1. BROOKLYN HEIGHTS $2,625,000
1 Pierrepont Street, #7B GMAP P*Shark
A three bed, two-and-a-half bath. Ask: $3,200,000, then $2,950,000, then $2,695,000. Entered into contract on 11/17/11; closed on 11/17/11; deed recorded on 12/29/2011.
3. PARK SLOPE $2,000,000
850 Union Street GMAP P*Shark
The listing says, “Townhouse treasure has a flexible layout which can either be used as a one family or a two. The owners duplex is already in place so all you have to do is rent out the large top floor or, simply return it back to a single family. Sprawling with multiple bedrooms, living areas and a finished basement.” Asking price was $2,350,000 and then it dropped to $2,100,000. Entered into contract on 9/19/11; closed on 12/14/11; deed recorded on 12/28/2011.
5. BROOKLYN HEIGHTS $1,527,375
360 Furman Street, #1207 GMAP P*Shark
The listing has been removed for this sale at 1 BBP. Entered into contract on 11/29/11; closed on 11/29/11; deed recorded on 12/29/2011.
As usual, the biggest residential sales in Brooklyn this year were in Gravesend and Brooklyn Heights.
1. GRAVESEND $10,250,000
451 Avenue S GMAP
Simply on a price-per-square-foot basis this has got to be one of the biggest sales ever in Brooklyn history, though for total dollars it trails other Gravesend sales like 450 Avenue S, which sold for $11,000,000 in 2003, and 2111 East 2nd Street, which sold for $10,260,000 in 2009. The sale of the 2,914-square-foot house was recorded in May.
There’s a tie for the runner-up position:
2. BROOKLYN HEIGHTS $6,000,000
74 Hicks Street GMAP
Here was our take on this Brooklyn Heights property back in March, when it was a House of the Day: “It’s clearly undergone a high-quality (and tasteful) renovation that preserved the old floorboards while spiffing up the kitchen and bathrooms.” The sale of the 25-foot-wide house was recorded in November.
1. MANHATTAN BEACH $2,650,000
72 Coleridge Street GMAP P*Shark
This is a five bedroom, 8,000-square-foot house (with a four-level elevator!) Ask was $4,100,000, then $3,999,000. Entered into contract on 9/26/11; closed on 12/1/11; deed recorded on 12/12/2011.
2. VICTORIAN FLATBUSH $1,475,000
120 Marlborough Road GMAP P*Shark
A HOTD in September. We said: “The front porch and lawn, the formal dining room and eat-in kitchen, the surfeit of original woodwork! So good. In fact the only mark against this place is the fact that the kitchen could benefit from some updating.” Ask was $1,495,000. Entered into contract on 10/17/11; closed on 11/30/11; deed recorded on 12/16/2011.
3. FORT GREENE $1,300,000
106 Vanderbilt Avenue GMAP P*Shark
This is a two-family, 25-foot-wide home. The interior is nice but the exterior leaves something to be desired. Ask was $1,399,000. Entered into contract on 8/24/11; closed on 11/4/11; deed recorded on 12/12/2011.
4. BOERUM HILL $1,150,000
82 Douglass Street GMAP P*Shark
82 Douglass was an OHP pick a few times. It’s a two family currently used as owner’s lower duplex and a rental 1 BR apartment on the 3rd floor. The ask was $1,295,000 when it went on the market in May. Entered into contract on 10/5/11; closed on 12/02/11; deed recorded on 12/16/2011.
5. GRAVESEND $1,125,000
16 Village Road East GMAP P*Shark
A two-family detached home that went on the market in January for $1,689,000. It slowly but surely decreased down to $1,299,000. Entered into contract on 5/12/2011; closed on 6/27/2011; deed recorded on 12/15/2011.
The artists Laura Chipley, Nathan Kensinger and Sarah Nelson Wright are collaborating on a project called the Newtown Creek Armada that will involve each of them creating miniature, radio-controlled boats that visitors can maneuver around the Newtown Creek. The boats “will be equipped with an underwater camera and lights, allowing participants to record a unique voyage on the creek.” The resulting videos will then give people “a chance to virtually immerse themselves in the toxic waters of this Superfund site.” The project will launch in Greenpoint this spring.
Newtown Creek Armada
1. PARK SLOPE $2,750,000
532 3rd Street GMAP
This home has had a long history on the market. It sold in 2007 for $2,600,000, came back to the market in 2008 for $3,200,000 (that’s when it was a HOTD) and was delisted later in 2008. But it just popped up last week with a sale of $2,750,000. Entered into contract on 7/29/11; closed on 8/31/11; deed recorded on 9/19/2011.
