Ditmas Park is a magical neighborhood in New York City, filled with yards, front porches and beautiful freestanding Victorian homes. This is one of them, at 536 East 18th Street, and it is now on the market for $2.725 million. The exterior has been well kept, right down to the wood front porch. The interior has gone through a big renovation that hasn’t taken away all the historic details, but definitely opened up and modernized the house. (It last sold in 2012 for $1,299,000, probably before any reno.) The result is the best of both worlds: Historic Ditmas Park from the exterior, modern and hip Brooklyn inside.
This well-preserved two-and-a-half-story (plus basement), six-bedroom single-family Victorian house at 447 Rugby Road in Ditmas Park has a small-town vibe–from the big, wide front porch that’s just waiting for that porch swing to the very chill upstairs sun porch perfect for catching the last warm autumn rays. But there’s big-city subway access and plenty to do within a few blocks, and a citified price of $1.95 million, a number that wouldn’t have been seen in this lovely and historic neighborhood a few years back.
While we’re used too seeing renovated houses with gorgeous details and top-of-the-line finishes, it’s not as often we see one that’s modern and fresh, but also feels like a well-loved home. The 1902 Victorian at 210 Stratford Road is that rare house. According to the listing (h/t Brownstoner), it was “lovingly restored and renovated by two artists,” which explains the perfect blend of cozy and cool evident on every floor of this two-family, three-story Ditmas Park home on the market for $2.35 million.
The Brooklyn neighborhood of Ditmas Park is known for its freestanding houses and expansive front yards. It’s a lot more like suburbia than New York City, but that’s why so many people love the area. This home at 235 Stratford Road has some amazing green spaces to show off–a lush front yard that’s literally overflowing with plants, a wraparound porch, a sunroom, a patio, a grassy backyard and a garage that’s been converted to an artist studio. We officially declare this home the best place to enjoy this summer in New York. Now, you just need $2.55 million to buy it.
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