The old firehouse at 124 Dekalb Avenue in Fort Greene that housed Spike Lee’s 40s Acres and a Mule for more than two decades has been on and off the market for years and still hasn’t sold. We’re guessing the holdup isn’t the architecture, the finishes or the location, but the floor plan. (more…)
Well, that was fast. This Bed Stuy two-family started showings only yesterday and already has an accepted offer, according to the listing. That detail seems to have been added to the listing in the last 24 hours, if not this morning. In any case, we didn’t see it when we picked the listing as an HOTD earlier today.
We were going to write that finally here is a house in need of renovation that is priced like it. Although it doesn’t seem to have ever been a really fancy house, there’s a lot to work with, including original moldings and mantels. The kitchens, baths and backyard could probably use an upgrade in the looks department.
The house is located in eastern Bed Stuy and last traded for $345,000 in 2007. Now the ask is $675,000. What would you pay for it?
The house of the day is actually two houses on an unusual L-shaped lot in Red Hook. From the photos the houses look like they are in need of significant repair. There are some details: moldings, staircases, original wide plank floors, tin ceilings and a built in cabinet or two. There is no floor plan and the listing is vague, so it’s unclear how large either of the buildings is or how many bedrooms they have (Property Shark lists one 25 foot by 35 foot building).
The broker refers to the second building as a boarding house and in one of the pictures it appears that it has several boarded up windows. From the map on PropertyShark, it looks like the two houses are built one behind the other close to King street. The lot goes back towards Pioneer Street and then turns towards Richards Street, making a large L shape running across the back yards of the adjacent homes in the center of the block. What do you think of it for $1,495,000?
This Fort Greene townhouse on Lafayette Avenue is divided up into two duplexes, each with two bedrooms, 2.5 baths and central air conditioning. Each unit has its own outdoor space. Its been recently renovated and there are no details that we can see left inside the home. Everything is new–floors, walls, moldings, recessed lighting. It sold in May of 2013 for $1,300,000 in what looks like an estate sale. It’s asking $3,499,000, quite a windfall for the seller, but that is not out of line with what townhouses are selling for in Fort Greene these days. What do you think of it?
This single family, three-story Carroll Gardens townhouse has plenty of details, some old, some new. It has the deep front yard that Carroll Gardens is known for and appears to have some original moldings and one marble fireplace. But elsewhere, there are lots of new additions. Recessed lighting has been installed throughout. There are new columns, crown molding, Brazilian cherry wood floors and other updates. According to the listing, for some reason the building has steel-reinforced floors and stairs. It also has central air conditioning. It’s asking $2,990,000. What do you think?
This two-family brick townhouse at 820 Macon Street facing Saratoga Park in far eastern Bed Stuy is reasonably priced for a part of the neighborhood where most listings seem to hover around a million dollars.(more…)
This two-family townhouse in East Williamsburg is wide and deep. The home is 23 feet across and 49 feet long. But there are some oddities. More than seven feet of that width on the garden floor is taken up by a 49 foot long garage, making parking for more than a few cars easy, if you are exceptionally skinny or can exit through your sunroof. There are few windows on the front of the building because of the garage and the garden unit is small. But there are some upsides too. (more…)
Kudos to the owners of 143 Clifton Place in Bed Stuy for one of the more original and beautiful renovations we’ve seen in a while. The kicky kitchen with its shiny red lacquer cabinets and funky earth tone tile backsplash might not be to everyone’s taste, but we’re totally down with it. (more…)
This Dutch Colonial-style Victorian at 1022 East 2nd Street in Midwood has been remuddled over the years, but we see potential. It’s lost significant detail, such as crown moldings, but there is still some window trim, stained glass, the original staircase and entry doors, and some shoe molding. (more…)
Here’s another Carroll Gardens Place block brownstone for sale with a deep front yard. This Italianate at 46 4th Place has been nicely remodeled over the years, and has attractive French doors opening up in an enfilade, as well as circa-1900 plaster moldings on some walls and an original marble mantel or two.
The kitchen is pretty standard but it all looks clean and in move-in condition.
It’s configured as two floor-through rentals over an owner’s duplex. What do you think of it and the ask of $3,250,000?
If you’re not afraid of an SRO, this Clinton Hill Italianate has some beautiful details and is priced for a quick sale, according to the listing. We see a grand marble fireplace and attractive wood ceiling (a later addition) on the parlor level. There are also original shutters, sliding pocket doors, and moldings.
It’s currently set up as two floor-through apartments over an owner’s duplex. The duplex has an internal staircase and a lofted area on the parlor level, if we read the floor plan correctly.
Do you think the ask of $2,100,000 is worth any potential hassle?
This isn’t a super fancy Park Slope townhouse and it looks like it could use some work, although it’s evidently livable as is. There are no photos of kitchens or baths, and at the least it could use a few cosmetics such as a new paint job and floor refinishing. The listing doesn’t mention mechanicals. It’s currently set up as two rentals over an owner’s duplex. Do you think it’s worth the $2,999,000 ask?