2. WILLIAMSBURG $2,700,000
293 Grand Street GMAP
This is a two-family home with commercial space. It was an Open House Pick in 2009 when it was priced at $3,600,000. Then it was listed this June for $2,795,000. It entered contract after 35 days. Entered into contract on 7/7/11; closed on 9/7/11; deed recorded on 9/22/2011.
3. CARROLL GARDENS $2,375,000
395 Union Street GMAP
From the listing: “Beautiful 20ft-wide, 4-floor brownstone on prime, tree-lined Carroll Gardens block. Currently configured as a 3-family home with owner’s garden duplex and two full-floor rental apartments above, this home can continue to generate solid rental income or can easily be converted to a spectacular single-family home.” Ask was $2,375,000. Entered into contract on 6/14/11; closed on 8/30/11; deed recorded on 9/19/2011.
4. GRAVESEND $2,000,000
2094 East 2nd Street GMAP
Interesting, this home sold for $780,000 in June of this year, then again for $2,000,000 in September. Entered into contract on 9/1/11; closed on 9/1/11; deed recorded on 9/19/2011.
5. PARK SLOPE $1,521,500
551 3rd StreetGMAP
When this was a HOTD in 2007 we said: “The four-story brownstone at 551 3rd Street changed hands in 2004 for $1,900,000; the new owner proceeded to do a pretty serious renovation as well as an over-the-top interior design that maybe be a bit much for some people. But if you can look past the chintz, this is certainly a beautiful house with tons of original detail on one of the more desireable blocks in The Slope.” It was asking $3,750,000. It was pulled off the market in 2008 and wasn’t marketed, as far as we know, since then. Entered into contract on 8/26/11; closed on 8/26/11; deed recorded on 9/19/2011.
1. BROOKLYN HEIGHTS $3,200,000.00
19 Garden Place GMAP
19 Garden Place was a HOTD in 2008 and we didn’t have a bad thing to say about it. Although we commented, “The biggest challenge to achieving the asking price of $3,995,000 will likely be the somewhat diminutive size.” According to StreetEasy, it came off the market in 2009 and was re-listed this February for $3,600,000. Entered into contract on 6/27/11; closed on 8/24/11; deed recorded on 9/12/2011.
2. PARK SLOPE $2,400,000.00
475 4th Street GMAP
A HOTD in 2008 which read: “It’s a gorgeous house in move-in condition with tons of original woodwork (and no recessed lighting!). It also feels like it’s priced as if it were a year ago.” Ask: $2,995,000. Streeteasy shows a long, painful history of price cuts until 2010, when the home was pulled off the market. It was last priced at $2,575,000 before it sold. Entered into contract on 5/25/11; closed on 8/30/11; deed recorded on 9/13/2011.
4. BOERUM HILL $1,950,000
140 Dean Street GMAP
A one or two family house with a garage and vacant land. Before this sale, the building was purchased in 2010 for $475,000! Entered into contract on 7/21/11; closed on 8/31/11; deed recorded on 9/15/2011.
5. DYKER HEIGHTS $1,900,000
1062 84th Street GMAP
Quite a beautiful house in South Brooklyn. Asking $3,499,000 in 2007 and then $2,600,000 in 2010 before getting a few price drops. Entered into contract on 4/5/11; closed on 8/24/11; deed recorded on 9/13/2011.
1. BROOKLYN HEIGHTS $3,920,000
33 Willow Place GMAP
33 Willow Place was a HOTD in March 2010 and we said this: “The brick single-family house is 25 feet wide and full of original details. The house has clearly had a renovation recently, and overall it looks very tastefully done. Given the size, condition and primo Brooklyn Heights location, the asking price of $3,750,000 isn’t completely crazy.” According to Streeteasy, the home sold later that year for $3,600,000. It was relisted this April for $3,950,000 and entered contract two months later, selling for $3,920,000. Entered into contract on 6/2/11; closed on 6/28/11; deed recorded on 8/22/2011.
2. GRAVESEND $2,375,000
20 Colin Place GMAP
This is a one-two family with a garage or vacant land. According to StreetEasy, it’s on a 3,300-square-foot lot. Entered into contract on 5/15/11; closed on 8/10/2011; deed recorded on 8/25/11.
