The layout of this house is unusual and attractive, we think, for a row house. We’re guessing this was originally a three-family with three identical apartments. It’s quite spacious with four rooms deep on each floor, including an extension with a fireplace. The fireplace tile is pretty, and there are some interesting built-ins in the dining rooms. The bottom two floors make up an owner’s duplex, with lots of bedrooms and office space. We’re not quite so enamored of the top floor, which has been chopped into two units. Do you think it’s well priced at $1,395,000?
Hello Living is cutting a swath through Brooklyn from Prospect Heights to Flatbush. Its latest entry is Hello Albemarle at 2415 Albemarle Road, the developer announced in an email newsletter.
Developer Eli Karp currently has four other Brooklyn developments in the works, including two buildings nearby at 651 New York Avenue and 271 Lenox Road. No permits have been filed, and a sale hasn’t hit public records yet. GMAP
Brooklyn Ink has published a remarkable story, well worth reading, about 111 Clarkson, the famous berserk-eclectic Victorian in Prospect Lefferts Gardens that in September sold to a developer for $2,675,000. The author spoke to the seller, the buyer, our Montrose Morris columnist Suzanne Spellen, frequent Brownstoner commenter and long-time PLG resident Bob Marvin, and even an owner of the property from the 1970s.
The latter was once offered $50,000 for the windows, or half the price he paid for the house! He refused. Other revelations: The building’s third story is occupied entirely by pigeons. There is a smell of wet wood and water damage in the enclosed porch. And, incredibly, the house still has some furniture in it from the house’s original occupants. (It belongs to the seller and will not be staying with the house.)
Perhaps the biggest revelation is the identity of the buyer: (more…)
The listing for 17 Chester Court, which we wrote about earlier this month, went up over the weekend. As you will see, owners and interior designers Jason Oliver Nixon and John Loecke have changed things up a bit in the bedroom and other areas with new upholstery and such, but the painted floors and riot of prints on walls and ceilings are just as they were when the house was photographed for Apartment Therapy, New York Magazine and other media. The house also has a wood burning fireplace, central air, three outdoor spaces, an alarm system, and a basement that can be legally rented, according to the listing. As you may recall, neighbor 30 Chester Court zipped to contract with an ask of $829,000 and needing some work. Now 18 Chester Court is on the market as well, with a price of $865,000 and no photos. Do you think 17 Chester Court is well priced at $1,395,000?
This two-bedroom apartment in Prospect Lefferts Gardens looks pretty spacious and still has most of its original details. The approximately 1,000-square-foot floor-through apartment occupies the second floor of a two-family house. The living room has a bay window, a pier mirror, pocket doors and fretwork. The dining room two built-in china cabinets, one of them built into the fireplace mantel. There are quite a few closets, including one built into the ex-dumbwaiter. The one bathroom isn’t pictured. What do you think of it for $1,975?
This completely detached house with garage resembles a fanciful Norman cottage with its full, sloped roof and diamond-paned windows. We’re guessing based on the interior niches and other details that it dates from the early 20th century. It has a fireplace flanked by built-in shelves in niches in the living room, a sunroom, a study, six bedrooms and 3.5 baths. The kitchen and baths are not pictured — wonder if any of the original details are left? Also, we dig the couches. What do you think of the $3,000,000 price tag?
More than half of the apartments in the 40-unit building at 35-41 Clarkson Avenue in Prospect-Lefferts are already spoken for, according to Brian Meier, a broker with Douglas Elliman. Fourteen of the units were released in early June, and within a night, all had offers at their asking prices — between $200,000 and $400,000 — along with backup buyers. Now there are 16 units under contract, with another 6 ready for release on Wednesday.
The prewar, four-story building is a conversion from rentals to condos and will be 100 percent occupant owned, Meier added. “We are working with tenants to leave the building and then releasing the apartments in batches,” he wrote in an email. GMAP
Welcome to The Insider, a design and renovation column appearing on Brownstoner every Thursday at 11:30AM. It’s written and produced by Cara Greenberg, who also contributes The Outsider, Brownstoner’s new garden column, Sundays at 8AM.
HERE’S WHAT PROFESSIONAL DESIGN can do: turn a miserable subterranean space under a 1915 Tudor-style row house in Prospect Lefferts Gardens, formerly used for laundry and junk storage, into a serene and lovely 800-square-foot office suite for two psychotherapists, with a waiting room clients have been known to come early just to relax in.
Jennifer Katz and Maria Gonzalo hired Manhattan-based interior designerCaroline Beaupère for the job. “We gutted everything,” Beaupère says. “It was major work.” Windows were unblocked, and a concrete slab floor removed and ceiling beams exposed to gain additional height in a space whose original ceiling height was barely 7 feet. “We gained about a foot by removing the ceiling and building a new slab as low as we could.”
Colors, materials, and furnishings, including earthy wood pieces, a whitewashed oak floor, and linen window shades, were all chosen, Beaupère says, to create a “soothing, Zen environment.”