Remember this 26-foot-wide single family home at 396 Grand Avenue in Clinton Hill? It just hit public records at $2,925,000, the asking price, which makes this the highest residential sale in the neighborhood east of Washington. According to Streeteasy, the home lasted two months on the market. It sold in an all-cash transaction. The house — built in 1864 — still has its original wood floors, leaded glass windows, and a working dumbwaiter. The bathrooms and kitchen received fairly modern upgrades. As a commenter noted in this House of the Day post: “Anyone that thinks the price is a stretch hasn’t been keeping an eye on sales in this corner of the world.” Yes, indeed!
House of the Day: 396 Grand Avenue [Brownstoner] GMAP
Next weekend, the third annual Brooklyn Zine Fest returns to the Brooklyn Historical Society with panels and a wide variety of publishers, artists and writers selling their wares. Panels will discuss topics like queer and trans zine writers, zine collecting and publishing zines anonymously. And over 150 zine enthusiasts will be selling self-published magazines on everything […]
Brooklyn, one building at a time. Name: Row house Address: 245 Front Street Cross Streets: Bridge and Gold Streets Neighborhood: Vinegar Hill Year Built: 1852-55 Architectural Style: Greek Revival Architect: Unknown. Landmarked: Yes, part of Vinegar Hill HD (1997) The story: Like stumbling upon Brigadoon, Vinegar Hill is hidden from most people’s view, tucked away […]
A convention center is planning to open at 79 Franklin Street in Greenpoint later this year, possibly in October, according to DNAinfo. Currently under construction, the Brooklyn Expo Center will have 28,000 square feet of space for exhibitions and meetings. There will also be a cafeteria and parking. A reader who lives nearby said it looks […]
Although obviously in need of work to turn it into living space, this has got to be one of the coolest properties for sale we’ve ever seen. There’s tons of curb appeal (or will be, pending a fresh paint job), beamed ceilings, arched windows and doors, diagonal floors and three skylights in this seemingly untouched […]
This large one-bedroom co-op at The Griffin in Fort Greene just hit the market with an asking price of $749,000. It’s a nice apartment on the eighth floor with good light and views as well as solid prewar credentials. We’d guess that this would have to be some kind of price record for a one-bedroom […]