3. PARK SLOPE $2,350,000
566 10th Street GMAP
This home has been an open house pick a few times. From the listing, “The Owner’s triplex has 6 bedrooms and 3 full baths. This lovingly restored home has a gracious flow. The newly renovated kitchen opens into the grand living room.” It was asking $2,299,000 when it hit the market in April. Entered into contract on 5/24/2011; closed on 8/11/2011; deed recorded on 8/26/11.
4. PARK SLOPE $2,100,000
802 President Street GMAP
This house was configured as a four-family home with a rent roll of approximately $120,000. But as the listing said, “The house will be delivered vacant and can be easily set up as a glorious owner’s upper triplex with garden rental, double duplex, etc.” Asking $2,200,000, went into contract two months later. Entered into contract on 7/20/2011; closed on 8/17/2011; deed recorded on 8/26/11.
5. PROSPECT HEIGHTS $1,897,000
279 Park Place GMAP
A HOTD in April: “It’s hard to find anything wrong with this new listing at 279 Park Place. The Prospect Heights brownstone has gorgeous period detail and has been tastefully updated where it counts (like the kitchen).” We didn’t think it would remain on the market long, and we were right. Ask: $1,995,000. Entered into contract on 5/11/2011; closed on 8/10/11; deed recorded on 8/24/11.
1. GRAVESEND $10,250,000.00
451 Avenue S GMAP
The sale of this one-family home came in as the priciest BK sale this year. As we said last week: “Simply on a price-per-square-foot basis this has got to be one of the biggest sales ever in Brooklyn history, though for total dollars it trails other Gravesend sales like 450 Avenue S, which sold for $11,000,000 in 2003, and 2111 East 2nd Street, which sold for $10,260,000 in 2009.” This home comes in at 2,914 square feet. Entered into contract on 5/5/11; closed on 5/5/11; deed recorded on 5/19/2011.
2. PARK SLOPE $2,850,000
35 Prospect Park West, #8-9B GMAP
Curbed beat us to the punch on this one, writing yesterday that “this duplex at 35 Prospect Park West finally closed for $2,850,000 last week after asking a high of $4,950,000 all the way back in 2008.” This was our Co-Op of the Day when it was asking $3,000,000. We thought it was a beautiful apartment and wondered how low the price could go. Now we have our answer. Entered into contract on 4/28/11; closed on 4/28/2011; deed recorded on 5/18/11.
3. WILLIAMSBURG $2,392,887.50
34 North 7th Street, PH1B GMAP
There isn’t a lot on this penthouse unit at The Edge. The sale includes a storage space. Entered into contract on 3/29/11; closed on 4/28/2011; deed recorded on 5/20/11.
4. MIDWOOD $2,200,000.00
1677 Ocean Parkway GMAP
1677 Ocean Parkway is a two family with some vacant land. According to StreetEasy, the 5,175-square-foot home sits on a 5,600-square-foot lot. It was asking $2,200,000. Entered into contract on 2/16/2011; closed on 5/9/2011; deed recorded on 5/18/11.
5. COBBLE HILL $2,175,000
14 Tompkins Place GMAP
The listing for 14 Tompkins Place says this: “Currently used as a two-family, this three-family townhouse needs a complete make-over, but your investment will be well spent on lovely, tree-lined Tompkins Place.” From the few pictures it still looks like this house has some surviving details. The ask was $2,350,000. Entered into contract on 1/10/2011; closed on 5/12/2011; deed recorded on 5/20/11.
Just missed the cut: 307 Adeplphi, a renovated townhouse asking $2,690,000, closed for $2,000,000.
We’re not yet halfway into the year, but the sale of a Gravesend house that was just recorded in public records could very well end up being Brooklyn’s priciest residential transaction of 2011. The single-family at 451 Avenue S, which PropertyShark reckons weighs in at 2,914 square feet, sold for $10,250,000. Simply on a price-per-square-foot basis this has got to be one of the biggest sales ever in Brooklyn history, though for total dollars it trails other Gravesend sales like 450 Avenue S, which sold for $11,000,000 in 2003, and 2111 East 2nd Street, which sold for $10,260,000 in 2009. And, of course, there are some Brooklyn Heights properties in the borough’s $10 million+ club, like 88 Remsen Street, which sold for $10,800,000 in 2008. Even still, Gravesend remains a world of its own when it comes to prop values. GMAP
Photo from PropertyShark.
