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Excavation is under way at 470 4th Avenue in Gowanus, where a 12-story building will eventually rise. The Aufgang Architect-designed project will bring 105 apartments and 5,000 square feet of commercial space to the corner of 4th Avenue and 11th Street, according to permits approved this month.

It looks like the development also has a new or alternate address at 237 11th Street. The 84,000-square-foot building will have ground floor retail, a courtyard, a medical office, a gym and 29 cellar parking spots, per Schedule A filings.

Developers Adam America, Slate and the Naveh Shuster Group paid JBS Project Management $20,000,000 for six 19th century wood frame houses and three small commercial buildings on the corner last year, and demolished them last summer. Click through to see another construction photo and the rendering posted on the fence.

470 4th Avenue Coverage [Brownstoner] GMAP

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This Park Slope brownstone at 806 President Street has been gut renovated and just hit the market with rents from $2,450 a month. While the interiors don’t look anything like a typical brownstone — we don’t see any original detail, for example — we think they look much better than typical new construction.

The brick has been exposed on the chimneys and the kitchens and bathrooms are a little more interesting than most, with green cabinetry and white subway tile and, in the bathrooms, what appears to be patterned cement tile on the side of the tub. Some of the rooms aren’t white, either — is that pale-gray paint we see on the walls, above?

Pricing for the eight rentals ranges from $2,450 for a studio or one-bedroom to $2,600 for a two-bedroom simplex (three rooms) or $5,100 for a two-bedroom duplex (four rooms) with private garden. There’s also a common roof deck.

We don’t see any floor plans, so we’re not sure how big the units are. Click through to see more interior photos. What do you think of the finishes and pricing?

806 President Street [Aptsandlofts.com] GMAP

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CWB Architects opened up this 1891 Romanesque Revival-style brownstone at 250 Garfield Place with a double-height glass solarium that spans the garden and parlor floors and features a wood burning stove. The kitchen, which overlooks it, is modern in feeling, with a wall of white subway tile, a dramatic and custom made hand-forged brass hood, a Lacanche stove, and honed Carrara marble counters.

Most of the details in the formal parlor rooms are still there, although the wide-plank floors throughout appear to be new. The upstairs bedrooms floors are also modern in style, and the en suite bathrooms have Waterworks fixtures and Ann Sacks tiles. There is a guest suite on the garden floor and a dog kennel and exercise room in the cellar. All the mechanicals are new, and include central air.

The two-family house is part of a row of five designed by architect Helmer Westoen, according to the listing. A House of the Day in 2011, it is about 4,200 square feet and last sold for $2,600,000 in 2012.

We are sure no expense was spared in the renovation. But considering even bigger top-of-the-line brownstones in the area rarely sell above $5,000,000, do you think they will get their ask of $7,500,000?

250 Garfield Place [Brown Harris Stevens] GMAP
House of the Day: 250 Garfield Place [Brownstoner]

275 4th avenue park slope 22015

Excavation has begun at the corner of 4th Avenue and 1st Street in Park Slope, where ODA Architecture’s stepped 11-story rental building will eventually rise. This is the prominent corner where a McDonalds was located. It was demolished last year.

As already reported, the Adam America and Slate Property Group-developed project at 275 4th Avenue will have 78 apartments spread across 60,188 square feet, in addition to 4,476 square feet of commercial space and 300 square feet of community space. Amenities at the luxury rental building will include a part-time doorman, tenant lounge, private gym, roof deck and personal storage space.

Click through to see the rendering, which we published at the end of 2013. 

A McDonald’s on 4th Avenue Will Become This 11-Story Building [Brownstoner] GMAP

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acme hall storefront 435 9th street park slope 22015

Two longtime musicians Saturday opened a recording studio and music education space at 435 9th Street, on the corner of 7th Avenue in Park Slope, next to Brooklyn Industries. Acme Hall offers lessons in drums, bass, guitar, voice, ukulele and piano, and specialized group workshops with five people or less.

