The Federal-style houses on State Street in Brooklyn Heights will grace movie screens across the country this summer in the Coen brothers’ new film, “Burn After Reading,” but neighborhood residents have known about the buildings, built in 1826, for years.
On Saturday, May 10, one of those houses and four others will be open to the public as part of the annual Brooklyn Heights Landmark House and Garden tour.
“We want people to know about historic districts and appreciate them,” said tour organizer Judy Stanton. “It’s a way of celebrating historic preservation.”
The tour is a fundraiser for the Brooklyn Heights Association and has been led by the group since 1985. Stanton said, depending on weather, up to 800 people have attended past tours.
This year’s house tour also includes an 1860s carriage house, an Italianate row house, a modern carriage house built in 1992 and an 1840s Greek Revival row house.
Also, for the first and only time, the grand foyer of the Hotel Bossert on Montague Street will be shown.
“This is voyeurism,” said Stanton. “People want to see how others live.”
Brooklyn Heights Landmark House and Garden tour is May 10. The self-guided tour starts at 1 pm at St. Ann’s School (129 Pierrepont St. at Clinton Street in Brooklyn Heights). Tickets are $30. For information, call (718) 858-9193 or visit www.brookl
The Park Slope Civic Council tour will take place on May 18. The tour begins at noon at Berkeley Carroll School (181 Lincoln Pl. at Seventh Avenue) and runs till 5 pm. Tickets are $20 in advance or $25 day of the tour. For information, call (718) 832-8227 or visit www.parksl
The Prospect-Lefferts Gardens self-guided tour will be on June 1, from noon till 5 pm. Tickets are sold at K-Dog & Dunebuggy Cafe (3 Lincoln Rd. at Ocean Avenue in Prospect-Lefferts Gardens). They are $20 in advance or $25 day of. For information, call (718) 284-6210 or visit www.leffer
Also on June 1 is the Boerum Hill House and Garden tour, which runs from 1 pm to 5 pm. The tour begins at Bishop Mugavero Center (155 Dean St. at Hoyt Street). Tickets are $20 in advance or $25 day of the tour. For information, visit www.boerum
The Victorian Flatbush tour will take place on June 8, from 1 pm to 6 pm. The tour begins at Temple Beth Emeth (83 Marlborough Rd. at Church Avenue in Flatbush). For information, visit www.fdconline.org or call (718) 859-3800.