Crib Sheet

5 Midwood open houses to visit this weekend

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By Mimi OConnor  |
November 17, 2017 - 12:00PM

Head to the open house of this Midwood single-family to see more than the listing reveals. 


We recently wrote about how the sleepy Brooklyn neighborhood of Midwood is home to some of the borough's most affordable co-ops, attractive single-family houses, and some slick new condos as well. If you attend or teach at Brooklyn College, want some space and quiet, or just like a deal, Midwood may be for you. 

For this week's Crib Sheet, we found listings of all kinds and price points hosting open houses this weekend. 

1101 E. 36th St. 

There's a lot not shown at this attached townhouse (pictured at top), but what you can see in the listing photos looks pretty nice, as does the $599,000 price tag and recent price cut. Features include hardwood floors (that need some work), moldings, pocket doors, a porch, a full basement, and a private backyard—the last two of which we don't see. Also not visible: the three bedrooms or two and a half bathrooms, stained glass, and skylights. So you can probably expect some work, but the price is right. 

Open house: Sunday, November 19th, 3-4 p.m.


1615 Avenue I, #301

This would be one of those cheap co-ops in Midwood. A two bedroom, one bath, it's listed for $385,000 with a monthly maintenance fee of $865. It's described as 1,100 square feet and looks to be in very good condition. It has northern and southern exposures, wood floors, moldings, lots of storage, as well as a doorman and an elevator. 

Open house: Sunday, November 19th 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.


781 East 9th St., #2B

Located in the High Line, one of the new condo buildings on the edge of the neighborhood, this two bedroom, two bath has a chef's kitchen with a quartz island, hardwood floors, a walk-in closet, a balcony, and a common roof deck. Listed at $699,000 with $281 maintenance, it's equipped with a mini laundry room with washer-dryer hookups, and the building has a garage. 

Open house: Sunday, November 19th, 2-4 p.m.


1441 East 29th St. 

Another one-family for a relatively affordable price, this three-bedroom, two-and-a-half bath brick house is listed for $879,000. It has some nice details, a funky looking fireplace, a finished basement, a garage, and a backyard. There's only one photo on the Fillmore site, but you can see more over on Zillow

Open house: Sunday, November 19th, 1-3 p.m.


1171 Ocean Pkwy, #4J

This two-bedroom, one-bath co-op is a bit rough around the edges (see: kitchen appliances, dark rug tiles, and a schizophrenic bathroom, not to mention etched mirrors in the living room), but it's got a lot going for it. Namely, high ceilings, king-sized bedrooms, walk-in closets, and an eat-in kitchen. It's listed for $450,000 with $707 a month in maintenance. 

Open house: Sunday, November 19th, 11:15 a.m.-noon



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Mimi OConnor

Contributing Writer

Mimi O’Connor has written about New York City real estate for publications that include Brick Underground, Refinery29, and Thrillist. She is the recipient of two awards from the National Association of Real Estate Editors for interior design and service journalism. Her writing on New York City, parenting, events, and culture has also appeared in Parents, Red Tricycle, BizBash, and Time Out New York.

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