1. GRAVESEND $6,000,000
420 Avenue S GMAP
We gave a shout out to Brooklyn’s biggest sale of 2011 in a post last week; this one-family home is 2,697 square feet and sold at $2,224 per square foot. Entered into contract on 4/5/11; closed on 4/5/11; deed recorded on 4/12/2011.
3. MIDWOOD $2,000,000
911 East 9th Street GMAP
South Brooklyn was owning the top sales last week….This two family comes with a garage or vacant land. The 2,928 square foot home is on a 6,000 square foot lot. Entered into contract on 3/31/2011; closed on 3/31/2011; deed recorded on 4/14/11.
4. GOWANUS $1,835,000
345 Hoyt Street GMAP
Another big sale for Gowanus! 345 Hoyt Street was a HOTD in 2009, where we stated: “Maybe we’re missing something, but we don’t see how the asking price for this three-story house at 345 Hoyt Street (at Carroll Street) in Carroll Gardens can be $2,150,000.” The interiors had been pretty much stripped, although there was a three car garage and some unused FAR. Since 2009, the house has been on the market but didn’t drop any lower than $1,990,000. Guess there’s something to be said about sticking it out! Entered into contract on 2/17/2011; closed on 4/8/2011; deed recorded on 4/14/11.
5. COBBLE HILL $1,699,100
59 Tompkins Place GMAP
59 Topkins was listed for $1.9M last year with an aside to “bring your architect or designer.” And while there are still details in this three-story home, the listing photos suggest a needed revamp. What do you make of the final sale price? Entered into contract on 1/13/2011; closed on 3/30/11; deed recorded on 4/15/11.
Photos via PropertyShark.
Yep, Gravesend. City Records show 420 Avenue S selling for a cool $6 mil. PropertyShark pegs the single-family at 2,697 square feet.
Pic from PropertyShark.
1. PROSPECT HEIGHTS $2,100,000
1 Grand Army Plaza, #8F GMAP
This is the second week in a row OPP has topped the biggest sales list. (There’s also another penthouse unit still in contract.) Like last week’s unit, this is a three bedroom. It was on the market for $2,900,000 back in 2007 and took about a 27 percent cut. Entered into contract on 10/7/10; closed on 2/9/11; deed recorded on 3/11/2011.
3. DUMBO $1,487,500
30 Main Street, #9A GMAP
Nice big sale at the Sweeney Building in Dumbo. This two-bedroom unit has been on the market since 2008 and gone through three different brokerages. The ask was $1,969,000, then $1,700,000, then $1,550,000. Entered into contract on 10/21/2010; closed on 1/14/2010; deed recorded on 3/1/11.
4. GRAVESEND $1,350,000
1841 East 4th Street GMAP
This is a two-family house spanning 1,305 square feet on a 2,600 square foot lot. Entered into contract on 6/4/2010; closed on 2/22/2011; deed recorded on 3/1/11.
5. SUNSET PARK $1,343,000
747 49th Street GMAP
It’s not often Sunset Park makes the biggest sales list. This two-family house is located on a 4,000-square-foot lot and was marketed for redevelopment. Currently the home has a nice garden set up. It was first listed for $1,280,000 then upped to $1,300,000. Considering that it sold more than ask, we’d say to look out for a new development coming to this lot. Entered into contract on 11/10/2010; closed on 2/4/10; deed recorded on 2/28/10.
Photos via PropertyShark.
1. PARK SLOPE $2,900,000
555 1st Street GMAP
This three-family home was an Open House Pick in September 2008 when it was asking $3,748,000. Here’s the old listing, which brags about the 4800-square-feet, renovated limestone. It sold as a five-bedroom upper triplex with a “high income” garden rental. Entered into contract on 10/15/10; closed on 1/7/11; deed recorded on 1/25/2011.
2. PROSPECT HEIGHTS $2,650,000
1 Grand Army Plaza, #12D GMAP
#12D is a 2,620-square-foot three bedroom. It was originally listed for $2,850,000 and then got a price boost to $2,950,000. The unit entered contract five months later. Entered into contract on 12/13/10; closed on 1/20/2011; deed recorded on 1/28/11.
3. FORT GREENE $1,950,000
237 Carlton Avenue GMAP
This sale was already featured on the blog. A Brownstoner fave from way back and a HOTD when it was listed for $2,500,000. This home was originally part of the upcoming Carlton Mews development. Entered into contract on 12/16/2010; closed on 1/14/2011; deed recorded on 1/24/11.
