For apartment hunters looking for value, they could do a lot worse than to explore the part of Flatbush around Brooklyn College. There are lots and lots of prewar buildings and houses — and the campus itself is beautiful. This new listing at 2835 Bedford Avenue, for example, has 1,100 square feet of space and lots of original details. It’s only got one bathroom and a pretty unsexy kitchen but for $299,000, this appears to qualify as a good deal these days.
We wrote about the fourth-floor apartment at 27 Schermerhorn Street back in 2011 when it was asking $695,000. Now the top floor unit, which has been redone in a much more modern fashion, is on the market for $915,000. The brownstone floor-through co-op is 25 feet wide and 1,000 square feet in total. Monthly maintenance is $1,218. We’re usually not big fans of going modern in a brownstone but this renovation looks pretty successful to us.
The sleeping arrangement won’t be to everyone’s liking but otherwise this co-op at 146 Columbia Heights looks very nice. The junior one bedroom (or is it a studio?) has lots of original details as well as a modernized kitchen and bath. The monthly maintenance is $832 and the asking price is $695,000.
It’s fair to say that building and opening Berg’n, the 9,000-square-foot Brooklyn Flea-run beer hall and food court, is the hardest thing we’ve ever done. But here we are, on the eve of the opening, still standing (even after a week of pre-opening parties) and thrilled to welcome the public tomorrow at 899 Bergen Street between Classon and Franklin. We’re fortunate to have received a lot of press this past week so we won’t rehash too many of the details, other than to say the beer hall will feature food from Smorgasburg favorites Asia Dog, Mighty Quinn’s, Pizza Moto and Ramenburger along with a coffee bar featuring Parlor Coffee, Dough donuts, Choice pastries, Blue Marble ice cream, White Moustache Yogurt and Early Bird Granola. You can check out the selection of drafts, rare bottles and hard liquor here.
The coffee bar opens at 8 am tomorrow and food vendors start serving lunch at 11:30 (though Mighty Quinn’s is dinner-only for the first couple of weeks). We’ll be around most of the day, so if you’re a Brownstoner reader please don’t be shy and come say hi!
With condos on the Williamsburg waterfront priced over $1,500 a square foot now, it’s only logical that apartments further inland have also seen significant price increases. Still, we were surprised to see this new 735-square-foot listing at 14 Hope Street — just a block and a half from the BQE — asking $835,000. On the other hand, the one-bedroom pad offers a sensible layout, with big windows and decent finishes. Think it can fetch over $1,100 a foot?
You probably didn’t know that you wanted the walls of your apartment to zig-zag in a sawtooth pattern, but you do! Or maybe you will after you check out this 4th-floor pad at 142 North 1st Street. In addition to the aforementioned design touch, the two-bedroom condo has two bathrooms, a long living/dining room and nice natural light. The asking price is $1,200,000, which we guesstimate puts it at over $1,000 a foot.
It’s getting close to impossible to find anything for less than $1,000 a foot in “prime” Brooklyn. Take this place at 110 Livingston Street. The 540-square-foot pad is very nice as far as studios go–with high ceilings, big windows, good light–and it’s asking $550,000. This is the new normal, people.
This first-floor co-op at 99 Berkeley Place in Park Slope just hit the market with an asking price of $1,395,000. The three-bedroom apartment is located in a beautiful building but (unfortunately) doesn’t have much original detail left. (Sweet front windows though.) The floor plan is larger than your typical floor-through apartment and it comes with a private back yard. The maintenance is a modest $850 a month.
Paging old house lovers! This new listing at 87 Remsen Street in Brooklyn Heights is dripping with original detail, including an impressive array of woodwork. There’s also a bay window and a private deck. The floor-through pad has two bedrooms and two bathrooms and is asking $1,495,000. We’re guessing it’s about 1,200 square feet.
We’ve always loved this building at 330 Wythe Avenue in Williamsburg. It has some incredible apartments with double-height ceilings and views of Manhattan. This seventh-floor pad is not one of those, but it’s no slouch: The 1,400-square-foot duplex has three bedrooms, polished concrete floors, a modern kitchen. The views to the south and east are also pretty sweet. Asking price: $1,585,000.
There’s nothing left post-renovation to indicate that this two-bedroom condo at 112 Saint Marks Place in Park Slope is located in an old brownstone, but luckily for the sellers not everyone wants to live in an old brownstone. While we can appreciate good modern design, this place falls somewhere in the middle for us. It’s clean and in good shape, to be sure, but lacks character. And at almost $1,000 a square foot, we’d expect the kitchen and bathroom finishes to be a little higher end. Asking price for the 1,050-square-foot pad is $985,000.
A prewar one-bedroom in good shape for $179,000? Do our eyes deceive us? Technically, this apartment is an alcove studio, but it functions like a one-bedroom because the sleeping area is in a separate (but windowless area) behind French doors. (more…)