Paging all (well off) families: There’s a big new apartment for sale at 133 Sterling Place in Park Slope. Located in a seven-year-old building at the corner of Sterling and 7th Avenue, the duplex apartment sports two bedrooms, a child-friendly “home office,” and a large private roof-top deck.
The kitchen and living area on the first level is quite large too. Asking price: $1,995,000.
As we reported last summer, the Friends of Greater Gowanus (FROGG) has been urging the New York State Board for Historic Preservation, a division of the the State’s Office of Parks, Recreation & Historic Preservation (OPRHP), to create a historic district around the Gowanus Canal for some time now. In the past, FROGG has also advocated for the canal’s designation as a Superfund site and successfully got the area included on last year’s Historic Districts Council list of Six to Celebrate. (The idea of protecting the area goes back even further: In 2008 we wrote about the Gowanus Canal Conservancy’s efforts to get the waterway itself declared a national monument.)
There was a community meeting at the Can Factory last month to discuss the creation of the New York State Historic District but we hadn’t realized how imminent the vote was (it’s Thursday) or how large the footprint is (it extends from Baltic Street to the end of Smith Street) until a reader sent along information, including the above map, yesterday.
As part of its decision process leading up to Thursday’s vote, the State must weigh the community group’s interest in preservation against any “adverse effect” on property owners that the designation might have. More specifically, in a document forwarded to us, the State describes how “maintenance, renovations and restorations that involve federal or state approval can become significantly more complicated and expensive, while simultaneously depriving the owner and local government of their discretion in the event a property is subject to OPRHP consultation.” The same document notes that, “While New York City’s listing process is separate from OPRHP’s, the proposed listing of the Gowanus Canal Historic District could make a LPC designation more likely.”
What do you think? Is this area deserving of Historic District designation? Letters seeking input were sent out to owners of the more than 400 properties in the 53 blocks of the proposed area asking just that question. Notarized owner objection letters along with general comments from the public are due by mail to the Historic Preservation Board by the end of the day tomorrow to be considered for Thursday’s meeting. Mailing instructions are included below. (more…)
We’ve featured a number of units in the old school building at 44 Cheever Place in Cobble Hill over the years and this one has to be the most tricked out of them all. The two-bedroom condo has double-height ceilings in the living room and a sleek, modern kitchen that looks like it belongs in a Richard Meier building. Asking price: $1,500,000.
Here’s a big two-bedroom co-op at the Park Towers in Kensington for $449,000. In addition to plenty of space (31-foot-long living room!), this place has an eat-in kitchen and a private terrace with amazing views south and west; all that’s missing is a second bathroom. And while the kitchen isn’t going to show up in a design magazine anytime soon, the apartment has been renovated recently and looks to be in good shape.
Here’s a cute prewar pad on a charming block of Prospect Heights. The floor-through apartment has some attractive prewar details and nice-sized living areas but the railroad-y configuration makes the two-bedroom set-up sub-optimal.
It could be a problem easily solved, though, by extending the hallway to the master bedroom, which would reduce the size of the smaller bedroom to about 9 feet by 9 feet. The maintenance is $720 a month and the asking price is $765,000.
The penthouse at 85 Adams Street has just become available for the asking price of $2,600,000. There are three bedrooms — two of them big — and two bathrooms.
The real draw, however, is the large living and dining area that opens onto a 550-square-foot private terrace with killer views of pretty much everything. The interior square footage is only 1,785 so it’ll be interesting to see if they get their price.
Wow, the camera sure loves this freshly renovated condo at 225 Eastern Parkway. The 2,028-square-foot apartment has three bedrooms and two bathrooms as well as a breakfast nook. The main living/dining space is also unusually large and there’s lots of light despite being on the second floor. Asking price is $1,750,000. That’s more than $850 a foot in Crown Heights. Impressive if they can get it.
This classic six at 255 Eastern Parkway just hit the market with an asking price of $1,095,000. That comes out to almost $800 a foot, a pretty serious ask for Crown Heights. Personally we’d like to see a sexier kitchen for that price but otherwise this place is a prewar gem located just a stone’s throw from the Brooklyn Museum. Given that neighbor 5A just closed for $1,930,000, or $965 a square foot, this should be a slam dunk.
How awesome is this condo at the Montauk Club in Park Slope? The full-floor unit clocks in at a whopping 4,200 square feet and has beaucoup original details. The location’s hard to beat for convenience and proximity to the park as well. This kind of mac daddy living don’t come cheap though: The asking price is $5,250,000 and the monthly costs come in at just north of $4,500. Amazing!
The apartments in the old Board of Ed building at 110 Livingston Street are generally very well-proportioned and this two-bedroom is no exception. Weighing in at 1,100 square feet, the 11th-floor condo has high ceilings, big windows and two real bedrooms. The standard Two Trees kitchens that come with the place are also very nice. The price tag is $1,200,000, well north of the $1,000-a-foot barrier, and the monthly expenses come to $716 for now.