There’s nothing particularly noteworthy about this studio co-op at 35 Eastern Parkway other than the price. When was the last time you saw something within spitting distance of Grand Army Plaza with a price tag of $155,000? Our best guess is that it’s less than 400 square feet of space, but even if it were 300 square feet it would still look cheap, especially since it’s got a decent view and a kitchen that looks functional. What’s up with that?
This co-op listing at 1701 Albermarle Road is a charmer. The prewar one-bedroom sports original wood floors, two exposures and an attractively renovated kitchen. The listing also claims that the apartment is “blissfully quiet.” The maintenance is a low $511 per month and the asking price is $419,000. You like?
It’s amazing that asking prices of $1,000 a foot in less-than-perfect locations elicit no more than a shrug at this point in the market. Yesterday’s Condo of the Day at 500 4th Avenue was one example. Today’s pick at Clermont Greene is another. Perfectly nice new construction with a little bit of outdoor space in a desirable neighborhood but not the creme de la creme. Size: 747 square feet. Asking price? $775,000. Conclusion: Prices have basically doubled since the last market bottom.
It’s hard to say these days what constitutes a “good deal,” but this new listing at 500 4th Avenue just might qualify. The apartment has two real bedrooms with their own bathrooms as well as a good-sized living area with floor-to-ceiling windows with expansive views and a small private terrace. (more…)
This new listing at Toren in Downtown Brooklyn is pretty striking. The two-bedroom, two-bathroom pad has a corner living room with expansive views of Flatbush Avenue and the Manhattan Bridge. High ceilings, a swanky master suite and sleek kitchen round out the offering. The asking price is $1,110,000, seemingly in line with the recent sale of a similarly sized two-bedroom on the 21st floor for $1,215,000.
This recently remodeled co-op at 185 Hall Street in Clinton Hill just hit the market with an asking price of $380,000. The one-bedroom pad is located across the street from Pratt and sports views of the adjacent tree tops. The maintenance is a reasonable $710 a month and the asking price is $380,000. Think they’ll get it?
While the furniture isn’t helping the sales cause, this new listing at 30 Main Street in Dumbo should have plenty of suitors. The big one-bedroom (plus windowless home office) has nearly 1,500 square feet of space and sports a generous master suite in addition to the large living/dining/kitchen area. The apartment doesn’t seem to have any views of Manhattan but the combination of high floor and southern exposure means there’s lots o’ light. Asking price: $1,649,000.
This new listing at One Brooklyn Bridge Park might be the nicest apartment we’ve seen in the waterfront building. (We’re not forgetting about the $32,000,000 penthouse but that’s sui generis and not really comparable.) This place has it all: four bedrooms, five bathrooms, floor-to-ceiling windows, amazing views. This kind of place doesn’t come cheap though: Asking price is $7,950,000. Get out those checkbooks!
The high ceilings and floor-to-ceiling windows are the big selling points at this one-bedroom condo at 189 Schermerhorn Street (aka be@schermerhorn). The 15th-floor pad weighs in at only 662 square feet, though, making the asking price of $739,000 aggressive — especially when you consider that it traded for $425,000 in 2010. On the other hand, a 75 percent rise in value in four years isn’t out of line with a lot of other properties in the area. And those views sure are nice.
This two-bedroom at 560 State Street, aka Jay-Z’s former building, just hit the market with an asking price of $799,000. The building has some historic charm but the apartment itself has been stripped of anything even referencing its 19th-century roots. All that’s left is a generic white box of an apartment, albeit one located right next to the biggest transportation hub in Brooklyn (and the Barclays Center).The listing recognizes that the finishes are a little less than compelling but that therein lies the buying opportunity. Do you agree?
Personally we prefer our townhouses to feel a little older, but the newer look of this triplex at 584 Pacific Street is bound to appeal to someone’s sense of cleanliness and order. The 2,050-square-foot condo has three bedrooms and 3.5 bathrooms in addition to four terraces. The proximity to the Barclays Center might be a deterrent to some though, especially at the asking price of $2,200,000.
This new listing at 145 Prospect Park West is pretty basic as far as the apartment goes — no historic detail to speak of and middle-of-the-road finishes — but being on the park is definitely worth something as is the common roofdeck. Asking price on the two-bedroom, one-bathroom pad is $729,000 and the monthly common charges (including taxes) come to $619.