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.
Victorian Ditmas Park
Sometimes finding your dream home starts with a diamond in the rough. For those willing to put in a little sweat equity, that grubby little rock can be polished to perfection, revealing a rare gem. Okay, this home isn’t exactly a grubby little rock. It’s actually a stately Victorian on one of Ditmas Park’s best blocks. The $2.199 million house is on the market for the first time in 24 years—and it definitely looks like it hasn’t been updated during that time. But in every ugly duckling there’s a beautiful swan and this five-bedroom home’s potential is undeniable.