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These 5 Red Hook townhouses are all having open houses on Sunday

By Jennifer White Karp | February 23, 2018 - 10:00AM 

The four-bedroom house at 34 Dikeman St. is listed for $2,250,000. It has a luxurious feel with some historic touches.

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Earlier this week, we showed readers around the waterfront Brooklyn neighborhood of Red Hook, Brooklyn where vestiges of the area's shipyard heritage can be found in the names of local bars and in a park on the piers where industrial artifacts are decoration. Red Hook is relatively isolated thanks to its lack of a subway line, but a new ferry service to the neighborhood started up last summer, and big development projects continue to pop up in fits and starts. Still, the rental and sales inventory is relatively limited, as much of the housing consists of townhouses, and there isn't a tremendous amount of turnover. What this all means for residents is a slower pace, a bigger sky, and more harbor air than you'd get in any of the nearby Brownstone Brooklyn neighborhoods.

If you're looking for a townhouse or apartment and that sounds appealing to you, Red Hook might be worth a look. Here are five open houses in the neighborhood that you can check out this weekend. All but one are multi-family townhouses, so in calculating your budget you might want to consider what it could look like with supplementary rental income.

34 Dikeman St.

This four-bedroom, four-bath townhouse, also pictured at top, is listed for $2,250,000. The house has been renovated, but also retains some historic characteristics, including a wood-burning fireplace. Other clever details include a custom bar area with a hidden wine fridge, a pull-out pantry, a working fireplace that opens to the backyard through sliding doors, and a two-sided linen closet.

The open house is Sunday, February 25th, 1:30-3:30 p.m.

10 Huntington St.

This is a three-family house and it's listed for $1,200,000, which is what you could easily end up paying for one Manhattan apartment. There are two, two-bedroom apartments with 800 square feet of floor space, and a garden level studio that's about 400 square feet.  You can live in one and rent the other two for additional income or convert them into a giant one-family house. There’s also a 1,200-square-foot backyard with rose bushes and a sycamore tree.

The open house is Sunday, February 25th, 1-2:30 p.m.

21 Dikeman St.

This three-family house has been on the market for about half a year. It was initially listed at $2,150,000 in July and dropped to its current price of $1,990,000 in August. The listing photos are dark and cluttered, which could be part of the seller's problem. If you're seriously looking, it could be worth a trip to see the place in person.

The open house is Sunday, February 25th, 1:30-3:30 p.m.

346 Van Brunt St.

This is a newly built, three-story townhouse with two apartments and high ceilings and large glass windows and doors to let in light. It’s listed for a rather steep $2,780,000, but the rental income could help offset the mortgage cost. The owner’s duplex has three bedrooms and three bathrooms and the garden level unit has two bedrooms and one bath. The owner’s apartment has a chef’s kitchen with high-end Thermador appliances, a laundry room, and multiple balconies. There’s also a landscaped front yard and a roof deck with views of the Manhattan and Brooklyn skylines.

The open house is Sunday, February 25th, noon-2 p.m.

309 Van Brunt St.

This is a newly built two-family townhouse with an owner’s duplex and a two-bedroom garden apartment, listed for $2,795,000. The living room is 25-feet wide and the kitchen has Caeserstone waterfall countertops and high-end appliances from Bosch and Verona. The master suite has a balcony overlooking King Street. There’s also a 1,000-square-foot roof deck with views of Manhattan and the Statue of Liberty.

The open house is Sunday, February 25th, 1-2:30 p.m.


Jennifer White Karp

Managing Editor

Jennifer White Karp steers Brick Underground’s editorial coverage of New York City residential real estate and writes articles on market trends and strategies for buyers, sellers, and renters. Jennifer’s 15-year career in NYC real estate journalism includes stints as a writer and editor at The Real Deal and its spinoff publication, Luxury Listings NYC. She holds a B.A. from Wesleyan University and an MFA in nonfiction writing from the New School.

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