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Which Lovely Ditmas Park House Would You Spend $2.8M On?

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Imagine you have around $3 million to spend on a place and you've narrowed it down to two houses. How do you make up your mind? The answer is simple: you shove them into a metaphorical cage and let them battle it out until one emerges victorious. It's time for Real Estate Deathmatch.

Address: 536 East 18th Street/ 112 Marlborough Road
Price: $2,725,000 $2,825,000
Monthly Taxes: $558 $656
Type: House House
Beds, Baths: 5, 3.5 5, 3.5

↑ This Ditmas Park house, built in 1905, has been thoroughly renovated since it was picked up in 2013 for $1.25 million. Now, at twice that ask, the five-bedroom home comes with all new appliances (That thing behind the range is a retractable vent) and new roofs on both the house and the restored free-standing two-car garage. Best of all, the basement's been fit out with a screening room with built-in surround sound.

↑ A slightly more traditional, yet also sprawling turn-of-the-century house in Ditmas Park is back on the market after just one year, when it sold for $2.4 million. According to its listing, the house's kitchen was "designed by a published chef" and the pricetag includes a new washer and dryer in the full-height basement and custom window treatments for each of the house's 44 windows. It also has a two-car garage.

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· Real Estate Deathmatch archives [Curbed]