House of the Day: 146 Berkeley Place


This brownstone at 146 Berkeley Place in Park Slope just hit the market asking $2,795,000. Based upon the one interior photo (at the time of this writing, at least) provided in the listing, the house appear to have retained its old-world charm. The listing refers to renovated kitchen and baths, but it sure would be nice to see what they look like. Without more photos, it’s hard to comment too much on the price other than to note that it’s certainly not a low price for a house that’s less than 17 feet wide.
146 Berkeley Place [Brown Harris Stevens] GMAP P*Shark

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  • I was at the OH this weekend: the baths and kitchen are pretty nice, and the house doesn’t feel too narrow, maybe because all the rooms span the full width of the house. Main problems are a tiny garden, and a subpar garden level—ok for renting out I suppose but not somewhere a $2.8M house buyer would, say, want to put their guests.

  • Wow, this Brownstone Brooklyn hyperinflation is simply mind-blowing. We can’t even bring ourselves to look at 20-footers anymore. A Eurozone calamity, resulting Wall St panic and ramping mortgage rates will be good for prices. Make ‘em healthy, fundamental and sustainable for the long run. Yeah, like energy!

    ***Half Peak Comp Eurosion***

  • 17 footers are nice, in that the bedrooms are all wide, full width of house. Where this house lacks for me is the parlor floor…living room seems cramped, dining room looks like it would feel like a hallway, and with that width, I wouldn’t have done the island layout in the kitchen, as the remaining space isn’t large enough for a table, but becomes simply a hallway to the deck. Which deck seems to take up more of the backyard than I’d like. I’m sure the parlor issues can be corrected by a buyer who incorporates the rental garden floor back into the house. Love the location! Not even going to comment on the prices…

  • So they took the walls out of the parlor floor, but I don’t see what was gained here. (I generally hate this on parlor floor levels, btw) OK, you now have the width of the building but the furniture is still pushed against the closed wall, and the new space still looks like the old hallway, just without walls, as the columns limit furniture placement, as do the stairs. I’m not seeing the advantage in it.

    I used to live in a house this size, with all walls intact, the front parlor really wasn’t cramped, and I was able to put furniture against both walls. The back parlor was full width. It was a very comfortable house.

  • Saw this place at the open house. Pretty good condition, but it indeed feels narrow, and the yard is tiny (and dark because of the surrounding buildings). Passing on this one.

  • Agree, MM, often walls intact make a room seem bigger, because of the possibilties for furniture placement, and the lack of the one “long corridor” feeling that removing walls can create in some spaces.

  • Thank you, Montrose, for standing up for intact original walls. BHO, have you heard the 1 percent are getting richer, while the 99 percent are getting poorer?