Hot stuff! The penthouse at 24 Monroe Place is pretty darn impressive, with a massive wrap-around terrace complementing the Classic Six layout. In addition to the killer views, this place has a great prewar pedigree and lots of entertaining space. Only thing not to like: The $4,770 monthly maintenance. Asking price is $2,395,000.
It’s rare that a brownstone comes up for auction, but the four-story Neo Grec-Italianate house at 29 Schermerhorn Street is scheduled for December 11. From what we can piece together from online documents, the history of the house is complicated, but it appears the current owner bought it in 1978, and it is being sold at the request of her guardian.
The official listing doesn’t give much info on the property, but a listing over at Weichert says it is divided into nine units, eight of which are studios and one of which is a garden level floor through apartment. “Deferred maintenance needed throughout,” it continues, and says “sold as is no interior viewing.” A tipster who spoke to the broker tells us it will be delivered vacant.
In preparation for its 150th anniversary, the Brooklyn Historical Society pursued a vision of bringing the interiors of its attractively preserved building on Pierrepont Street into the 21st century, while still respecting the past. Working with Christoff: Finio Architecture, BHS created an airy, high-tech event space, dynamic new galleries, a reconceived shop supporting Brooklyn makers, and classroom space for student and community activities. (more…)
This beautifully renovated three-bedroom, four-bathroom townhouse in Brooklyn Heights must be one of the most expensive Brooklyn rentals on the market right now. The four-story brick house has a full floor master suite, two additional bedrooms each with ensuite bath, windowed kitchen, living room, dining room, breakfast nook, media room, full basement and an attached indoor garage.
The features include two large landscaped terraces, a working fireplace, a dumbwaiter, a whole house sound system, central heat and air and free broadband Internet and HD cable service for up to four TVs. Also a quick glance at public records tells us the current owner bought the house for the surprisingly affordable price of $1,188,390 back in the economic nosedive of 2009. In any case, what do you think of this house and its $18,000 a month rent? Update: PropertyShark had the last sale price wrong. It traded hands in 2009 for $3,050,000, according to ACRIS.
The former Watchtower building at 183 Columbia Heights was recently converted to full-floor condominiums. This fourth-floor unit weighs in at 1,727 square feet and sports a master bedroom on the rear of the building plus two smaller bedrooms in the middle of the railroady apartment. As you’d expect for Brooklyn Heights, the finishes are nice, though there’s not much prewar detail on display. The location is primo too. Asking price: $2,095,000.
Townhouse style luxury condos at Pierhouse in Brooklyn Bridge Park will start at $1,500,000 for a one-bedrom, developer Toll Brothers revealed yesterday and Dumbo NYC reported. Two bedrooms will range in size from 1,700 square feet to 3,000 square feet and in price from $2,200,000 to $5,000,000. The most expensive units are five bedrooms, and they will range from $6,750,000 to $11,000,000 for 4,200 to 4,900 square feet. The complex overlooks the East River. Construction will wrap in summer 2015.
The Brooklyn Heights Cinema may relocate to Dumbo for 18 months while its landmarked building at 70 Henry Street in Brooklyn Heights gets an addition for luxury condos. Kenn Lowy, who owns the building as well as the theater — and also sits on the local community board — told the Brooklyn Paper he plans to raise $20,000 through an online crowdsourcing funding site to finance the move and upgrade with leased digital projectors. Lowy is looking for any suitable space in the area. The cinema opened in 1971, and Lowry bought the building it in 2011.
This 1,200-square-foot one-bedroom co-op in Brooklyn Heights just hit the market last week at $875,000. It has two bathrooms and a long office that could serve as a second bedroom, except that it doesn’t have any windows. The kitchen looks very modern with its dark wood cabinets and fridge, wine cooler and Jenn-Air stove built into a dark granite island. There’s more than enough space in the living area for a dining room table, couch and coffee table, and the apartment has plenty of storage with six closets. It also comes with a deeded storage cage. The common charges are $1,289 per month. Do you think this will sell at ask?
Brooklyn Bridge Park yesterday celebrated the opening of new parkland at Piers 3 and 4. Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz and The Hungry March Band were on hand to welcome the new lawns, a terrace made of granite, the first of the park’s sound-deadening hills, and the final connection of the greenway through the area.
It’s not even Thanksgiving yet, but lights are already appearing all over the city and the Christmas market is under construction in Union Square. If you’re in the mood for delicious holiday food and gifts here in Brooklyn, check out the Danish Christmas Fair this weekend at the Danish Seamen’s Church in Brooklyn Heights. They’ll be serving up Danish open-faced sandwiches, puffy pastries with jam and powdered sugar, hot dogs, and mulled wine and beer.
And you can buy Christmas decorations, hand-knitted clothes, and Danish design items as Christmas gifts. All the purchases go toward supporting the church and its activities. The gift shop and courtyard serving food and drinks will be open at the Danish Seamen’s Church at 102 Willow Street in Brooklyn Heights from 11 am to 5 pm on Saturday and 11 am to 3 pm on Sunday. More food and drink will be served on Saturday nearby at Plymouth Church at 75 Hicks Street.
This new listing at 153 Joralemon Street is very cute with its prewar details, attractive built-ins and recently renovated kitchen. It’s also quite small, with the bedroom really just a large closet. Still, it’s in prime Brooklyn Heights and has a manageable maintenance of $726 a month. Think it’ll go fast?
Brooklyn Bridge Park is officially opening Piers 3 and 4 this Saturday with music and kid-friendly activities. The new piers add six acres of park land, the final connection of the parkwide greenway, a granite terrace and the first of the park’s “sound attenuating hills” (presumably to block the noise from the BQE directly behind the park). The festivities will run from 10 am to 1 pm and feature music from the Hungry March Band and staff-led tours.