House of the Day: 1 Warren Place


Cuteness alert! One of the Warren Place Mews houses (#1 in fact!) has just hit the market. This one appears to be in decent shape but for some reason it doesn’t come off in photographs as well as some others (like this House of the Day from 2010). It’s probably the combo of exposed brick, neutral colors and bland furniture. Fear not, though, as these are all readily (and inexpensively) addressable by a new buyer. This asking price is the highest we can recall for any of the former workingmen’s cottages: $1,475,000!
1 Warren Place [Brooklyn Bridge Realty] GMAP P*Shark

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  • Charming, and a nice size backyard, but nearly 1.5 mil for a 2 bedroom that has a tiny second bedroom, no bathroom on the first floor, and a little close to the BQE over there (but at least not looking out onto it, I guess).

  • Charming, and a nice size backyard, but nearly 1.5 mil for a 2 bedroom that has a tiny second bedroom, no bathroom on the first floor, and a little close to the BQE over there (but at least not looking out onto it, I guess).

  • The house is adorable and with the right decor, wow, really sweet. But very small. Great area. Perfect for a small family. Of course, it helps if you can afford buying and living here.

  • The house is adorable and with the right decor, wow, really sweet. But very small. Great area. Perfect for a small family. Of course, it helps if you can afford buying and living here.

  • I like the neutral colors and “bland” furniture. I think I’d love to live in one of these but I’ve never been in one so can’t judge the possibly claustrophobic feel.

  • for 1.5 million, Americans expect a real house or apartment. This is a Mother Goose house for elves. You would spend your life going up and down teeny stairs to get to weeny rooms.

  • A couple salient items from the listing which account for the $175-200K premium over other cottages sold in recent years are the 780 square foot private garden (unique to this unit) and a couple of adjacent parking spaces.

    “The property includes off-street parking in a gated lot adjoining the house. There is a shed at the rear of the garden with a small screened porch (with storm windows for winterizing) and storage. The garden includes a two-tiered deck with furniture, and myriad plantings and trees.”

    All the other cottages share a common alley for backyard, with restrictions dictating you cannot put up a fence. Folks might BBQ on a small hibachi grill but don’t hang out as there is no privacy. Whereas with this one, you walk across the back alley to your own gated garden. Quite lovely.

    The owner has been there a good 30-35 years; she is the retired director of a venerable NYC cultural institution. Very well maintained home.

  • Let’s just admit it already. These are cute vertical 2-bedroom units.

  • The outside of these cottages are very appealing. But in reality, can you really live comfortably in one of these homes??, I suppose some one can.

    There are not enough windows, that makes it almost cave like.
    Not sure I would want to be going up and down stairs all the time. The cottages really are small, really.

    What else can I say that everyone else has said before.

    From the outside, they look like a charming village from a story book, love them…..but I don’t think I could live in one of them.

  • my best guess would be $1.0 plus $150k for parking ($1.15 million). I cant really give a premium above $1000/sf for the yard, since cheaper valued brownstones come with same.

    sometimes you see myopic condo buildings that comp to overpriced units within and if theyre unique enough it continues until the cycle bottoms. this seems like there is some of that risk – these things are doll houses.