This unusual listing is for five investment properties in Bed Stuy (not Ocean Hill as the listing says). Four of the properties are circa-1900 Neo-Renassiance brick rowhouses, three of which have intact exteriors, including charming wooden porticos, and one of which has a commercial unit on the ground floor.
Also included is a wood frame house on the same block, for a total of six units. There are no interior photos.
The properties are located on Howard Street between Herikimer and Atlantic, a block that is likely to be upzoned if Mayor de Blasio’s housing plans are realized. For $1,750,000, do you think this is an interesting deal?
This landmarked house in Stuyvesant Heights, one of a pair, has some sick original detail, including elaborate Queen Anne wood work, stained glass and a huge original kitchen range. It also has some unfortunate later alterations — jacuzzi tub, we’re looking at you — but most of them look relatively easy to undo. (more…)
If you’re buying in east Bed Stuy, the 600 block of MacDonough is certainly an attractive one. This particular house at No. 636 appears reasonably well maintained and has plenty of cute original details, though a buyer may want to customize the kitchens and baths.
It has not changed hands recently, and appears to have passed to a family member from an estate in 2007. Do you think it is appealing for $1,200,000?
This four-story brick house has beautiful Greek Revival features but is in need of a top-to-bottom overhaul. Built in 1856, according to the listing, the landmarked house has a classical pediment over the front door, ear moldings around openings on the parlor floor, marble mantels with arches or flattened neoclassical columns, and original pocket doors.
The two-family house is 20 feet wide by 40 feet deep with an extension on the two lower floors. No kitchens or bathrooms are shown, and the listing says the property “will need complete updating.”
This five-story brownstone at 36 Garden Place didn’t sell when it was a House of the Day in 2012 and listed for $10,000,000. Now it’s back on the market for $8,250,000 with a new broker (Stribling) and different photos. Some unusual artwork that appeared in the original listing is no longer pictured. (more…)
The Fort Greene house with radiant heat controlled by an iPad we told you about last month is now on the market. Renovated by Stuyvesant Group, it is unusually luxurious even for a high-end renovation and has an open floor plan, a double height kitchen in the rear of the parlor floor, marble counters and slabs of marble on the walls in the kitchen, and a high-efficiency boiler.
The house was a shell so there were no details to save, developer Adam Cohen told us, but he purchased three salvage pier mirrors and now one of them conceals a TV behind smoked glass. It’s set up as a triplex over a garden rental. We suspect this will go quickly at $3,500,000. What do you think?
Original details abound in this estate-condition, circa-1900 shingled house. The standalone house, located in the Fiske Terrace section of Flatbush close to Brooklyn College, has an enclosed wraparound porch with beadboard ceiling. (more…)
This three-family on Hancock Street in Stuyvesant Heights is not as fancy as some but has plenty of ornate original details, including some we have never seen before. The mantels have that Gibson Girl-era look with rounded inset and beveled mirrors and wedding cake decorations. (more…)
The Brooklyn Home Company picked up this Romanesque Revival, which we called a “time capsule” when it was a House of the Day, for $1,565,000 in 2012 and has completely redone it with a now-fashionable all-white look.(more…)
This Neo-Renaissance brownstone at 280 Park Place has tons of lavish details, including an onyx fireplace surround, elaborate screens, stained glass and inlaid parquet floors. Perhaps they used some salvage in the restoration, since not all the wood work appears to match (just an observation, not a criticism). All the mechanicals are new.
It’s set up as two rentals over a large owner’s duplex, with an extension on both levels in the duplex. It was a House of the Day in 2008.
It last sold for $1,450,000 in 2011. For $3,750,000, how do you like it?
This is the kind of estate condition listing we love: It’s got grand proportions (despite being less than 18 feet wide), Neo Grec details such as incised marble fireplaces, what seems to be a largely untouched floor plan, and even a few of the original built ins and sinks in the passthroughs, according to the listing. No kitchens or baths are shown, and we couldn’t check any HPD history because the site is down.
The brownstone at 331 Washington Avenue traded hands earlier this month from one LLC to another for $1,900,000. It looks like a lovely place, but the new ask is $2,995,000. Last we checked, that was top of the line for a Clinton Hill row house. Are fixer-uppers really going for that much now?