4. PARK SLOPE $1,850,000
506 3rd Street GMAP
Another sale that was just covered on Brownstoner. We thought this one missed the Biggest Sales list but the deed was just recorded last week. The four-story, three-family house had been listed for $2M since July 2010. Entered into contract on 9/17/2010; closed on 1/11/2011; deed recorded on 1/24/11.
Photos via PropertyShark.
1. GRAVESEND $5,150,000
1996 East 5th Street GMAP
There isn’t a lot of information on 1996 East 5th Street. All we could pick up is that it is a 2,400-square-foot one family on a 4,000-square-foot lot. The Property Shark photo isn’t revealing much either. Entered into contract on 1/11/11; closed on 1/11/11; deed recorded on 1/18/2011.
2. GRAVESEND $3,385,000
2085 Ocean Parkway GMAP
This two-family home is big: 4,266 square feet on a 6,000 square foot lot. What do you make of it from the photo (on right)? Entered into contract on 12/3/10; closed on 12/30/2010; deed recorded on 1/21/11.
3. PARK SLOPE $1,536,392.81
638 President Street GMAP
This condo sale comes from the once-controversial development in Park Slope. There are four units in the building and StreetEasy shows two selling over $1M. This particular four-bedroom unit is a duplex with a private roof-deck and a balcony. It was listed for $1,749,000 in 2009 and got gradually price slashed. Entered into contract on 12/3/2010; closed on 1/7/2011; deed recorded on 1/20/11.
4. BOROUGH PARK $1,300,000
1618 51st Street GMAP
This is a two-family, two-story, 5,180 square foot house. Entered into contract on 6/3/2010; closed on 12/31/2010; deed recorded on 1/18/11.
5. PROSPECT HEIGHTS $1,095,000
1 Grand Army Plaza, #6D GMAP
This latest sale at On Prospect Park was for a one bedroom, two bathroom. That’s a lotta money for a one bedroom, but the layout does afford extra space with the possibility of a convertible bedroom. It first went to market for $1,500,000 then came down to $1,300,000. Entered into contract on 8/25/2010; closed on 12/30/10; deed recorded on 1/21/11.
Photos via PropertyShark.
1. GRAVESEND $2,500,000
2234 East 3rd Street GMAP
There isn’t much information on this Gravesend property, but StreetEasy reveals that this is a two-family home converted from a one-family, and it is on a 4,800-square-foot lot. Entered into contract on 12/16/10; closed on 9/39/10; deed recorded on 11/18/2010.
2. COBBLE HILL $2,500,000
22 Strong Place GMAP
This three-family home sold in 2009 for $2,055,000, then went back on the market April of 2010 for $2,875,000, according to StreetEasy. The price definitely took a cut but at least the owners still came out with a profit. This brownstone was also bought by writer Martin Amis, a purchase the New York Observer called “a holy grail, of course, for writers and poseurs.” You can still check out the listing here. Entered into contract on 8/26/10; closed on 12/8/2010; deed recorded on 12/15/10.
3. PARK SLOPE $1,680,112.50
392 3rd Street, #2 GMAP
392 3rd Street is a rental-come-condo building that looks like it is pulling in more than decent sales. This unit that sold is a garden duplex with three bedrooms and 2,700 square feet. It has been on the market since 2008, first for $1,749,000, then $1,700,000, and finally down to $1,695,000. Entered into contract on 9/30/2010; closed on 11/18/2010; deed recorded on 12/16/10.
4. MIDWOOD $1,275,500
3534 Bedford Avenue GMAP
Sale was for a one-family home with 2,415 square feet. Very little via StreetEasy. Entered into contract on 8/5/2010; closed on 12/01/2010; deed recorded on 12/15/10.
5. BROOKLYN HEIGHTS $1,267,721.25
360 Furman Street, #736 GMAP
Details of this unit haven’t popped up anywhere, but judging by the price we’d guess this is one of the larger two bedrooms, which usually come in around 1,500 square feet. Entered into contract on 10/27/2010; closed on 12/8/10; deed recorded on 12/17/10.
Photos via PropertyShark.
1. GRAVESEND $4,700,000
2117 East 3rd Street GMAP
All we can gather from StreetEasy is that this house is 2,185 square feet. Entered into contract on 11/23/10; closed on 11/23/10; deed recorded on 12/6/2010.
