House of the Day: 248 9th Street

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Here’s a low key but charming brick row house in Gowanus close to the Park Slope border. It doesn’t look like the type of property that was ever brimming with high-end luxuries such as burled hardwoods and the renovation doesn’t look too recent, but it’s still very attractive and there are plenty of original details such as moldings and floors.

We’re guessing from the floor plan it may have been built as three railroad apartments originally. In any case, it’s 21 feet wide and currently set up as three floor-through units that are actually condos.

The listings says it’s “in excellent condition structurally, mechanically and cosmetically.” It’s located on a fairly busy street, 9th Street between 3rd and 4th avenues. What do you think of it for $2,000,000?

248 9th Street [Corcoran] GMAP

4 Comment

  • 21′ isn’t really that groundbreaking over a standard 20′. Assuming it is 21×55 as broker states (not the DOF 21×40), its still $577/sf ask for this: 4 way truck traffic intersection, 4th ave subway literally in your backyard, in front of a bus stop, and next to the lovely check cashing store. Soooo…. is there some insane rent roll number? I think corcoran is stretching on the home based business – its not like you can open a retail store.

    Also, the DOF has a special assessment (read: no assessment) so who is to know what the taxes would be.

    There is a lot more ‘splanin to do on this one.

  • The thing is the area itself is so prime, it’s hard to ask less for any useable residential property because in theory it’s worth at least that much. But the drawbacks are exactly as you stated, it becomes somewhat undesirable for anyone other than someone who wants it as an investment to rent or maybe sell to a developer someday. What usually happens is these sit on the market for a while. Haven’t followed up on some of the others there, such as one house that sounded great but was right on that stretch across from the projects and the 4th ave subway station.

  • Traffic is truly horrendous on this block. Regardless of how far or fast Gowanus gentrifiers, that’s a reality that won’t change.

  • The listing states “The private garden is shared by all three units.” Interesting use of the word “private.”