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In Ditmas Park, preserved Colonial-style home with modern touches wants $2.9M

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The house dates back to 1910, but has mod pops of color throughout

A Colonial-style home with white siding, brick accents, symmetrical windows, and three dormers on the roof. It has a front yard and trees in front of the house.
The home’s exterior is very Colonial Revival, with a decorative pediment over the door and dormer windows.
Melanie Greene, Courtesy of Compass

Freestanding homes are a rarity in many parts of New York City, but not so in Ditmas Park, the Brooklyn enclave that’s chock full of beautiful, occasionally sprawling houses that look like they belong in another city.

This particular house, located at 444 East 19th Street and asking $2.9 million, isn’t one of the Victorians you might associate with the neighborhood; the style is instead distinctly Colonial Revival, with dormer windows, a symmetrical facade, and a rather fancy entryway with a pediment and Doric columns. It was built in 1910 by Brooklyn architect Joseph D. Harrison, and is part of the Ditmas Park Historic District, which was designated by the Landmarks Preservation Commission in 1981.

Despite those historic bona fides, the interior of the more than 3,500-square-foot house is more modern; the owners have retained some of the historic details (including a sweeping wood staircase and a wood-burning fireplace) while adding on-trend touches like colorful cabinets in the kitchen, and splashes of green tile in a bathroom. Another room with wood paneling has an extremely ’70s vibe, and not in a bad way.

In addition to its six bedrooms and three bathrooms, the house has a basement with plenty of storage space, a separate two-car garage, and a large backyard with stone pavers and plantings.

This charming house is listed with Compass’s Marta Maletz for $2.895 million.

A kitchen with stainless steel counters, red cabinets, a large stove, and a glass table with two blue chairs. Double doors lead out to a backyard.
The kitchen has new cabinets and appliances, and pops of color throughout.
A room with wood paneling on the walls, a red couch, large windows, and a leather reclining chair.
The wood paneling in the sunroom has a distinctly ’70s vibe that’s complemented by the modern futniture.
A living room with a white rug, white couch, orange armchairs, and a wooden coffee table. There are shelves with metal frames hung on the walls. It also has two windows and a fireplace.
The living room has an original wood-burning fireplace.
A bedroom with a wooden bed frame, three rugs on the floors, a black fireplace mantel, and a wooden dresser. There are double French doors and two windows.
In the master bedroom, there’s another fireplace and plenty of windows.
A backyard with stone pavers, plants, a wooden fence, and tables and chairs.
The backyard has both stone pavers and an assortment of plants placed throughout.
A floorplan for a three-story home with a backyard, two-car garage, and six bedrooms.