Carroll Gardens House for Sale -- 393 Clinton Street

Grand Italianate brownstones with all the trimmings intact do not come along too often in Carroll Gardens, but here is the second we’ve seen in as many months. This one, located at 393 Clinton Street, offers a motherlode of original Italianate detail, including elaborate cornices, an ornate marble mantel with a carved pier mirror, arched doorways and stained glass.

Oh, and it’s got a price tag that’s just as eye-grabbing: $7,100,000, to be exact. (more…)

Carroll Gardens Brownstone for Sale -- 371 Clinton Street

Our point of focus today is a four-story brownstone at 371 Clinton Street, set up as a one-family home. In pristine shape, it’s ready to move into, for the buyer who can swing the ask of $4,495,000.

Though not awash in detail, it’s got some nice features — a wood burning fireplace with a marble mantel, moldings, original hardwood floors, wooden shutters, all in fine condition.



Today’s condo is an attractive one-bedroom in Baltic Tower, a condo building at 378 Baltic Street in Carroll Gardens. (Some might say Boerum Hill or Cobble Hill — the listing has it as the latter.)

It’s on the ninth floor with a bunch of south-facing windows and a sliding glass door, so views and light are a big plus here — not to mention the small balcony where the sliding glass door leads.

The layout is basic and sensible. You’ve got a good-sized living/dining room, a kitchen and bedroom of moderate size, and a single bathroom. The kitchen is quite nice, with a white Caesarstone countertop and light-wood cabinets, and it looks to be pretty recent. (more…)


Brokers are fond of calling places “a rare find” – well, this one really is. You may have seen plenty of brownstones with period detail, but this one – at 46 1st Place in Carroll Gardens — is downright aristocratic.

Check out the columns, the stained glass, the ornate woodwork and crown moldings, the scrollwork, the inlaid floors. We don’t know how many they made like this, but not many survive, and certainly not in this kind of condition.

The house even has a name: Wisteria.

The place is huge as well. It’s 24 feet wide and four stories, for around 6,000 square feet. (more…)


An untouched five-story brownstone that had been owned by the same family for a century provided a blank canvas for CWB Architects, one of Brooklyn’s busiest specialists in high-end townhouse renovation. The 1870s structure was in dire shape when the new homeowners undertook a two-year project to convert the house, which had been chopped up into apartments, to a single-family dwelling for themselves and their two young sons.

“Nearly half the floor structure was cracked,” said Brendan Coburn of CWB. “The only things we kept were the front wall and two side walls.” The back wall and all the interior framing are new.

It was an opportunity to rethink the house from, as it were, the ground up. The 20-foot-wide building “is gigantic for a family of four,” Coburn said, “and that made figuring out how to arrange the program a bit tricky.” (more…)

229 Sackett Street1

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…)

145 Nelson St.

This Anglo-Italianate red brick and brownstone house in Carroll Gardens may be petite but it is adorable inside and out. The parlor has been gracefully opened up to the hall with a large and well-trimmed rectangular opening, and there is an attractive original staircase, moldings and a marble mantel.

Everything has been updated, and there is a deck and a big backyard. It’s set up as an owner’s duplex over a garden floor rental.

It’s about a block and a half from the BQE — close but not uncomfortably so. What do you think of it and the ask of $2,395,000?

145 Nelson Street [Corcoran] GMAP (more…)

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Here’s a sweet little garden two-bedroom for rent in Carroll Gardens. Tin ceilings and wide plank floors give it some prewar charm, and there’s a nice shared garden. It also has a dishwasher and washer/dryer.

It’s across from DiMattina Playground, but also close to the BQE. What are your thoughts on it for $3,400 a month?

71 Woodhull Street, #1 [Corcoran] GMAP