This early 20th century brick house in Gravesend close to Bensonhurst has some pleasant prewar features and two modest family-sized apartments for under a million dollars. Both apartments are identical, with two bedrooms, one bath and a dining room in each.
There are some decorative wall moldings, parquet floors, French doors and a ’30s-style kitchen with original cupboards. There is also a garage. For $789,000, what do you think of it?
A tipster tells us that a group of Chinese investors paid $18,500,000 for a big piece of property at 2300 Cropsey Avenue in Gravesend at a state foreclosure auction yesterday. The 45,688-square-foot property, which is sandwiched between Cropsey and Bay Parkway at 23rd Avenue, currently houses a six-story building with a demolished interior that’s zoned as a nursing home. The existing building is 85,619 square feet.
However, an old listing from Massey Knakal notes that the previous owner had acquired additional air rights to construct a 30-story mixed-use development with 264 apartments, 81,378 square feet of community space and an underground parking garage. With the new air rights, the site can hold a new development of up to 275,000 square feet.
The site’s previous owner was Russian developer Alexander Gurevich, whom then-Attorney General Cuomo banned from selling condos and co-ops in New York State for three years in 2010, The Real Deal reported last year. When plans for the massive development didn’t materialize, Gurevich defaulted on his construction loans and mortgage to the tune of $17,030,000.
After fees and penalties, the lien on the property is $27,024,325, according to foreclosure documents. The defaulted mortgage, once held by Lehman Brothers, is now held by a Swedish bank that took over dozens of former Lehman mortgages. The last time we wrote about 2300 Cropsey was in 2010, when we highlighted it for having the most DOB violations.
3. FORT GREENE $2,750,00 81 Willoughby AvenueGMAPP*Shark A HOTD this February. We noted, “Except for the new wood floors on the parlor floor, this two-family house at 81 Willoughby Avenue looks chock full of old-timey goodness along with the right touches of modernization. The corner house also has an unusually large front yard for Fort Greene as well as a side yard and side exposure.” It was asking $2,250,000. Deed recorded on 5/3/2013.
4. DUMBO $2,090,000 100 Jay Street, #28AGMAPP*Shark
Here’s the old listing for the three bed/two-and-a-half bath condo at the J condo building. It last sold in 2007 for $1,507,090, then was listed early this year for $2,100,000. Deed recorded on 5/2/2013.
5. PROSPECT HEIGHTS $1,815,000 181 Park PlaceGMAPP*Shark
A four-story, multi-family building right off Flatbush Avenue. It was listed in May of last year for $2,000,000. Deed recorded on 5/1/2013.
1. GRAVESEND $3,300,000 1954 East 5th StreetGMAPP*Shark No listing for this one-family home. Deed recorded on 4/11/2013.
2. COBBLE HILL $2,647,450 253 Pacific Street, #3GMAPP*Shark
253 Pacific Street is the ultra-modern looking condo that recently went up in Cobble Hill. Early this year, there was only one unit left – both units two and three had entered contract. (Streeteasy now shows that the last unit is under contract.) #3 sold above ask, which was $2.6 million. Here’s the old listing for the 2,603-square-foot penthouse duplex. Deed recorded on 4/11/2013.
3. BROOKLYN HEIGHTS $2,140,325 20 Henry Street, #PH2-NGMAPP*Shark
This three bed, two bath condo unit was asking $2,100,000. Looking at Streeteasy, it appears that all the units at this new condo building have either sold or entered contract. Deed recorded on 4/11/2013.
4. MIDWOOD $2,100,000 1076 East 23rd StreetGMAPP*Shark No listing for this one family home. Deed recorded on 4/11/2013.
1. PARK SLOPE $3,850,000 113 St. John’s PlaceGMAPP*Shark A HOTD we listed in February. It was purchased for $2,900,000 back in 2007. We said, “Despite disagreeing with their choice to put recessed lighting in the parlor floor, we’re liking the look and feel of the rest of the interiors very much.” Someone else did, too — it was asking $3,750,000. Deed recorded on 4/4/2013.
2. GRAVESEND $3,400,000 2050 East 3rd StreetGMAPP*Shark No listing for this one-family home. The PropertyShark photo above was taken three years ago, so we don’t know that’s its current state. Deed recorded on 4/2/2013.
3. PARK SLOPE $2,830,000 409 8th StreetGMAPP*Shark A HOTD pick in March. It was listed for $2,995,000 after a failed attempt last spring asking $3,195,000. It’s a modern renovation that we said “is likely to split the vote.” Deed recorded on 4/4/2013.
4. WILLIAMSBURG $2,443,800 34 North 7th Street, #TH1GMAPP*Shark
The listing was pulled for this three bed/three-and-a-half bath unit at The Edge. Deed recorded on 4/1/2013.
5. GOWANUS $2,055,500 96 2nd StreetGMAPP*Shark An Open House Pick in December 2012. Back then it was asking $1,900,000. You can see the listing for this three family home here. This has to be one of the biggest sales to hit Gowanus… Deed recorded on 4/4/2013.
