The Price for Pink in Park Slope? $2,075,000

This sale did not make the Biggest Sales cut yesterday, but the pink townhouse at 233 Garfield hit public records last week for $2,075,000. The home was first listed in 2009 with a price of $2,500,000, but was soon pulled off the market. It came back this January for $2,395,000. Streeteasy shows that it entered contract five months later. Back in January, we said, “It will definitely need a lot of work but there’s plenty of enticing raw material to work with: Mantels, parquet floors, beaucoup woodwork, etc.” Wonder if the new owner will keep the pink paint…
House of the Day: 233 Garfield Place (Pretty in Pink) [Brownstoner]

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  • Used to live around the corner from that, and at first absolutely hated it. Up close you see how poor and messy the paint job is. But after a while it kinda grows on you. I’ll bet a drink that the new owner strips it asap.

  • I’ll be sad to see the pink go – this house’s previous shade of pink, a few years back, was a tad less Pepto-Bismally than this. I wouldn’t blame the owner one bit for changing it, mind you, but to me this house represents a bit of harmless idiosyncrasy that’s becoming ever-rarer in the Slope.

  • I’ll be sad to see the pink go – this house’s previous shade of pink, a few years back, was a tad less Pepto-Bismally than this. I wouldn’t blame the owner one bit for changing it, mind you, but to me this house represents a bit of harmless idiosyncrasy that’s becoming ever-rarer in the Slope.

  • no-permits

    it was a cash deal to an LLC. i see a flip with $1MM profit in the future.

  • Townie

    Brenton Realty is saying it sold for $2,225.000.

  • slopefarm

    I think that is the last list price on the Brenton site, and they added “sold” underneath when it sold. I would not assume they are advertising the sale price.

    PS I had to refresh three times to get a live comment box. Disqus still a PITA.

  • slopefarm

    I think that is the last list price on the Brenton site, and they added “sold” underneath when it sold. I would not assume they are advertising the sale price.

    PS I had to refresh three times to get a live comment box. Disqus still a PITA.

  • So since it’s in an HD, the pink is grandfathered, correct? I love that they either have to keep it that color forever or restore it to proper brownstone. Hope they go with pink.

  • So since it’s in an HD, the pink is grandfathered, correct? I love that they either have to keep it that color forever or restore it to proper brownstone. Hope they go with pink.

  • minard

    Looking at the HOD link the interior is intact and in very good shape. However, the style of the woodwork and mantles and other features are typically what young trendy designers hate with all their hearts. It would be a shame to lose it.
    As for the facade color, the pink is grandfathered forever, but the new owner has the option of stripping the paint off or re-painting it in a color that matches the natural brownstone.

  • I used to live very close to this house in that block. Yes, the owner was eccentric, as they say. I once had a telephone installer come back to my place shaking like a leaf like I’d never seen an adult man shake, because he had climbed the telephone equipment tree in the back of the yard at that nearby house to reach my telephone box, and the owner of this house came out and pulled a gun on him and chased him off.

    The pink *has* been changed. It used to be an oddball, but less offensive shade of paler pink when I lived there, and then later was repainted with this sickeningly ugly Pepto-Bismol shade.

    Were I the buyer and didn’t have the deep pockets (though they all seem to, to afford these prices now) to strip the paint off and rebrownstone the front, I’d ask Landmarks if I could paint it in an even paler pink, one that matches, more or less, the pale color of pinkish brownstone. Would be a great improvement in the facade.

    I used to like it OK when it was the paler pink, but since the house next door lost its equally oddball (and even uglier than the current shade of pink) bright lime green on the trim around the windows, the pink house looks more out of place, being the only oddball there now.

  • no-permits

    i’m surprised that the pink paint scared off so many buyers.

  • It wasn’t the pink that scared off the buyers, it was probably the seriously awful water damage throughout most of the house. There was black mold everywhere and the house was in abysmal condition. Wish the new owners luck with what will likely be a challenging year ahead of them!

    • no-permits

      there are much worse places on the market for more than this, in worse condition, with less detail but they aren’t pink. i’m sure the color made everything inside look that much worse. mold isn’t a huge problem if you know how to deal with it, especially if a new buyer has a ton of work planned anyway.

  • LLC doesn’t necessarily mean flip. Just someone putting their asset in an LLC to protect from liability in lawsuits.

  • LLC doesn’t necessarily mean flip. Just someone putting their asset in an LLC to protect from liability in lawsuits.

  • Though condos are always a possibility.

  • I can see the ads now “live in the Park Slope *Pink* house…”

  • Can’t find a pic online of the pink house when next to the house with green trim – they made quite a pair. Never thought to take a picture of them when I lived on the block back in those pre-internet days…

  • Can’t find a pic online of the pink house when next to the house with green trim – they made quite a pair. Never thought to take a picture of them when I lived on the block back in those pre-internet days…

  • I have a friend who lives nearby, and I only know which brownstone is theirs by the proximity to the pink house. I’m not sure what I’ll do if they change the paint.

    I guess learn their address like I was all growns up.