The weather may be calling for 50 shades of gray this weekend (or at least two or three) but it’s spring nonetheless — which is to say, the season for house hunting. For those so engaged we’ve got the usual four homes to check out this weekend, in a mix of styles and states of repair. They’re found in Carroll Gardens, Bushwick, Prospect Lefferts Gardens and Clinton Hill.
First up is a four-story brick townhouse on 3rd Street in Carroll Gardens, with a triplex over a garden rental. It was renovated at some point, with new floors and recessed lighting, though some detail remains, including the newel post and banister and a marble mantel in the living room. The parlor floor was opened up, and the kitchen renovated with a center island, granite countertops and a six-burner range. The triplex has four bedrooms split over two floors, one with a dressing room and another with a walk-in closet. There’s a small study, a finished basement and a landscaped backyard with multi-level ipe decking, a bluestone patio and a colorful painted mural.
Next is a Neo-Grec townhouse with a bay front in Clinton Hill, on Lafayette Avenue across from the Ryerson Towers. It’s a large one, 21 feet wide and four stories, which has been renovated, but retains original details including crown moldings, a tin ceiling and a tiered, mirrored mantel. As it stands, it’s split into double duplexes; the listing offers an alternate floor plan for a triplex over a garden rental, so a buyer could go that route. The mechanicals have been updated, and “the structure is super solid,” according to the listing.
In Bushwick, we find a three-family with an aluminum-sided facade on Saint Nicholas Avenue. It’s 25 feet wide, and looks to have a fair amount of space to play with, but it could use some updating. It’s set up with a three-bedroom floor-through on the ground floor, a pair of one-bedroom rentals above, and a finished basement below. It’s got high ceilings and original wood floors with inlaid borders.
Last up is a somewhat offbeat property, a squat, semi-detached two-story brick townhouse on Midwood Street in Prospect Lefferts Gardens. Dating to the 1920s, it’s a two-family currently set up as a three-bedroom single residence. There’s no floor plan and no interior photos; plenty of buyers interested in this one won’t care about either, as this seems a likely development site. They’ll want to know that it’s a 20′ by 100′ foot lot.
524 Midwood Street
Area: Prospect Lefferts Gardens
Broker: Halstead (Marc Schaeffer, Warner Lewis)
Sunday 1:30-3 p.m.
Friday, April 21, 2017