1. GRAVESEND $4,600,000 1925 East 3rd StreetGMAPP*Shark No listing for this 2,780-square-foot one-family home. Deed recorded on 3/18/2013.
2. BROOKLYN HEIGHTS $3,850,000 20 Garden PlaceGMAPP*Shark A HOTD back in 2011. This brownstone sold in 2012 in an off-market deal, then was listed again later that year. The home was asking $4,495,000 in 2012. Deed recorded on 3/20/2013.
3. CLINTON HILL $2,925,000 396 Grand AvenueGMAPP*Shark
The sale of this 26-foot-wide single family home, which set the neighborhood record, got its own post. It sold at its asking price. Deed recorded on 3/19/2013.
4. PARK SLOPE $2,650,000 608 6th StreetGMAPP*Shark A HOTD pick over the summer. We said, “It’s got a charming Arts and Crafts interior, with a coffered ceiling that’s particularly impressive. There are lots of other original details as well.” Ask: $2,650,000. Deed recorded on 3/18/2013.
5. BOERUM HILL $2,600,000 161 State StreetGMAPP*Shark
An Open House Pick in November of 2012. You can see the listing for this 20-foot-wide Greek Revival townhouse here. The home was asking $2,900,000. Deed recorded on 3/19/2013.
1. GRAVESEND $3,054,750 400 Avenue U, #PH5BGMAPP*Shark
Streeteasy does not list the condos for this Gravsend development. Deed recorded on 2/21/2013.
2. WILLIAMSBURG $2,835,826.25 22 North 6th Street, #PH3CGMAPP*Shark Listing pulled for this condo unit at the Edge! Deed recorded on 2/22/2013.
3. PARK SLOPE $2,500,000 146 Berkeley PlaceGMAPP*Shark A HOTD this summer. There was only one listing photo so there wasn’t much of a judgement made on the $2,795,000 ask. We did note that “the house appears to have retained its old-world charm… it’s certainly not a low price for a house that’s less than 17 feet wide.” Deed recorded on 2/20/2013.
4. CARROLL GARDENS $2,450,000 202 President Street, #3GMAPP*Shark
This three-unit condo development (in a Carroll Gardens brownstone) sold very well. Unit #3 asked $2,495,000 and spent a month on the market. Units 1 and 2 sold at the asking price, $2,249,000 and $1,195,000. Deed recorded on 2/20/2013.
5. CLINTON HILL $2,250,000 56 Cambridge PlaceGMAPP*Shark
This free-standing mansion was picked up and renovated years back, and then listed on the market for $2,250,000. Here’s what we thought when it was listed as a HOTD: “It’s a pretty unusual opportunity, albeit one that will require some money and work: The Civil War-era house has 4,600 square feet of space and sits on a lot that is 50 by 100 feet. There are no interior photos of the house, only mention of double-height ceilings in the living room overlooked by a mezzanine. It’ll be interesting to see how this one fares price-wise.” Deed recorded on 2/20/2013.
1. COBBLE HILL $6,750,000 491 Henry StreetGMAPP*Shark
Curbed covered this massive Cobble Hill sale over the weekend. It’s a three-story Federal Era townhouse with 50 feet of frontage; you can read about the building history and its extreme makeover at this BOTD post. It’s been on the market for three years asking $7 million and listed as a HOTD twice. Deed recorded on 2/15/2013.
2. BROOKLYN HEIGHTS $5,000,000 14 College PlaceGMAPP*Shark A HOTD pick this fall. It was asking $5,200,000. The former garage got an ultra-modern reno as well as a a roof terrace and elevator. It’s also 25 feet wide. Deed recorded on 2/15/2013.
4. DUMBO $4,100,000 1 Main Street, #9BGMAPP*Shark
A 2,592-square-foot, four-bedroom condo. The unit was listed this summer for $4,400,000. As a Condo of the Day, we said “this ninth-floor four-bedroom is no slouch.” This unit was also listed for a few months last year at $4,000,000 but did not sell. Deed recorded on 2/11/2013.
5. BOERUM HILL $2,639,000 201 Dean StreetGMAPP*Shark
Here’s an old listing for this four-family home. Asking $2,950,000 this fall, then $2,795,000. Deed recorded on 2/15/2013.
1. PARK SLOPE $4,695,000 56 Montgomery PlaceGMAPP*Shark
This home, right off the park, was asking $4,695,000. As a HOTD listing in the fall, we noted “plenty of posh upgrades, including a luxurious marble kitchen with leather banquette, a master bath with a fireplace and separate shower and toilet stalls, and a top-floor media room.” Commenters loved this house too. Deed recorded on 1/29/2013.
2. GRAVESEND $3,000,000 1836 Ocean ParkwayGMAPP*Shark
No listing available for this huge, glassy home. You can see a picture of the exterior here. Deed recorded on 2/1/2013.
