Here’s an attractive and very large pre-war one-bedroom in Ditmas Park with a huge outdoor space for entertaining. It’s one of those one-bedrooms that is so large it could easily be a two but there’s no way to divide up the space so every room has a window. The current owners have carved an office or baby room out of the living room anyway. There are also a ton of closets, and it’s been nicely updated. Even so, we think $390,000 is a lot for a one-bedroom in Ditmas Park. What do you think?
If you’re a sucker for prewar details, you’ll want to take a close look at this new listing at 385 East 18th Street in Ditmas Park. In addition to original hardwood floors it’s got those cute arched doorways and bookshelf nooks going on. The apartment’s currently configured as a two-bedroom (and looks perfectly functional as such) but we think it would be fun to open up the baby’s room to the living room and create a nice bachelor pad.
The Flatbush-Tompkins Congregational Church, on East 18th Street and Dorchester Road, has rebuilt its sanctuary after part of the church’s ceiling caved in. The ceiling collapsed in April of 2012 — you can see a picture of the damage here. Since then the congregation has restored the sanctuary and plans to celebrate the restoration on Sunday, September 8th. Here’s a shot of the ceiling after it was fixed; Preserv Inc. was in charge of the restoration project. The landmarked building is more than 100 years old and considered the finest Colonial Revival church in the entire city. You can read about the building’s history in this BOTD post.
This three-bedroom duplex at 991 Ocean Avenue is terribly staged but it definitely has potential. It looks like there’s plenty of space and is only asking $2,000 a month. It’s also in a cute house that managed to survive as many co-op buildings went up on the block. What do you make of it?
This three-bedroom Ditmas rental is in a house at 962 Ocean Avenue. It’s a duplex apartment that the listing promises is large. It comes with two bathrooms, an eat-in kitchen, storage space, a private laundry room, and that lovely front porch. The asking rent is $3,800 a month. So what say you? 962 Ocean Avenue [FRBO] GMAPP*Shark
Council Member Jumaane Williams and others want to expand the Ditmas Park historic district to include an additional 1,150 houses, The New York Daily News reported. The area just south of Prospect Park is known for its sprawling, standalone late 19th and early 20th century houses — definitely an unusual sight in a borough made up mostly of row houses. Neighborhood groups and the Flatbush Development Corp. submitted an application to Landmarks in March. The proposed addition to the 1978 landmarking would include Beverly Square West, Beverly Square East, Caton Park, Ditmas Park West, West Midwood and South Midwood. Those in favor said they want to preserve the historic character of the neighborhood. Predictably, the Daily News found a few residents who said they were concerned that landmarking will push up housing prices out of reach of the middle class or that homeowners will not be able to afford to maintain the houses in accordance with Landmarks rules. What’s your take? Brooklyn Leaders Push to Landmark 1,150 Ditmas Park Houses [NY Daily News] Photo by RalphSelitzer
1. FORT GREENE $1,930,000 256 Adelphi StreetGMAPP*Shark
A pre-Civil War three-story home. Here’s the old listing. It hit the market in March for $1,750,000, then went up to $1,800,000 later that month. Deed recorded on 5/15/2013.
2. PARK SLOPE $1,650,000 309 Third Street, #1JGMAPP*Shark
A two bed, two-and-a-half bath condo unit in a newish Park Slope build. It sold for $968,857 back in 2009 and was listed for $1,650,000 this February. Deed recorded on 5/14/2013.
3. CARROLL GARDENS $1,650,000 34 Second Place, #1GMAPP*Shark
A duplex condo unit in a Carroll Gardens brownstone. It hit the market in January for $1,650,000 and entered contract less than a month later. Deed recorded on 5/16/2013.
4. DITMAS PARK $1,575,000 1717 Ditmas AvenueGMAPP*Shark Here’s the listing for this impressive home, which is listed as a one- to three-family with a store or office space. It was asking $1,595,000.Deed recorded on 5/13/2013.
5. WILLIAMSBURG $1,513,400 60 Broadway, #9GGMAPP*Shark
A two-bedroom unit at the Gretsch building with a tenant in place until next year. (According to the listing, the rent brings in $6,500 per month.) It was listed in November for $1,500,000. Deed recorded on 5/13/2013.
Ditmas Park Corner visited Engine 281 and Ladder 147 in honor of their 100th Anniversary, which they will celebrate tomorrow. The company, which was formed in 1914 to extinguish difficult fires at the large Victorian houses being built around Cortelyou Road, now serves Ditmas, Borough Park, Midwood, East Flatbush, Lefferts, Park Slope and Windsor Terrace. It received the moniker “Da Pride ‘A’ Flatbush” in the late ’70s, with the rise of abandoned buildings and crime in the area. DPC talks to the station members about driving the truck down narrow, congested Cortelyou Road, cooking and cleaning in the station, Liam Neeson, and what it’s like to work in the neighborhood… it’s a fun read! The Engine 281 and Ladder 147 Centennial Celebration will be held tomorrow, May 16, at 11 am outside the firehouse. The event is open to the public. FDNY Engine 281 & Ladder 147 Celebrate 100 Years Of Service in Flatbush [DPC] Photo via DPC
1. MIDWOOD $2,065,000 1028 East 9th StreetGMAPP*Shark No listing for this one-family home. Deed recorded on 4/18/2013.
2. WINDSOR TERRACE $1,780,000 598 17th StreetGMAPP*Shark
This brick townhouse is separated into three units. Here’s the listing for it. The building was listed in December for $1,890,000. Deed recorded on 4/15/2013.
3. DITMAS PARK $1,720,000 456 East 19th StreetGMAPP*Shark
An Open House Pick in October, when it was asking $1,675,000. Demand in Ditmas for this nine-bedroom Victorian home! Here’s the listing of this impressive home. Deed recorded on 4/15/2013.
4. SOUTH SLOPE $1,700,000 196 15th StreetGMAPP*Shark The listing was pulled for this home but we’re curious! Anybody check out this South Slope home when it was on the market? It last traded for $650,000 in 2007. Deed recorded on 4/16/2013.