Even in Brooklyn, finding a house for around a million or dare you dream? less is a near impossible feat, especially a house near a park that may even have a backyard. But in Prospect Lefferts Gardens and nearby Prospect Lefferts, it’s still a possibility. These still-underestimated and, some would say, undervalued neighborhoods are a treasure trove of houses (and some co-ops) that run the gamut from graciously renovated Georgian townhouses to noble Tudors to sturdy brick two-families needing some love. Some have details like turned banisters and butler’s pantries intact, and nearly all are an easy stroll away from the Brooklyn Botanic Garden, the Brooklyn Museum, and, hence the name, Prospect Park. Homeowners, once bitten, tend to be smitten for life, so there aren’t always that many properties on the market (though this hasn’t prevented Manhattanites from invading the territory, a phenomenon we’ve covered before). For a peek at what life would be like in Prospect Lefferts Gardens, check out the requisite neighborhood blog Planet PLG or, better yet, stop by this weekend and hit the open houses listed after the jump. S. Jhoanna Robledo
50 Lefferts Ave., nr. Flatbush Ave., Apt. 3K
Sunday, noon–1:30 p.m.
35 Crown St., nr. Washington Ave., Apt. 1H
Saturday, noon–2 p.m.
234 Sterling St.
Sunday, 1 p.m.–3 p.m.
2112 Albemarle Terrace, nr. E. 21st Street
Saturday, noon–2:30 p.m.
176 Seeley St., nr. Prospect Ave.
Sunday, noon–2 p.m.
109 Midwood St., nr. Bedford Ave.
Sunday, 11:30 a.m.–1 p.m.