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This small two-bedroom condo at 41 Clarkson Avenue in Prospect Lefferts Gardens isn’t going to set anyone’s heart aflutter, but it looks solid enough and is — for Brooklyn these days — relatively affordable.

It’s located in the Parkside Condominiums, a 40-unit complex made up of two adjoining prewar buildings, the Helen Court and the Jason Arms, that went condo a couple years ago. The buildings have been rehabbed on the inside, as has this apartment, which has been scrubbed of any prewar detail. (more…)

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This one-bedroom unit at The Absolute, a condo building at 111 Steuben Street at the corner of Myrtle Avenue in Clinton Hill, has a typical open layout. The living room faces out to a wall of windows and a sliding glass door that leads to a terrace that runs the length of the apartment.

The bedroom has a similar wall of windows and, conveniently, automatic blackout roller shades.  The bathroom has a deep soaking tub. The apartment’s climate controls can be operated using a smart phone.

The building, which launched sales in 2008, has a gym that is open 24 hours a day, a parking garage and a lounge with pool and ping pong tables.

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Listings for eight apartments at 550 Vanderbilt, the first condo building in the large and controversial Pacific Park/Atlantic Yards complex, have gone up online. The 17-story, 278-unit market-rate building is under construction on the corner of Vanderbilt and Dean Street.

The listings show the first interior renderings we have seen for the apartments. Prices range from $565,000 for a studio to $2,890,000 for a three-bedroom, 3.5 bath apartment. We expect more listings will go up over the next few days. (more…)

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Sales launched last week at a 19th-century building at 229 Sackett Street in Carroll Gardens that has been converted to condos with unusually luxurious marble bathrooms and kitchens. Two of a total of four units at the four-story brick building are on the market, starting at $1,250,000 for a two-bedroom.

The two-bedroom unit, No. 3, takes up a whole floor. It measures 998 square feet and has two bathrooms and in-unit laundry. (more…)

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Sales have started at the brownstone-style new construction condo building at 353 Jefferson Avenue in Bed Stuy. As readers may recall, neighbors and preservationists were alarmed when they first saw the building under construction on the brownstone row, but relieved when they realized the design would fit in among its neighbors. The area is part of the proposed Bed Stuy North Historic District.

The small infill building has four units in total. A 1,056-square-foot two-bedroom unit came on the market in April. It has a living/dining room in the front, an open kitchen in the middle and two bedrooms in the back of the apartment. It also has two bathrooms. It’s asking $899,000. (more…)

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You can’t live closer to the Coney Island Boardwalk than this. The three-bedroom, two-bathroom condo at 3030 West 32nd Street is right on the boardwalk.

It has views of the beach, the boardwalk and the Atlantic Ocean. It’s also quite large at 1,500 square feet.

There are wood floors throughout, and it appears to get plenty of that beach light through the large windows and doors. This unit also has a balcony and a private roof deck. (more…)

615 Dean Street

Greenland Forest City Partners Monday filed for a permit to build a 26-story condominium tower at 615 Dean Street in Prospect Heights, part of the massive Atlantic Yards/Pacific Park project. This is the fifth building in the 15-unit complex.

The condo building will have 312,746 square feet of residential space and 244 units of housing, according to the permits.

The building will be 278 feet high, and have 4,435 square feet of retail. The condos, which will be market rate, according to the Atlantic Yards Report, are likely to be quite large: an average of 1,282 square feet per unit. Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates is the applicant of record. (more…)

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Listings went up Tuesday night for six of 33 new-construction condos at 212 North 9th Street in Williamsburg. The developer, Fortis Property Group, is calling the building Two12 Williamsburg.

The building will have a mix of studios, one-bedroom and two-bedroom apartments, including three penthouse units. Prices on the units listed range from $590,000 for a studio to $1,473,000 for a three-bedroom. (more…)

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Rather than report again on the controversy over the height of 1 Hotel and Pierhouse, the Marvel Architects-designed three-building hotel and condo complex now rising in Brooklyn Bridge Park, today we’re just going to take a look at the progress of the project.

The metal and glass facade is almost complete at 1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge Park, a 200-key hotel in the structure nearest to the Brooklyn Bridge.

This will be the most recent hotel from the eco-friendly brand started by Starwood Capital Group, 1 Hotels, which has also launched in South Beach. Above, the west facade of 1 Hotel can be seen at the left.

The 10-story Pierhouse condo building next to it at 90 Furman Street topped out in January, and awaits its glass and limestone facade (above right).

The Pierhouse’s second condo building on the opposite side of Squibb Park Bridge, 130 Furman Street, has reached the fourth floor. (more…)

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Over the weekend six listings went up for the condo building at 233 34th Street in Greenwood Heights called 233 Greenwood. The units range from studios to two-bedroom apartments priced from $500,000 to $868,000.

The units have floor to ceiling windows, wood floors and an attractively spare design. A ground floor duplex, Unit 1D, is quite large at 1,688 square feet but the lower portion of that duplex is below grade. The two-bedroom units are between 815 and 905 square feet. (more…)

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This three-bedroom condo at the Traymore at 225 Eastern Parkway, a Crown Heights prewar condo building, is immense. At 2,043 square feet, it has two bathrooms, three bedrooms, an office and large living/dining room.

Many of the rooms feature custom woodwork, including built ins and wainscotting. We are really liking the use of rich, dark colors, especially in a space with so many windows and so much natural light. The building is right across the street from Prospect Park, the Brooklyn Museum and the Botanic Garden.

The unit was a Condo of the Day back in 2013 when it was asking $1,750,000. Two years later, the ask is $2,195,000 and maintenance is $1,134. Real estate tax is an additional $373 a month. What do you think?

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Condo of the Day: 225 Eastern Parkway [Brownstoner]
Interior photos by Stribling, exterior photos by Mike Hernandez for PropertyShark

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Sales have launched at Brookland Capital’s new condo building at 1094 Madison Street in Bushwick, with three out of eight planned units hitting the market.

The condos, all one-bedrooms, run from $425,000 for a 567-square-foot unit to $479,000 for a 896-square-foot duplex. The finishes and layouts look pretty typical of new-construction luxury rentals, although these are not rentals. They have big windows, open plan layouts, Caesarstone countertops, walnut vanities and custom cabinetry.

With prices under $500,000 and under $1,000 a square foot, they seem like they could appeal to first time buyers.

We think the modern metal exterior looks much nicer than typical new-construction buildings of its size in these parts (which tend to be Fedders three-family rental buildings). We don’t think it’s a bad fit for Bushwick, either, although Bed Stuy residents have objected to modern-style new construction in their mostly brownstone neighborhood just a few blocks from here. (more…)