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This Weekend’s Open House Picks


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We’ve rounded up some of the more interesting open houses happening in and around Ditmas Park this Sunday. Any thoughts on these places?

5 Stratford Road, #4
List Price: $495,000
Size: Two bedrooms, one bathroom
Details: This pre-war bedroom includes parquet floors, French doors, crown moldings, and ceiling medallions. The master bedroom seems to get quite a bit of light – as does most of the space. The kitchen appears to be on the tight side, which is a bit of a downer, but you’re basically right next to Prospect Park and a skip away from the restaurants and shopping on Church Avenue. Plus, you’re close to the B/Q subway station on Church and a 20 minute walk to all the restaurants and shopping on Cortelyou Road. Pets are welcome, and there’s a common courtyard and garden.
Open House: Sunday, August 24 from 1-3pm

675 Rugby Road
List Price: $1,475,000
Size: Seven bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms
Details: This Victorian home just dropped $113,000 in price, from being listed at $1,588,000 in July to its current $1,475,000. What do people think of the price? Do you think it will sell? The home, where the same extended family has lived for the past 40 years, has a total of 14 rooms, including seven bedrooms, three and a half bathrooms, two kitchens, a den, an office, and a semi-finished basement. There are also two wood-burning fireplaces, a front porch, a rear deck and terrace, and a two-car garage.Still, there is a lot that might need updating, from wall-to-wall carpeting to the outdated kitchen. You’re not far from the Newkirk B/Q subway stop, and you’re a stroll away from the shops and restaurants on Cortelyou Road.
Open House: Sunday, August 24 from 2:30-4pm

120 Stratford Road
List Price: $1,995,000
Size: Six bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms
Details: This 1910 house includes original detail and modern updates – and, while we couldn’t afford this place, it’s gorgeous. There’s a double parlor with a marble fireplace and windows are everywhere! The living room leads into a huge formal dining room – so, if you buy this home, promise to invite us over for a dinner party! There’s an eat-in kitchen with double ovens, a microwave, a dishwasher, quarts countertops – the list goes on and on. The master bedroom has a walk-in closet and its own bathroom, and the other bedrooms are gushing with sunlight. Plus, you’re super close to the restaurants, shopping, and the B/Q subway station on Church Avenue – and not a far walk from the same on Cortelyou.
Open House: Sunday, August 24 from 3-4pm

1216 Albemarle Road
List Price: $2,975,000
Size: Four bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms
Details: This place, which is the work of a local flipper, is, no doubt, beautiful. But, $3 million? That’s a heck of a lot of money. What do people think of it? If you can’t make it to this Sunday’s open house, you can take a video tour of the home that has cathedral ceilings, a built-in wine reserve, and whirlpool tubs. You’re close to both Church Avenue and Cortelyou Road, which means restaurants, shopping, and the subway.
Open House: Sunday, August 24 from 3-4pm

Photo via Corcoran.

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  1. Half a million dollars for a tiny, non-updated 2br? Brooklyn is getting ridiculous. I was looking at buying a starter apartment a couple of years ago when it was ~ $350k for a 2br and I thought THAT was too much money.

  2. That apt is not just “Brooklyn”. It’s right on Prospect Park and equidistant to the F and Fort Hamilton parkway amenities as it is to Q and Cortelyou, and all that new Church ave stuff is right around the corner. The building looks pretty too. It’s actually a pretty decent price for that these days.

  3. 1216 Albemarle is a cheesy suburban McMansion in a neighborhood of real mansions. It’s overpriced by at least $1m, and perhaps much more. It’s only 4 bedrooms, so $1.2 sounds reasonable.

  4. The photos on the Cocoran site are distorted to try and make it look bigger, and they put fake sky out the windows! Someone needs to have their photoshop taken away. I walked buy this house today, and it’s small and ugly. I wouldn’t pay more than $500,000 for it – because if I had 2.9 mil to spend, I could easily do so, so much better than that.

  5. My point isn’t whether it is priced right, the point is that location matters in pricing. You can still get a great apt for less than 350k if you go farther from the park.

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