There’s also a fully outfitted recording studio available for bookings. The name was inspired by the building, which was called Acme Hall when it opened as a social club in 1890, according to music studio co-owner Rebecca Pronsky. GMAP

Photo by Acme Hall

920 president street park slope 12015

It’s been a while since we’ve seen a prime Park Slope brownstone with all the trimmings, and 920 President Street is massive and lavish and on a park block. One of a row of 14, the Neo-Grec/Romanesque Revival house was built in 1899 by architect and developer Patrick Sheridan, according to the designation report.

It has every over-the-top high-Victorian detail of the period, including a grand entry, two staircases, insane amounts of wood work, and elaborate built-ins. In addition to the usual parlors, there is a library, an original bathroom (with corner marble sink, hex porcelain tiles, stained glass window and claw foot bath), an original sink in one of the passthroughs, and wood mantels with colorful original tile.

The floor plan shows a triplex over a duplex duplex over a triplex, with the owner’s kitchen located in the extension on the parlor floor and bedrooms on the garden floor. The kitchen isn’t pictured, except for a glimpse through a door and on the floor plan; it looks a little skimpy but nice, and the room has stained glass windows and other original details. We spy a few missing tiles in the original bathroom, but nothing that wouldn’t be easy to fix. The triplex’s kitchen is located on the hidden fifth floor, which has been opened up.

The house appears to have been in the same family since at least 1969. Do you think they will get their ask of $4,999,995?

920 President Street [Corcoran] GMAP

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A condo owner at 163-165 Prospect Park West in Park Slope says someone at the building’s management company allegedly embezzled the building’s reserve fund. Our tipster sent along this letter from the company, Guardian Property Management of Brooklyn. It reveals that “money may have been misappropriated from certain accounts which it [Guardian] maintains on behalf of its clients.”

Apparently Guardian is looking into the theft, and so is the Brooklyn District Attorney’s office, according to our tipster. When we contacted the D.A.’s office, a spokeswoman said she could neither confirm nor deny Guardian was under investigation.

“There are at least eight other buildings under Guardian management in Brooklyn that also had their funds wiped out, I am told — perhaps even more,” the tipster added. He said that roughly $100,000 had been stolen from his building alone.

The building has 25 apartments. Guardian’s attorney did not return our calls for comment. Click through to see the letter from the management company.

Photo by Kate Leonova for PropertyShark

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60 dean street boerum hill 12015Boerum Hill
60 Dean Street
Broker: Corcoran
Price: $3,999,000
Sunday 12:00 – 2:00
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593 3rd street park slope 12015Park Slope
593 3rd Street
Broker: Brown Harris Stevens
Price: $3,750,000
Sunday 12:30 – 2:00
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277 skillman street bed stuy 12015Bed Stuy
277 Skillman Street
Broker: Urban Compass
Price: $1,325,000
Saturday 2:15 – 3:30
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243 howard avenue bed stuy 12015Bed Stuy
243 Howard Avenue
Broker: Corcoran
Price: $1,199,000
Sunday 12:00 – 1:30
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531 6th avenue park slope 12015

The recently renovated two-family at 531 6th Avenue in South Slope isn’t exactly to our taste, but we are sure someone will love it. It’s bright and cheerful, and the parlor floor has been opened up and now has a swanky new marble and walnut kitchen.

Since the house is small — 16 feet wide with about 2,000 square feet over three floors — we think it would work better as a one-family. In any case, the ask is $2,300,000, which works out to about $1,150 per square foot, according to our calculations. Do you think they will get it?

531 6th Avenue [Corcoran] GMAP

469 4th avenue park slope 12015

If you’re hunting for a bargain in Park Slope, this three-bedroom on 4th Avenue is probably about as cheap as it’s going to get. The apartment isn’t huge, but there are three reasonably sized bedrooms and a decent living room. The kitchen even has a dishwasher. One caveat is that it’s on the second floor, so you’ll probably hear the traffic and feel the R train rumbling beneath you. But it’s only two blocks from the F/G/R at 4th Avenue and 9th Street. What do you think of it for $3,100 a month?

469 4th Avenue, #2R [Citi Habitats] GMAP