, Mon, September 13, 2021
Listing photos by Allyson Lubow
Asking $999,999, this detached single-family house in Marine Park feels like a true slice of American suburbia. It has a charming front yard and lots of curb appeal, a driveway that leads to a garage, and a rear patio and garden. Inside, there are four bedrooms, a sunroom, and a finished basement complete with a rec room and bar.
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We sincerely hope that whoever buys this Victorian home in Midwood decides to keep at least some of the floral wallpaper, and there’s really no choice when it comes to preserving vintage elements like clawfoot tubs, a vintage Kenmore stove, and stained glass windows. The home was built in 1899, and today it’s an intriguing mix of 19th-century architecture and 1950s retro. It has six bedrooms, a covered porch, driveway, two-car garage, and both front and rear yards, and it’s on the market for $1.8 million.
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Listing photos by Al Seidman, VHT
This listing calls this six-bedroom Colonial Revival house “the centerpiece of the landmarked Fiske Terrace Historic District,” and we can certainly see why with its all curb appeal. Built in 1905, it sits on a 0.31-acre lot at the corner of the dead-end Wellington Court and East 17th Street, one of the gorgeously landscaped Flatbush Malls. In addition to its rolling green lawn and giant oak trees, the house has a driveway that leads to a two-car garage/carriage house apartment. And inside, it’s been impeccably modernized, while retaining all the historic details. The home is asking $4,999,000.
Listing photos by Al Seidman
Ditmas Park is well known for its large, free-standing homes, but this $2,495,000 Victorian beauty takes suburban living in Brooklyn to another level. Located at 685 East 22nd Street, the six-bedroom, 2,400+ square-foot home is situated on a 50′ x 100′ corner lot, allowing for front, side, and rear yards, an enclosed front porch, and a two-car garage. And just wait until you see the beautifully preserved interiors, full of Arts and Crafts woodwork and stained glass, all dating to the home’s turn-of-the-century construction.
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At long last, it appears springtime’s on its way to New York, transforming streets of sad, wilted grey and brown into, er, slightly less sad-looking grey and brown. If the little buds starting to sprout on tree branches in the parks and on the streets aren’t enough green for you, there are plenty of plant shops in the city that’ll help introduce some oxygenating goodness into your own apartment, no matter how small, dark, or pet-filled it may be. Note that for the sake of this list, we’ve stuck with plant shops, not florists, though you’ll find arrangements at some of these shops—this one, though, is for home gardeners and lovers of succulents, which it turns out you do need to water from time to time, a lesson some of us first-time plant parents learned the hard way.
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A pretty, suburban-like home in Ditmas Park has hit the market for $2.4 million. Recently renovated by the current owner, 498 Westminster Road artfully mixes old and new, with stained glass windows, vaulted ceilings, and bay windows accompanied by all new appliances and top-of-the-line fixtures. Located on a tree-lined street that feels a ways away from city life but is really around the corner from the subway, the freestanding home–with its two porches, backyard, and basement–offers the best of both worlds.
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We always get excited when we see a Ditmas Park Victorian hit the market, but this home really took our breath away. The five-bedroom home at 554 East 18th Street has been completely reimagined by its owners, “husband/wife design enthusiasts,” according to the listing. The eclectic mix includes industrial elements like exposed beams and pipes, playful wall coverings, Scandi-chic decor, and an open floorplan. There’s a rare atrium extension, and the third floor has been transformed into a heavenly master suite. The home is asking $3,200,000.
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Screenshot of the NYC language map courtesy of the Endangered Language Alliance
More than 600 languages are spoken in the New York metropolitan area, making it one of the most linguistically diverse regions in the world. The Endangered Language Alliance (ELA), a non-profit that aims to protect endangered languages across the city and New Jersey, released this week a comprehensive map of the area’s 637 languages and dialects at nearly 1,000 sites. As first reported by Gothamist, the map coincides with the 2019 International Year of Indigenous Languages, declared by the United Nations in 2016, as well as the upcoming 2020 census.
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Photos by Melanie Greene, Courtesy of Compass
Built around 1910, this charming Victorian home at 699 East 18th Street in the Fiske Terrace-Midwood Park Historic District of Brooklyn has over 4,900 square feet of interior space–more than enough room for family and friends on four floors. With a basement greenhouse and home office, a two-car garage and private driveway, a lovely back patio, and a gracious front porch, there’s room for everyone’s hobbies, too. The house, asking $2.25 million, is filled with well-preserved architectural details like high beamed and coffered ceilings, stained glass, and working gas fireplaces.
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Photo credit: Drew Dies and Katherine Pastrana courtesy of Compass.
This seven-bedroom free-standing Ditmas Park townhouse at 777 Rugby Road, asking $2.275 million, has plenty of curb appeal, starting with a big, gracious front porch perfect for summer afternoons. On a leafy block lined with ornate Victorians, this home has been renovated to create plenty of space for modern living while keeping its bygone-era charm.
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