3. PARK SLOPE $2,649,000 226 6th AvenueGMAPP*Shark
We noted that this home went into contract in the fall. It was first listed in October for $2.649 million… not at all surprising nowadays to see a well-maintained Park Slope home go quickly at ask. Here’s the old listing. Deed recorded on 1/29/2013.
4. FORT GREENE $2,500,000 25 South Elliott PlaceGMAPP*Shark
This 20′ wide Fort Greene townhouse first hit the market in September for $2,450,000. It entered contract one month later. Deed recorded on 1/31/2013.
1. BROOKLYN HEIGHTS $5,700,000 16 Garden PlaceGMAPP*Shark No listing for this huge Brooklyn Heights sale, though yesterday the Real Deal reported the names of the buyers. Entered into contract on 11/20/12; closed on 12/20/12; deed recorded on 1/4/2013.
2. BOERUM HILL $3,475,000 380 Degraw StreetGMAPP*Shark A HOTD in October. The single family boasted a modern kitchen, lotsa crown moldings and marble fireplaces, and an ask of $3,475,000. Entered into contract on 11/20/12; closed on 12/21/12; deed recorded on 1/4/2013.
3. GRAVESEND $3,000,000 2007 East 2nd StreetGMAPP*Shark
According to the deed, this home came with an attached garage or vacant land. Entered into contract on 9/12/12; closed on 12/21/12; deed recorded on 1/4/2013.
4. COBBLE HILL $2,925,000 49 Douglass StreetGMAPP*Shark
This was a biggest sale back in 2010, too. This time on the market, the 25-foot-wide brownstone was asking $3,250,000, then $2,875,000. Entered into contract on 12/6/12; closed on 12/21/12; deed recorded on 1/4/2013.
5. COBBLE HILL $2,800,000 232 Baltic StreetGMAPP*Shark
From the listing: “Original details, south facing garden… this is a classic with great bones waiting to be taken back to its original splendor.” Asking $2,800,000. Entered into contract on 10/09/12; closed on 12/17/12; deed recorded on 1/2/2013.
1. COBBLE HILL $2,795,000 28 Verandah PlaceGMAPP*Shark
A HOTD pick this May. We loved the location, on a quaint street overlooking Cobble Hill Park, but said “At just over 2,000 square feet, it’s relatively small for a house; at $2,795,000, it’s also pretty pricey on a per-square-foot basis.” Sold right at ask! Entered into contract on 8/14/12; closed on 11/09/12; deed recorded on 11/23/2012.
2. PROSPECT HEIGHTS $2,298,000 218 St. Marks AvenueGMAPP*Shark
Another HOTD pick from this summer. First priced at $2,999,000, then $2,795,000. Our opinion: “It’s certainly an attractive house in a good location but it lacks a certain wow factor that we think you need to get this number in this location.” Entered into contract on 9/24/12; closed on 11/7/12; deed recorded on 11/20/2012.
3. CLINTON HILL $2,026,000 370 Washington AvenueGMAPP*Shark
And another summer HOTD pick. The ask was $1,800,000 so the actual sale price is a nice feat. We did say the house definitely had a “special feel” to it. Entered into contract on 7/7/12; closed on 11/7/12; deed recorded on 11/19/2012.
4. WILLIAMSBURG $1,965,222.50 34 North 7th Street, #PH2BGMAPP*Shark Listing was pulled for this condo unit at the Edge. Entered into contract on 10/9/12; closed on 11/8/12; deed recorded on 11/20/2012.
5. GRAVESEND $1,725,933.75 400 Avenue U, #404GMAPP*Shark
No listing found for this condo unit. Entered into contract on 12/9/12; closed on 10/25/12; deed recorded on 11/19/2012.
1. WILLIAMSBURG $2,840,917.50 22 North 6th Street, #PH3BGMAPP*Shark
The listing was pulled for this penthouse unit at the Edge. Entered into contract on 7/3/12; closed on 9/25/12; deed recorded on 10/11/2012.
2. CARROLL GARDENS $2,440,000 45 3rd PlaceGMAPP*Shark
45 3rd Place (aka the Carroll Gardens Atrocity) has gotten a lot of ink from us before. The first attempt to sell was more than five years ago, when it was marketed as two duplex units. Then there were the openhouses. And no bites from buyers. The whole building went on the market last year, first priced at $2,995,000. (It was an OHP when it was asking $2,895,000.) Then it hit the market again this year for $2,695,000, then $2,495,000. Entered into contract on 7/3/12; closed on 9/25/12; deed recorded on 10/10/2012.
3. GRAVESEND $2,415,000 400 Avenue U, #PH5FGMAPP*Shark
Although this shows up as a condo sale on ACRIS, we can’t find the building listing on Streeteasy. Entered into contract on 6/12/12; closed on 6/12/12; deed recorded on 10/12/2012.
4. CARROLL GARDENS $2,100,000 29 2nd PlaceGMAPP*Shark
A four family home, listing pulled. Entered into contract on 4/26/12; closed on 8/9/12; deed recorded on 10/12/2012.