Last Week’s Biggest Sales

1. PARK SLOPE $3,662,500
858 Carroll Street GMAP
When this gorgeous 1-family Romanesque Revival house was House of the Day back in May, it has just hit the market with an asking price of $3,895,000. Five stories tall and more than 22 feet wide, it’s got lots of original charm and a good lookin’ kitchen. Average Reader Appraisal was $3,293,565. Entered into contract on 8/20/10; closed on 9/30/10; deed recorded on 10/13/10.

2. BROOKLYN HEIGHTS $1,563,013.75
360 Furman Street, Unit 1209 GMAP
StreetEasy doesn’t have a listing associated with this particular unit at One Brooklyn Bridge Park. Entered into contract on 8/5/10; closed on 10/4/10; deed recorded on 10/15/10.

3. PROSPECT HEIGHTS $1,550,000
107 St. Marks Avenue GMAP
According to its listing on StreetEasy, “This oversized 21′ wide brownstone… is currently a legal 4-family with one apt per floor… A grand parlor floor boasts soaring ceilings with wedding cake plaster detail, as well as a pier mirror, ornate marble mantel, arched raised-panel & etched glass pocket doors, window shutters, parquet flooring, etc.” Entered into contract on 7/19/10; closed on 10/4/10; deed recorded on 10/14/10.

4. COBBLE HILL $1,500,000
49 Douglass Street GMAP
“Endless possibilities exist in this 4-family, 25 foot wide brick townhouse… Original details exist throughout the house including decorative fireplaces with mantels on each floor, wide plank pine floors, pocket doors, oversized windows, and endless sunlight all day… the large backyard is perfect for gardener,” says its listing on StreetEasy. Asking price was $1,450,000. Entered into contract on 6/24/10; closed on 9/21/10; deed recorded on 10/14/10.

5. CARROLL GARDENS $1,400,000
43 4th Place GMAP
A House of the Day in August, this 3-story, 3-unit building seemed a bit lacking in charm and original details. Original asking price was $1,495,000, and unfortunately, the widget wasn’t running on its HOTD post. Entered into contract on 8/25/10; closed on 10/1/10; deed recorded on 10/13/10.

Photos from PropertyShark.

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  • bargain for Douglass even though obviously lot of $$ needed to fix it up/redo.

  • Love the $13.75 on the 1 BBP price and the random $2500 on the $3.6mm+ PS price. Clearly hard negotiators.

  • Didn’t the Douglass Street have a rent-control (not rent-stab) tenant in place?

  • again, taunting us with the widget on the park slope house….not nice, Kara, not nice.

  • ‘Douglass Street have a rent-control ‘ — I hope so and would explain the low price.

  • This feature was a lot more fun when we had the widget.

  • You guys missed the $3.2 million sale on Lincoln Place in the Slope.

  • >> unfortunately, the widget wasn’t running on its HOTD post

    Yes, how terribly unfortunate. Good thing that problem is fixed.

  • Seriously, Kara and MR. B,

    You guys know I love this site. I’ve been hanging around here for more than four years. But you’ve got to come clean about the widget. Either bring it back or fess up that broker pressure and the need for business on the marketplace killed the widget. If it is something else, then say so. This has been a bit of a downer and has hurt your cred.

  • Re: Douglass Street – not quite a rent-controlled tenant. The house had been in one family for about 50 years, and an elderly cousin lives in one of the apartments. I think sale was contingent on allowing her to stay indefinitely.

  • Hated the widget. Thought it was stupid.

    Carry on.

    Oh and GO Park Slope! And yes, you did miss the 150 Lincoln Place sale, it would seem.

  • quote:
    Oh and GO Park Slope!

    please put away your stupid pompoms. prices to buy in park slope are beyond ridiculous and you know it.


  • I was always ambivalent about the utility of the widget, but it was a fun game to play. Also fun to see how consistently off it was as a predictor of selling price. But it would be good to know whether it was removed for editorial or business reasons. But honestly, if you chart it over its history, what use did it serve? It was invariably 10-15% low, was clearly gamed by both bears and brokers, and was little more than a hot-or-not style metric that revealed nothing about the actual market. I sure wouldn’t want to subject my house to that, on the market or no.

    But if people miss it so much, just post your guesses in the comments. There’s more accountability that way, anyhow.

  • “…and seventy-five cents.”

  • I think the widget would have been totally fun if it was attached to each person’s username.

    As it was, it was obviously being abused by people and you know there are real estate agents crawling ALL OVER THIS BOARD trying to talk down other listings at competing brokerages.

    We’d see a 3 million dollar house with multiple widget bids at 1.7 million. THAT doesn’t bode well for this blog’s credibility more than no longer having the widget does!

  • Rob

    Be quiet and go play with your bed bugs.

  • I never thought the widget was compelling, it was just fun. I wouldn’t think it damaged sales as much as snarky remarks about HOTD.
    Hadn’t realized 150 sold. What about 144 Lincoln?

  • Looks as though 144 sold in July.

  • If it was consistently 10 to 15 percent off, then that tells you a lot about price.

    Why would agents talk down prices at other brokerages? That would only hurt their own sales. Unless you mean BHO is a real estate agent.