2. MIDWOOD $1,500,000
1056 East 31st Street GMAP
This is interesting… this house was listed for $865,000 in 2009 and got price cuts for the significant time it was on the market. (The lowest it got was $799,000.) So it’s kind of mind boggling the Victorian home sold for so much more. Entered into contract on 11/15/10; closed on 11/15/2010; deed recorded on 12/6/10.
3. GRAVESEND $1,731,025
2085 East 3rd Street GMAP
Again, all StreetEasy has for us is that this house is 1,292 square feet. Entered into contract on 11/23/2010; closed on 11/23/2010; deed recorded on 12/6/10.
4. PARK SLOPE $1,495,000
17 Park Place GMAP
Marketed two years ago for $1,895,000 and then came back with a couple price chops. From the listing: “This uniquely designed three-story North Slope brownstone breaks tradition with skylights, glass transoms and tranquil, cool tones.” It is set up as an owners duplex with a first floor rental. Entered into contract on 8/14/2010; closed on 11/16/2010; deed recorded on 12/6/10.
5. MANHATTAN BEACH $1,425,000
120 Dover Street GMAP
This wraps up a Biggest Sales list which was dominated by South Brooklyn. StreetEasy shows that this three-bedroom detached home was on the market for awhile, sticking to the ask price of $1,725,000. It’s a duplex with a full-sized basement and a private driveway. Entered into contract on 9/8/2010; closed on 11/30/10; deed recorded on 12/9/10.
Photos via PropertyShark.
Photo by iandavid.
Best “Old Brooklyn” Restaurants?
A Fort Greene newcomer asked New York Times restaurant critic Sam Sifton if he could recommend any “old Brooklyn” eateries, and Sifton replied: “You’ll want to visit the Mill Basin Kosher Delicatessen on Avenue T. You’ll want to have some clams at Randazzo’s in Sheepshead Bay. You should absolutely have pizza at Totonno’s in Coney Island and more at L & B Spumoni Gardens in the Gravesend neighborhood. You should jog back down to Sheepshead Bay to Roll-N-Roaster and get a roast beef sandwich, a meal that has been satisfying high school students for 40 years. You absolutely need a hero from Lioni’s in Bensonhurst.” Any other classic Brooklyn spots to add to this list?
Brooklyn Restaurant Openings
And outpost of Dao Palate is opening at 201 Fifth Avenue (between Union and Berkeley), in a storefront “that’s recently been home to a couple failed Japanese restaurants (Tamari, Hakone),” says Here’s Park Slope… At the forthcoming Brooklyn Heights restaurant Colonie, you can “expect seasonal, locally sourced American cuisine with an open kitchen and counter-top dining,” says ZagatBuzz. To help with start-up costs, the owners raised $15,371 from 91 backers on Kickstarter… Eater says that there’s new signage at the Greenpoint branch of Calexico, and a restaurant called Juniper is opening at Berry at North 7th in Williamsburg… Eater also notes that the owner of Le Barricou is “opening new restaurant Maison Premiere at 298 Bedford in early January. The restaurant is reportedly based on the 1890′s French Quarter New Orleans and will mainly exist as a bar and oyster bar, offering 25 different types of oysters along with cocktails and an ‘old world’ wine.” … And Bed-Stuy Blog reports on the openings of the new Mexican joint Alcatraz and the new market/sandwich shop Cinnamon Girl.
1. GRAVESEND $2,950,000
1820 East 4th Street GMAP
According to Property Shark, this 5,405-sf home was built in 1920 and converted from a 2-family to a 1-family in 1994. Entered into contract on 8/10/10; closed on 8/19/10; deed recorded on 8/31/10.
2. PARK SLOPE $2,837,550
65 Prospect Park West GMAP
Major flip alert: As we reported on Friday, this 3,000-sf townhouse sold for $1,400,000 in early 2009. According to its listing, “This warm three-story classic brick home located across the street from Prospect Park, gives you all the comforts you desire, the convenience of location, ample indoor and outdoor space, and best of all it has its own driveway with garage. ” Entered into contract on 8/9/10; closed on 8/24/10; deed recorded on 8/30/10.
3. COBBLE HILL $2,747,500
194 Warren Street GMAP
20.83′ wide and 40′ deep, this was an Open House Pick back in May. According to its listing on StreetEasy, “this four-story, two unit brownstone has been lived in and lovingly maintained by the same family for over 40 years. It is one of eight row houses built together between 1853 and 1855.” Entered into contract on 6/8/10; closed on 8/24/10; deed recorded on 9/2/10.
