seven-story apartment building.
Today’s house is a 1902 Edwardian that’s been beautifully updated by its artist owners, with some vintage-modern touches and a lot of lovely spaces. It’s at 210 Stratford Road in Beverly Square West, but you could be forgiven for calling this Ditmas Park, as many would.
Right now it’s set up as a two-family, with an exceptionally nice one-plus-bedroom rental on the ground floor. Most buyers will no doubt covet that ground-floor space and want to turn this into a one-family, and it could be easily done.
Here’s a spacious and affordable three-bedroom co-op for rent near the park in Flatbush. There are three nicely sized bedrooms, a large separate living room, and a windowless office off the foyer. Beamed ceilings and herringbone floors also give it a nice prewar feel. However, the co-op board does have to approve any potential renters. What are your thoughts on it for $2,600 a month?
Here’s a huge, beautiful two-bedroom for rent in a free-standing Victorian in Flatbush. The paint job is eye-popping, but it can’t hide the original moldings, parquet floors and bright bay windows. The kitchen has plenty of cabinets and seems large enough for a dining table, and the living room looks spacious too. Rent might be a little high for the location, which is several blocks away from the 2/5 and B/Q trains. Do you think $2,500 a month seems reasonable for this much space?
This big (1,279 square feet) two-bedroom condo at 1138 Ocean Avenue in Ditmas Park just came on the market with a price tag of $899,000. It’s got a nice modern feel to it and appears to be in great shape. Both bedrooms have a decent amount of room and there’s a private balcony off the living room. How does the price strike you for the area?
This circa-1900 wood frame with a wraparound porch at 1320 Beverley Road has all the usual period details, including wood work, a working gas fireplace with original mantel, stained glass, original doors, bay windows and vintage style lighting. It’s 3,684 square feet, according to PropertyShark, and part of the second floor is set up as a rental apartment. Yes, the two units share a staircase, but the living spaces are separate.
The mechanicals are in excellent shape and there’s a new roof and new boiler, according to the listing, although some buyers might want to update or restore the kitchen and baths.
It’s located in the Beverly Square West section of Victorian Flatbush, convenient to the shops and restaurants on Cortelyou. It’s in a proposed landmark district, but has not yet been designated. What do you think of it and the ask of $1,895,000?
This freestanding Dutch Colonial house at 1110 Ditmas Avenue in Ditmas Park West looks to be in move-in condition, with plenty of original details. The inside of the shingled Edwardian home is Arts and Crafts in style, with a wood-burning brick fireplace, original wood work, parquet, panelling, stained glass and original doors.
It has a porch with big columns, five bedrooms, a semi-finished basement with laundry and woodworking shop, a separate garage, and a roomy back yard. The kitchen and 2.5 bathrooms have been updated, but have an early 20th century vintage feel. It’s also not far from the shops on Cortelyou.
Considering prices of late, it seems like a good deal for $1,399,000. What do you think of it?
This 1907 Craftsman style home at 633 East 19th Street in Midwood Park has several outstanding features you don’t see every day: An intact bathroom with original tile and pedestal sink, an unusual arched red brick wood burning fireplace, and a sleeping porch (also useful as a sun room). And it also has lots of other original detail, including wood work, stained glass, and a tiger oak and mahogany staircase.
There are also bay windows, lots of bathrooms, a deck and big yard, and a two-car garage. The 1970s kitchen could probably use some updating (or restoration). The house is located in the Fiske Terrace-Midwood Park Historic District, according to the listing. How do you like it for $1,625,000?
Here’s a very cute five-bedroom, two-bath house up for rent in Kensington, next to the border with Ditmas Park. The three-story detached home was renovated last year but still has a bunch of original details on the parlor floor, like wood paneling, a carved bannister and a lovely mirrored mantel in the dining room.
There’s a front porch, a huge backyard with a swing set and a finished basement that has a washer/dryer. The driveway on the side is a big plus too. One drawback is that it’s about nine blocks from any of the nearby trains — the Q at either Cortelyou or Newkirk, or the Ditmas Avenue F stop.
Also, one of the bedrooms can only be reached by going through another. Does it seem like a good deal for $4,900 a month?