By Meredith Deliso
Prospect Lefferts Gardens and East Flatbush are getting their turn at apartment envy.
On June 5, the neighborhoods will host concurrent house tours, granting you entry into century-old brick homes and private gardens.
Now in its 41st year, the Prospect Lefferts Gardens House and Garden Tour features eight turn-of-the-century residences, including a 1910 neo-Renaissance limestone stocked with contemporary art; a 1909 free-standing Colonial Revival with a charming wraparound porch; and a late Romanesque Revival four-story townhouse that retains much of its original woodwork, 113 years later. And there’s complimentary wine.
The two-year-old Clarendon Meadows House Tour is the new kid on the block, but its offerings are just as awe-inspiring, including Italianate limestone and brownstone homes, pristine Victorians, and gorgeous pre-war buildings and churches. And, at no cost, it’s the cheapest house tour around.
Prospect Lefferts Gardens House and Garden Tour, tickets available at K-Dog & Dunebuggy Café [43 Lincoln Rd. between Flatbush and Ocean avenues in Prospect Lefferts Gardens, (718) 284-6210 or (718) 462-0024], June 5 from noon to 5 pm. Tickets $25, $20 in advance. For info, visit www.leffertsmanor.org; Clarendon Meadows House Tour, starts at Eureka Educational Center [2501 Clarendon Rd. at E. 25th Street in East Flatbush, (718) 856-3836], June 5 from 1 to 5 pm. Free.