4. PROSPECT HEIGHTS $1,500,000
295 Prospect Place GMAP
Another May Open House Pick, this 3,336-sf, 4-story townhouse is currently used as a owner’s triplex with a 1-bedroom rental on the 4th floor. According to its listing on StreetEasy, it has a 56′ deep garden. Entered into contract on 6/3/10; closed on 8/18/10; deed recorded on 9/2/10.
5. Park Slope $1,400,000
487 8th Street GMAP
This 2-family, 2,295-sf brownstone is 17′ wide, 45′ deep, and was built in 1901, says PropertyShark. Entered into contract on 6/17/10; closed on 8/4/10; deed recorded on 9/2/10.
Photos from PropertyShark.
1. BROOKLYN HEIGHTS $4,900,000
85 Remsen Street GMAP
This 5,000-sf, 1-family 1840′s brick townhouse has 4 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms, according to StreetEasy. Its listing, which has it priced at $5.6 million and offers lots of interior photos, says: “Its second-story bow makes it one of the most interesting of the Heights’s Greek Revival faÃ§ades, and the home has been published in surveys of Brooklyn historic neighborhoods.” Entered into contract on 4/9/10; closed on 8/5/10; deed recorded on 8/9/10.
2. FORT GREENE $2,385,000
22 South Portland Avenue GMAP
This 4-story, 2-family brownstone was priced at $2,575,000 when it was an Open House Pick in April. “The owner’s triplex features 4 master size bedrooms, plus two office/dens and two baths,” says its listing, which also offers photos of the building’s ceiling detail and ultra-mauve bathroom (complete with bidet). Entered into contract on 6/2/10; closed on 8/6/10; deed recorded on 8/13/10.
3. PARK SLOPE $2,000,000
535 2nd Street GMAP
Not too much info on StreetEasy or PropertyShark about this 4 family, 4,312-sf home. Entered into contract on 4/22/10; closed on 6/16/10; deed recorded on 8/12/10.
4. GRAVESEND $2,000,000
408 Avenue S GMAP
According to the deed on ACRIS, this is a 1-2 family home with an attached garage. Entered into contract on 5/3/10; closed on 8/5/10; deed recorded on 8/13/10.
5. BAY RIDGE $1,755,000
106 83rd Street (a.k.a. 8301 Colonial Road) GMAP
This 3,281-sf, 2.5-story, 1-family Colonial home has 7 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, and a garage and is located on a 5,000-sf corner lot. According to PropertyShark, the asking price was $2,100,000. Entered into contract on 6/21/10; closed on 8/2/10; deed recorded on 8/12/10.
Photos from PropertyShark.
1. COBBLE HILL $2,900,000
254 Warren Street GMAP
An Open House Pick back in April, the dimensions of this two-family brick building are 21 ft x 42 ft (882 sf), and it’s on 2,097-sf plot — which includes the vacant lot beside the building. According to PropertyShark, the first asking price was $3,800,000 in April ’10, and it dropped to $3,500,000 a month later. Entered into contract on 5/24/10; closed on 7/21/10; deed recorded on 8/4/10.
2. GRAVESEND $2,550,000
1844 East 8th Street GMAP
This 1,660-sf, 1-2 family home is on a 3,495-sf lot, according to PropertyShark. Entered into contract on 5/13/10; closed on 7/26/10; deed recorded on 8/2/10.
3. MIDWOOD $2,200,000
975 East 8th Street GMAP
According to PropertyShark, this 1-family, 2,072-sf home has a garage and is located on a 4,000-sf lot. For whatever it’s worth, it’s in walking distance from Di Fara. Entered into contract on 3/15/10; closed on 7/27/10; deed recorded on 8/6/10.
4. COBBLE HILL $2,000,000
468 Henry Street GMAP
This 4-family brownstone was House of the Day in May ’08 (before we started using the reader appraisal widget), when the asking price was $2,600,000. Entered into contract on 5/28/10; closed on 7/22/10; deed recorded on 8/6/10.
5. BROOKLYN HEIGHTS $1,650,000
23 Pierrepont Street GMAP
Built in 1856, this 4-family, 5,231-sf building has been in the same hands since 1967, according to PropertyShark. Unfortunately, the last sale price isn’t listed in the public record. Entered into contract on 6/10/10; closed on 7/22/10; deed recorded on 8/5/10.
Photos from PropertyShark.