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Which Historic Ditmas Park House Would You Spend $2.3M On?

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If you had to choose between these two Ditmas Park houses, which would you spring for?

Imagine you have around $2.3 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: 421 East 19th Street/ 46 Rugby Road
Price: $2,200,000 $2,395,000
Monthly Taxes: N/A $607
Type: House House
Beds, Baths: 7, 3.5 6, 5

↑ The sprawling Ditmas Park victorian at 421 East 19th Street still has tons of original details including parquet floors, marble mantles, and decorative corbels, but has been thoughtfully updated with zoned A/C and new kitchen appliances. It’s also sporting way less sexy upgrades like new roofs on the house and detached two-car garage, a new boiler, and new siding. In addition to the seven bedrooms, the house comes with a finished basement with a full bathroom. It’s asking $2.2 million.

↑ At 46 Rugby Road, a historic house with significant modern upgrades is asking $2.395 million. The townhouse’s kitchen has been updated into a gleaming white room and the bathrooms look more akin to those in new Manhattan developments, but the house still has lovely original details like paneled wainscoting, molding, tiled wood-burning fireplaces, and stained glass.