House-Hunting in Ditmas Park–Ditmas Park West–Midwood Park

Think you can’t own a house — not a townhouse but a house house, with a yard and a garage and a front porch — in the city for less than $3 million? Wrong. If you didn’t know any better, you’d never think you were in the Big Apple when you walk through the leafy streets — and past the gracious, detached houses — of Ditmas Park and neighboring Midwood Park. Co-op apartments exist here, too, but the neighborhoods are really better known for their enviable assortment of large houses with equally impressive gardens out back. (Ditmas Park, after all, was a former Guggenheim stomping grounds.) Prices run the gamut from $150,000 for a one-bedroom in a prewar building to $1 million-plus for charming Victorians with modernized plumbing and electrical systems and thankfully intact details like gables and fretwork. It’s not every weekend, after all, you can go to an actual open house.


1818 Newkirk Ave., nr. 18th St., Apt. 3E
Sunday, noon–2:00 p.m.


601 E. 19th St., nr. Foster Ave., Apt. 3F
Sunday, 2:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m.


735 Rugby Rd., at Waldorf Ct.
Sunday, 2:30 p.m.–4:00 p.m.

1416 Ditmas Ave., nr. Rugby Rd.
Sunday, 1 p.m.–3 p.m.
$1.065 million

745 Rugby Rd., nr. Waldorf Ct.
Sunday, 1 p.m.–3 p.m.

1225 Ditmas Ave., nr. Westminster Rd.
Sunday, 1:30 p.m.–3:00 p.m.
$1.35 million

60 De Koven Ct., nr. 17th St.
Sunday, 2 p.m.–4 p.m.
$1.6 million

S. Jhoanna Robledo

House-Hunting in Ditmas Park–Ditmas Park West–Midwood Park