Friday, June 3, 2011

House tour season continues

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; 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.


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