What a wild ride it’s been for 40 Willow Street, the 45-foot-wide modernist home built in the ’60s in Brooklyn Heights. The last sale closed last summer for $7.35 million. Then Curbed noticed the house was back on the market for $7.95 million about four months ago; it entered contract about a month later. Yesterday Curbed picked up on the newest sales price: $7,650,000. As Curbed says: “Not exactly a huge flip, but a nice little profit for the sellers, who spent less than a year in the highly modern townhouse.” This is Brooklyn’s most valuable townhouse if you’re going by the highest tax assessment. Here’s a link to the most recent listing.
Brooklyn’s Most Valuable Townhouse Sells (Again) for $7.65M [Curbed]
Another Massive Sale for Brooklyn Heights [Brownstoner] GMAP
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Preservationists Elizabeth Finkelstein and Chelcey Berryhill will teach a class next week on how to research the history of any wood frame, stone or brick townhouse or apartment building in Brooklyn. Making use of digitized, online resources as well as other repositories in Brooklyn and Manhattan, “Research Your Historic Brooklyn House” will cover how to research the […]
Brooklyn, one building at a time. Name: Row houses Address: 207A-209 18th Street Cross Streets: 4th and 5th Avenues Neighborhood: Greenwood Heights Year Built: Before 1888 Architectural Style: Queen Anne Architect: Unknown Landmarked: No, but these blocks should be The story: In 1844, the city of Brooklyn voted to extend open up 18th Street from 9th […]
The Heights Cafe restaurant at 84 Montague Street re-opened earlier this month after six weeks of interior renovations. There is also a new menu, with new-American fare such as a lobster roll, oyster po-boy, a burger, veal and wild mushroom meatloaf and a ribeye. Click through to the jump for an interior shot. Has anyone […]
Huge and on a corner, this gem of a Greek Revival house at 15 Willow Street in Brooklyn Heights was built in 1834. The proportions are impressive: It’s 25.5 feet wide with five stories and 39 windows. It has beautiful marble and wood Greek Revival fireplaces, dentil crown molding as well as the other moldings […]