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5 open houses to visit in Kensington this weekend

This three-bedroom, two-bath condo in a new building is listed for $850,000. 


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Earlier this week we compared the adjacent Brooklyn neighborhoods of Kensington and Ditmas Park, looking at their pricing, transit, nightlife, shopping options, and their general vibes. Laid-back, diverse Kensington has a wide range of housing stock, which is evident in the apartments and houses hosting open houses this weekend.

Here is a selection of two and three bedroom listings—condos, co-ops, and a house—that you can visit in person this Saturday and Sunday: 

222 Parkville Ave., #2B

Located in a new condo building off Ocean Parkway, this three bedroom, two bath is expensive for the neighborhood, but lavishly outfitted. It has a roomy kitchen with upscale appliances and finishes, a large master suite with a walk-in closet, and a smart home heating and cooling system. The building offers a roof deck, laundry, and a bike room, and parking is available. 

Listing price: $850,000
Open house: Sunday, Jan. 14th, 1:30-2:30 p.m.

630 East 8th St.

This three-bedroom, one-and-a-half-bath, semi-detached house includes separate living and dining rooms, an eat-in kitchen, and a basement rec room with a washer and dryer and a workshop space. It also has a small front yard and a garage in back. 

Listing price: $1.199 million
Open house: Sunday, Jan. 14th, 2-3:30 p.m.

346 East 7th St.

An eight-minute walk from Prospect Park in one direction and the Church Avenue F and G stop in another, this three-bedroom, two-and-a-half-bath duplex condo has an open living and dining area, new-looking hardwood floors, and updated appliances in the kitchen. It also has a finished basement basement with laundry and additional storage space, and it comes with a private parking spot. 

Listing price: $999,000
Open house: Sunday, Jan. 14th, noon-1:30 p.m.

800 Ocean Pkwy, #1L 

This two-bedroom, one-bath co-op has a large, windowed kitchen with a breakfast bar, granite countertops, and Maytag appliances. The bathroom is cozy, with a bamboo ceiling, and the apartment has a private deck. The building has a number of perks, including an attended lobby, bike, laundry, and storage rooms, a live-in super, and a heated, indoor garage. 

Listing price: $499,000
Open house: Sunday, Jan. 14th, 12-1 p.m.

275 Webster Ave., #M3

This two-bedroom, one-bath co-op looks like it could use some updating, but it has several promising features, including a corner position, according to the listing, and ample closets. There's a live-in super in the building, as well as laundry, bike and storage rooms, and garage parking. 

Listing price: $425,000
Open house: Saturday, Jan. 13th, 1:30-2:30 pm, Sunday, Jan. 14th, 1:30-2:30 p.m.