If this brick two-family at 582 Lexington Avenue looks familiar, it may be because you’ve seen it on HGTV’s House Hunters, where it was once featured. Then again, it may just be because you’ve seen so many houses like it lately — Bed Stuy townhouses gut-renovated by flippers with open-plan living spaces, some exposed brick and stainless steel appliances.

This one isn’t bad as such houses go. The floors, windows, moldings and cabinetry all look to be nicely designed and of a better quality than typical flipper fare. The multi-paned iron doors and windows leading from the kitchen onto the back deck are an especially attractive touch.


Here’s what we can tell you about this Renaissance Revival limestone at 535 Decatur Street in Bed Stuy: It’s a two-story, two-family home with some fetching original details on the parlor level. There’s plenty we can’t tell you, as the listing offers few details, no floorplan and photos that depict only a fraction of the property.


Located at the corner of 4th Place and Clinton Street in Carroll Gardens, this brick row house has a few distinguishing quirks, including the fact that it sports two addresses — 46 4th Place and 509 Clinton Street.

The entrance is at the rear of the building, on 4th Place, where there’s a one-story extension housing a small studio apartment. The rest of the 3,200-square-foot house holds three units, one on each floor. Which means some refiguring is in order for anyone who wants to carve out an owner’s duplex or triplex.


This two-family home on Cambridge Place in Clinton Hill has several points of distinction. It’s a wood-framer that dates back to the Civil War. It’s landmarked, sitting within the Clinton Hill historic district. And it will look familiar to fans of White Collar, on which it was featured as the home of federal agent Peter Burke.