Brooklyn townhouses don't come cheap. In fact, they often come with $3 million price tags, according to the latest market reports, but even that is a lot less than many mint condition homes. So in search of the best bargains (once again), we scoured StreetEasy to find 10 of the best (mostly) move-in ready single-family homes* in Brownstone Brooklyn (plus the neighboring areas) and North Brooklyn for less than $2 million.
*It should be noted that there are dozens of good-looking two- and three-family homes in prime areas for less than $2 million, but we wanted a challenge.
↑ The most expensive offering on this list may also be the smallest. The listing for this $1.8 million townhouse in Williamsburg doesn't list the square footage, but the floorplan shows the house to only be about 25-feet deep. But it's brand new construction, and it was built to Passive House standards.
↑ In Crown Heights, between New York and Brooklyn avenues, a stately and restored brick house is listed for $1.775 million. It has private parking, outdoor space on every level, and a wood-burning fireplace.
↑ A skinny, but "gorgeous" townhouse on 13th Street in South Park Slope is asking $1.699 million. It has dark hardwood floors, a wood-burning fireplace, and " a dramatic center stair with a skylight on the top level." There's also a private backyard and the bathrooms are brand new.
↑ For $1.65 million, there's a completely remade limestone townhouse on Sterling Street in Prospect-Lefferts Gardens. The renovation opened up the floorplan, but preserved some original details, like the inlaid hardwood floors.
↑ Ok, so this one isn't exactly "move-in ready," but the renovation is already started for the buyer. Plus, it's clear that this historic Prospect Park South gem will be a gorgeous home once restore. It's asking $1.599 million, and it has lots of original details and a huge backyard.
↑ In Bed-Stuy's Stuyvesant Heights Historic District, a renovated four-bedroom house is on the market for $1.445 million. Located on Chauncey Street, the house dates to 1899 and retains a lot of its historic details, carved mantles, and parquet floors.
↑ It's not exactly a townhouse, but Victorians in Ditmas Park are always worth a gandereven when almost every listing photo is plastered with the broker's phone number. Here we have another post-flip attempt, given that it was purchased in February of 2014 for just $390,000. Now, a buyer with $1.36 million can walk away with this red-and-yellow cutie, which contains five bedrooms. 3.5 bathrooms, central air, a private driveway, a two-car garage, and a finished attic.
↑ In Prospect Lefferts Gardens, a "gut renovated fully detached single family residence on a extra wide" lot is asking $1.295 million. It sold last year for just $500,000, so someone's definitely attempting a flip here. To the flipper's credit, the 4BR/4BA spread over four petite levels does look incredibly spic 'n' span, with oak wood floors and a tiled bathroom with a cute sloped ceiling. (Well, cute until you hit your head.)
↑ This $1.1 million Crown Heights house is just a few blocks east of Prospect Park. It has three bedrooms, two bathrooms, and has been on and off the market since August 2013. (It's about $100K more expensive now.) Spotted: original wood moldings, stained glass, a gas-burning fireplace, and a backyard that is desperately crying out for a green thumb.
↑ And finally, here's a fully-renovated, semi-detached 2,200-square-foot house in Kensington that's on the market for just $899,000. Just like every suburban dream home, it has a finished attic, finished basement, and a driveway.
· There Are So Many $3M Townhouses in Brooklyn These Days [Curbed]
· Brooklyn Townhouse archive [Curbed]
· StreetEasy [official]