South Midwood Brooklyn House for Sale -- 2117 Glenwood Road

This freestanding house at 2117 Glenwood Road in South Midwood, a legal two-family set up as a single residence, offers a lot of space. There are six bedrooms, a pair of living rooms, a dining room, three full bathrooms, a study, an additional room not designated as a bedroom for some reason, a pantry, a large foyer, and a roof deck.

There’s also a large yard, a private driveway and a garage, all on a 40-by-100-foot lot. Like we said, spacious. (more…)

Borough President Adams Brooklyn School Donation

Borough President Adams announced a $13,314,000 investment in Brooklyn schools at Midwood’s Gil Hodges elementary school on Wednesday, September 30.

Focused on improving technology initiatives and STEM education, $250,000 of the donation are allocated to create a multidisciplinary STEM/Technology Exploration/Demonstration Lab at Gil Hodges.

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We don’t often come across houses this spectacular. A freestanding circa-1905 Victorian with a porch at 770 Rugby Road in Midwood, the house has oodles of woodwork in seemingly perfect original condition, diagonal flooring with inlaid borders, coffered ceilings, original mantels, and intricate stained glass.

There are also early electric light fixtures, original unpainted cabinets in the kitchen, a period stove, and an old-fashioned style bath, although the mechanicals have been updated. The roof and boiler are new.

There are six bedrooms and 2.5 baths over three floors, as well as a two-car garage. It’s close to the B and Q trains, according to the listing.

What do you think of it and the ask of $2,195,000?

770 Rugby Road [Dwell Residential] GMAP (more…)

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We don’t often see listings for houses in Midwood, and this one has a lot of charm. We’re suckers for shingles, and this one-family at 1078 East 10th Street also has a porch and other circa-1900 goodies. These include a coffered ceiling in the dining room, stained glass, parquet, mantel, and lots of original wood work.

There’s also a butler’s pantry and sun room, and we think we glimpse an original kitchen in one of the photos. Swoon. The ask is $1,400,000. Does that sound about right for the property and the area?

1078 East 10th Street [Corcoran] GMAP

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Five months after launching sales, contracts have been signed for every unit at the Gray Stone Condos in Midwood, a spokesperson for Aptsandlofts.com told us. The six-story, 10-unit property at 1329 East 17th Street has one-bedrooms with home offices priced from $395,000 to $435,000. They also have central air, washer/dryer hookups and private outdoor space.

At about 815 square feet each, the prices work out to less than $533 a square foot — considerably more affordable than some parts of Brooklyn but potentially more expensive than an older apartment in Midwood. We won’t know what buyers paid until the sales close and hit public records.

“Boutique” Condos Launch Sales in Midwood [Brownstoner] GMAP
1329 East 17th Street [Aptsandlofts.com] 

A new boutique condo development has hit the market at 1329 East 17th Street in Midwood, with one-bedrooms starting at $399,000. The Gray Stone has “one bedrooms plus home offices,” according to the Aptsandlofts.com listing.

There are currently five units on the market at the six-story building, which has a common roof deck. Each apartment is about 815 square feet and has nine-foot ceilings, washer/dryer hookups, central heating and cooling, and private outdoor space.

1329 East 17th Street [Aptsandlofts.com] GMAP

 

This sweet little bay windowed Colonial in South Midwood looks like it has a ton of potential and won’t take much work. We’re digging the spacious floor plan, the wallpaper in the dining room, Chambers stove, claw foot tub, and built-in bookcases. The bathrooms, while not original, look to be in good condition. There is also a garage.

While the listing says nothing about mechanicals or roofs, going by the photos all it seems to need is a new kitchen, a mantel in the dining room, and some sprucing up with some fresh paint. What do you think of it for $990,000?

792 East 21st Street [Mary Kay Gallagher] GMAP

 

The interior of this single-family Midwood house looks like a shopping mall or cruise ship, but we have to give the architect points for not designing a typical McMansion on the outside. There is perhaps a bit too much going on, particularly with the second story balcony, but overall the facade is refreshingly original — at least we’ve never seen anything like it. We like the asymmetry and the curious window detail on the bottom left.

Although the listing says it’s a one-family, it also says there’s a separate one-bedroom, one-bath apartment with its own entrance in the basement. In the owner’s triplex, there are five bedrooms and two baths. There’s also a fountain, pictured above, marble floors and a “breath grasping chandelier,” as the listing puts it.

Sheepshead Bites noted the ask of $1,850,000 is about twice what houses usually go for in Midwood. Think they’ll get it?

1133 East 24th Street [Oxford Property Group] GMAP