Homes with real front doors for easy access trick or treating

By Jennifer Laing | October 30, 2015 - 3:59PM

On October 31st, kids across the country will be trick or treating their way through their communities.  Since few New Yorkers have homes with proper front doors this ritual is often observed by selectively knocking at apartments within one’s own building or going storefront to storefront in one’s neighborhood.

But a truly authentic trick-or-treating experience calls for a front door onto the street, where carved pumpkins can be set and horror-themed decorations hung.

These homes would all fit the bill quiet nicely.

Located on a quiet cul-de-sac in Brooklyn Heights, this carriage house at 20 College Place (for rent at $12,000/month) has five bedrooms (enough for all your resident ghouls and goblins) and plenty of similar-style neighboring homes to hit up for candy come October 31st.

This triplex at 219 St. Johns Place in Park Slope (yours for $2.395 million) features three bedrooms, two-and-half baths and two entrances (one up the stately staircase and the other tucked under the stoop) for double the trick or treating fun.

With two entrances—one up the front steps to the grand front door and the other under the stoop—a planted front garden, backyard not to mention plenty of common rooms (including two studies, a library, a gym and a living-dining room) this four-story, single-family at 123 West 87th Street (for sale at $8.4 million) offers plenty of space for Halloween revelry.

This two-unit townhouse at 345 State Street in Boerum Hill (priced at $4.3 million) consists of one four-story, four-bedroom home, plus a garden level with its own entrance and lower level rec room that may just be the ideal spot in which to set up a haunted house. A nifty walkway beyond the backyards of the homes in the row provides an alternative route for tricksters and treaters alike.

Imagine the fun the kids will have creeping up the steps of this six-bedroom clapboard home at 58 Hicks Street (renting at $16,999/month) then knocking on the (blood) red door for some well-deserved treats…. 


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