Carroll Gardens Atrocity Finally Sells

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Perhaps you’ve been wondering whatever happened to the Carroll Gardens Atrocity, that unfortunate architectural collision at 45 3rd Place we called “the poster child for inconsiderate and non-contextual design in Brownstone Brooklyn.” Well, after lingering on the market for more than five years (first as separate units, then as one building), the entire thing finally sold for $2,440,000 in September, earning second place in our Last Week’s Biggest Sales post yesterday. Was there any discount for ugliness? There’s no way to know for sure. But we can tell you that the price per square foot was $660, vs. $741 for the neighborhood average for townhouses in the first half of 2012, the most recent period for which numbers are available, according to Brown Harris Stevens. (Market reports are due out tomorrow!) The original ask for the entire building was $2,995,000.
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  • Must we be so snide? This place is an easy target, but also now (probably) someone’s home. We all have to live somewhere.

  • What are the chances that the new owner will have that, uh, “growth” removed and restore the house to its original beauty?

  • funny B.S. has one of the categories listed as housing horror ..lol

  • Really? THIS is what you folks are calling “the poster child for inconsiderate and non-contextual design in Brownstone Brookyn”??

    Not THIS?

  • I don’t mind this building so much, there are far worse things that you can do to an old building, like phony brick face, stoop removals, installation of shortened windows, cornice removals, etc.

    The concept of combining a modern extension with a period building is good, and adds much needed space. The problem with this one is that they did a bad job; its just too overwhelming and the finishes are cheap and poorly executed. The old part of the building is actually very well preserved.

  • I don’t mind this building so much, there are far worse things that you can do to an old building, like phony brick face, stoop removals, installation of shortened windows, cornice removals, etc.

    The concept of combining a modern extension with a period building is good, and adds much needed space. The problem with this one is that they did a bad job; its just too overwhelming and the finishes are cheap and poorly executed. The old part of the building is actually very well preserved.

  • Tumor… carbuncle… whatever. That is one fugly add-on!

  • Tumor… carbuncle… whatever. That is one fugly add-on!

  • the correct term of art is “hideous carbuncle”
    although “egregious accretion” has a certain ring.

  • It would have been better if the new top had the same style cornice as the peak.

    it would have been nicer if the bricks were closer in match.

    it would have been nicer if the new windows matched the old windows with the regular double hung thing going on.

    but the selection of materials they chose were in vvery poor taste.

    The railings around the top of the house and the balconies are to plain and to me, not ornate enough to go with the period of the original house.

    All in all the owners failed at making the addition look nice, because:

    newsflash: it’s ugly.

  • It would have been better if the new top had the same style cornice as the peak.

    it would have been nicer if the bricks were closer in match.

    it would have been nicer if the new windows matched the old windows with the regular double hung thing going on.

    but the selection of materials they chose were in vvery poor taste.

    The railings around the top of the house and the balconies are to plain and to me, not ornate enough to go with the period of the original house.

    All in all the owners failed at making the addition look nice, because:

    newsflash: it’s ugly.

  • If Frank Gehry had designed it, you’d be calling it the sister ship to that atrocity on GAP, the glass ass faceade

    • a nicely done brick overlay will do wonders for this building. this can be salvaged to make it more appealing aesthetically albeit it will always look out of context. wondering how they got this built: is there enough FAR?

  • Had to walk by this building today because I don’t recall it looking as bad as The Brownstoner is making it out to be. And it isn’t. This photo is taken from the worst possible angle. The addition is barely noticeable until you look back at it. Seriously!

  • Had to walk by this building today because I don’t recall it looking as bad as The Brownstoner is making it out to be. And it isn’t. This photo is taken from the worst possible angle. The addition is barely noticeable until you look back at it. Seriously!