Today’s House of the Day is another circa-1900 freestanding Colonial Revival landmarked wood frame house in Ditmas Park — almost a twin to yesterday’s House of the Day. In fact, it was designed by the same architect, A. White Pierce, and built in 1906.
We’re guessing it’s in somewhat better condition than that one although still needing quite a bit of work and perhaps with not as many original details intact.
Although the crown molding is missing in some of the parlor rooms, there’s a lot of unpainted oak woodwork and a pretty, albeit altered, mantel in the hall. There’s also a very interesting high style 1950s bath reminiscent of Fornasetti with zany black and white tile and a transparent plastic or fiberglass panel with black and brown butterflies above the sink that might be worth saving in whole or in part. Another bath still has its original marble sink and a bit of a gas jet sconce still in the wall.
There’s also a detached two-car garage. What do you think of it for $2,199,000?
This freestanding Colonial Revival wood frame with a porch in Ditmas Park could not be more attractive, but it’s going to need a lot of work. We suspect leaks and mold may be an issue, going by the photos in the listing, and it will probably need all the other usual upgrades as well.
The front of the house, located at 476 East 18th Street, was used as a doctor’s office, but the partitions and extra bathroom in the hall look easy to remove.
Even so, the house appears remarkably intact, with all its moldings, doors, staircase, and stained glass. It’s landmarked and has been in the same family for decades, according to public records. It was designed by architect A. White Pierce in 1901 for Charles Cooper, a mechanic, according to the designation report.
The listing says the house needs TLC and is being sold as is. What do you think of it and the ask of $1,550,000?
This duplex at 415 Argyle Road in Ditmas Park looks like a decent deal in the current market. The two-bedroom pad has been recently renovated and sports 1.5 bathrooms in addition to a small private balcony. As for value, you get 1,316 square feet for the asking price of $799,00. (The monthly maintenance is $1,135.) Dig it?
The prices on these standalone houses south of Prospect Park have certainly crept up in the last few years, but this one seems to have most everything you could want. Designed in 1901 by John J. Petit, according to the listing, it has a dramatic staircase, fireplaces, wood work, stained glass, a shingled loggia, and a cute vintage kitchen with a red Chambers stove.
There are more than four bedrooms and plenty of bathrooms. The third floor is set up as an apartment with its own kitchen (and mini-split A/C), which the listing calls “guest quarters” since it’s a single family house. There is also a two-car garage and plenty of yard.
One thing to note: It’s very close to the railroad tracks. What do you think of it and the ask of $1,999,000?
This one-bedroom that just hit the market at 570 Westminster Road in Ditmas Park is a charmer. The prewar building has a lovely set-back entrance with gardens out front. The apartment itself has lots of prewar detail along with an updated kitchen. The foyer adds some formality — as well as some extra square footage. The ask is $459,000. What do you make of the price?
We love these whole houses for rent in Ditmas Park, and this seven-bedroom, 3.5-bath gambrel-roofed shingle has a modern renovation with a few original details. There are parquet floors, pocket doors, leaded glass windows and decorative mantels, according to the listing. The kitchen is newly renovated with stainless steel appliances and a dishwasher, and the finished basement has a half bath and laundry. Asking rent is $5,500 a month, which seems like a pretty good deal for 2,600 square feet of house plus a garage. What do you think of it?
This late Victorian neo-Classical house at 485 East 17th Street has a wraparound porch that is half enclosed with multi-paned windows. There are also neo-Classical columns, original wood work, inlaid floors and other original features. The updated kitchen has not been recently renovated, but appears to be in excellent condition. The bathroom shown, one of three, has many original features, including built-in cabinets. The sprawling house has six bedrooms as well as a family room in the basement with a pool table. The ask is $2,199,000.
Amazeballs and awesomesauce, as the Yelpers say. We’re not sure how we missed this listing for the most prominent house in Prospect Park South, 1440 Albemarle Road, when it went up in July, but we’ve noticed now and the price just dropped 13 percent.
Some of the decor is a tad frou frou but it’s not permanent and doesn’t obscure the incredible bones of the house, including a huge bank of windows in a curved bay, a spiral stair with an oriel skylight, and fancy mantels and wood work galore. Delightfully, there are original kitchen built-ins and at least one original bathroom with a claw foot tub and leaded glass window.
Built in 1905, it was designed by architects Robert Bryson and Carroll Pratt in the Colonial Revival style (plus a grab bag of others). Do you think $2,450,000 (down from $2,800,000) is a good deal for this “massive Victorian steamboat of a house,” as our own Montrose Morris put it?
Here’s a reasonably priced and recently updated four-bedroom in Ditmas Park. Three of the bedrooms are the same size, and the fourth is slightly smaller, according to the broker. The kitchen has stainless steel appliances and a dishwasher, and there’s laundry in the building. What do you think of it for $3,250 a month?
Up for sale in the Beverly Square West section of Victorian Flatbush is this freestanding turn of the century Dutch Colonial-style house. It looks to us like the interiors could use a little polishing up, although the listing says it’s has been “wonderfully maintained.” In addition to five bedrooms and three baths, it also has a big back yard and a garage. There is also a terrace and tons of closets. What do you think of it and the ask of $1,200,000?