Technically a one-bedroom — with two baths — this garden-floor duplex has 1,800 square feet of space and a bonus room on the basement level. It’s also got a fair amount of late-Victorian detail, with a pier mirror, paneled dining room and a mantel. The kitchen has Corian counters, Italian lacquer cabinets and a glass tile backsplash. With a private garden and an ask of $1,749,000, do you think it would appeal to a family with children?
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.
Wow, it’ll have to be some kind of record for Fort Greene if the top floor of the brownstone at 4 South Portland Avenue sells for the asking price of $1,059,000. As far as we know, no single floor has ever cleared the million-dollar mark. This is a handsome apartment to be sure and it’s located in the first house in from the park so location is premium too. It’s clearly just been rehabbed, and with mostly positive results as far as we can tell. The prewar details have been preserved and the new bathroom looks nicely done but the kitchen looks as generic as they come. Strange choice. Why not spring for some nicer cabinets when you’re shooting for over $1,000 a foot?
That bank of windows sure is nice, but we’re not loving the finishes in this one-bedroom in the Toy Factory Lofts. The building has cred, though, for being the first new residential project downtown back in 2005 when it was converted. A buyer could make it their own, but is $850 a square foot enticing enough? That’s an ask of $700,000. What’s your opinion?
The century-old Bennett House at 582 2nd Street in Park Slope is slated for a luxury condo conversion, according to reps from Town Residential. Ramon Maislen from Phasa Development will develop the four-story, seven-unit apartment building into three full-floor four-bedroom units and two duplex two-bedrooms. Amenities will include custom kitchen cabinetry, Calacatta marble countertops, wide plank ash flooring and a roof deck. Town Residential expects to launch sales for the development, which will be called The Bennett House, in January 2014.
Prolific Brooklyn architect Thomas Bennett designed the ornate limestone Renaissance Revival in 1909. Bennett, along with developer Louis Bonert, collaborated on several buildings throughout Park Slope and helped shape the neighborhood’s character.
The environmentally friendly Bright ‘n Green condos designed by Robert Scarano in Brighton Beach hit the market last week, Sheepshead Bites reported. The 7,000-square-foot building at 67 Brighton 1st Lane has six units ranging from $295,000 for a studio to $795,000 for a two-bedroom loft with outdoor space.
The net-zero energy building will have solar panels, wind turbines and rainwater collection, and promises “urban farming” and a “migratory bird, bee and butterfly habitat,” according to its website. The apartments have “light-maximizing windows…composed of triple-glazed Krypton-filled solar thermal treated glass and installed inside double-sealed, air-tight insulated window frames,” as well as induction stoves, low-flow toilets and LED lighting.
There’s also a 1,000-square-foot commercial space on the ground floor that Scarano said he hopes to lease to a community-oriented tenant like a preschool or yoga studio, according to the press release sent out about the building. GMAP
This two-bedroom, two-bathroom rental in Park Slope is small but well designed. It’s in the three-year-old condo development at 580 Carroll, which sold out last December. Those floor-to-ceiling windows brighten up the living room and kitchen, and the built-in shelves above the counters and a small pantry help alleviate storage issues in the tiny kitchen. The bedrooms aren’t particularly large, but the bathrooms have Kohler marble sinks and spa showers. The building accepts pets and has a 3,500-square-foot common garden. What do you think of it for $4,800 a month?
The former Jehovah’s Witnesses property at 183 Columbia Heights has been flipped and is back on the market as seven condos starting at $1,915,000, Curbed reported. The Riverview has three-bedroom, 2.5-bath condos clocking in at 1,700 square feet on the upper floors and 1,900 square feet for a first-floor maisonette.
Only three of the seven condos are on the market right now, with asking prices of $1,995,000, $2,045,000 and $2,175,000. The Witnesses sold the building for $6,600,000 in April while unloading some of their other Dumbo and Brooklyn Heights properties. The buyer was David Mitchell of Mitchel Holdings. The architect is Jeffrey Cole.
Three luxury condo units from the converted church at 541 Leonard Street in Greenpoint hit the market last Friday, as first reported by BuzzBuzzHome. All three are three-bedroom, three-bath apartments, ranging from 1,800 to 2,800 square feet. Corcoran is marketing these condos, one with an asking price of $2,300,000 and two at $2,500,000. Each apartment is full-floor and has 20-foot ceilings, a 126-square-foot private storage room, Brazilian walnut cabinetry, Caesarstone counters, double Electrolux ovens, Thermador cooktops and Liebherr fridges. Every apartment also has a balcony and a private garden. The only downside appears to be living off the G train, but at least it’s close by. GMAP
It’s hard to believe there was a time when it was a stretch for an apartment at 189 Schermerhorn (aka be@schermerhorn) to fetch $500 a square foot, especially when you consider the asking price of $540,000 for this new 510-square-foot listing. While it’s not a lot of square footage, it is still a real one-bedroom, and one on a high floor, with lots of windows and views, as well as modern finishes. It’ll be interesting to see if they can break the $1,000-a-square-foot mark in this building.
The new nine-unit condo development at 650 Bergen in Prospect Heights launched sales last Friday, as first reported by BuzzBuzzHome. The two- and three-bedroom apartments range from 1,555 to 2,418 square feet. Two units are on the market so far: There’s a three-bedroom, two-bath apartment with a private yard for $1,600,000 and a two-bedroom, 2.5-bath one with private yard and patio for $1,700,000.
Features include white oak floors, central air, laundry rooms, white Caesarstone kitchen counters, walk-in showers, marble mosaic tiles and radiant heated floors in the master bath. Halstead is marketing the condos, which are spread across three different buildings with separate entrances.
What does half a million bucks buy you in Brooklyn these days? Not a lot. This ground-floor duplex at the Cathedral Condominiums in Clinton Hill is an opportunity to get a decent bang for your buck if you don’t mind living at sea level. The 1,052-square-foot pad has two bedrooms and two bathrooms on the lower floor. The upper floor sports a nice big open living space with a characterful old column on display. The kitchen’s not going to knock anyone’s socks off but looks perfectly clean and functional. All this for $525,000.