This one’s gonna be a tough sell. This four-story brownstone at 414 Vanderbilt Avenue is unfortunately an example of the seller (and recent renovator) being out of touch with the market. Not on price (though that’s clearly too high) but in terms of aesthetics. Let’s face it, most people looking to drop $2,490,000 on a house in Fort Greene want some historic charm, or if they want modern, they want something truly modern (in a modernist sense). They don’t want a McMansion chic. And that, unfortunately, is what this place is. We foresee some big price reductions on this one.
414 Vanderbilt Avenue [Warren Lewis] GMAP P*Shark
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