Although we’re not wild about the kitchen or the bath pictured, this early 20th century Bay Ridge one-family looks like a sweet pad to us. It’s semi detached, so it has a wall of windows in the combined living room-dining room and a garage in the back. It’s also much less expensive than many of the houses featured on here, although at $829,000 with no rental, it’s well out of starter home territory.
362 79th Street [Betancourt] GMAP P*Shark
This Neo-Grec brownstone in Prospect Heights sits on an extra deep lot. The catch: It’s a five-family. But it will be delivered vacant, the listing promises, and some of the detail, such as fireplaces and shutters, appears to have survived, although the floors are new. What do you think of it for $3,900,000?
204 Park Place [Donawald Realty] GMAP P*Shark
This Park Slope brownstone is lavish and large, with three floor-through apartments over a 2,700-square-foot owner’s duplex. The triple parlors have 12 foot ceilings, 10-foot-tall fireplace mantles, and a second staircase going down to the garden floor, plus oodles of Victorian detail such as a built-in china cabinet, inlaid and parquet floors and elaborate wood work, including oak panelling and a screen. The house is close to the park too. How do you like it and the ask of $5,800,000?
930 President Street [Betancourt] GMAP P*Shark
Of this Park Slope brownstone’s many stunning features, the best might just be the garage with parking for four cars. It also has an owner’s duplex with a nicely redone kitchen, a pretty bay window on the side, and a deck. Above are three floor-through apartments with three bedrooms each. The back wall of the building, the boiler, and the roof are new. It will be delivered vacant, according to the listing. How do you like the house and the ask of $3,300,000?
98 6th Avenue [Corcoran] GMAP P*Shark
Do a lot of entertaining? Need a house with a 90-foot-long ballroom, billiard room, bowling alley, and lounge with a 15-foot-long cocktail bar? Look no further. Built in the 1870s, this Park Slope townhouse was used by the Swedish American Athletic Club from about 1912 to 1970. Now it is set up as a triplex over a three-bedroom rental. An open house is scheduled for Sunday, May 19. How do you like the property, and the ask of $6,500,000?
267 6th Avenue [Halstead] GMAP P*Shark
This Romanesque Revival-slash-Neo-Renaissance brownstone at 593 Jefferson Avenue has plenty of original details as well as a new roof and updated mechanicals. It was designed in 1891 by Langston and Dahlander and has pier mirrors, a hall seat, stained glass, three wood-burning fireplaces, original parquet floors, bay windows, and plenty of wood work, including wainscoting and an intricate screen. The three-family is set up as an owner’s duplex with two rentals over four floors. It is located in the proposed Stuyvesant North Landmark District. We’d also like to note it’s the first exclusive listing from Brownstoner commenter Amzi Hill, who is now officially in the real estate biz. The ask is $1,425,000. Click through to the jump for some exclusive photos.
593 Jefferson Avenue [Evans&Nye] GMAP P*Shark (more…)
The 1854 James and Lucy S. Ellwell House was saved from demolition by a last-minute landmarking in 2006, then converted to an illegal hostel by that same owner, after a failed sales attempt. Now it is back on the market for $2,500,000, which is $100,000 more than the developer paid in 2006. It appears to have changed hands twice in the last two years, for $515,000 and $850,000, both to LLCs, after a lis pendens was filed in 2009, according to PropertyShark. All that aside, the house is a quite beautiful mid-19th century wood frame, with a rooftop cupola and plenty of original details still left on the inside. An open house is scheduled for Wednesday, May 22. What do you make of it all?
70 Lefferts Place [Corcoran] GMAP P*Shark
If you don’t need a lot of interior historic detail to be happy, this 1,704-square-foot three-story, two-family house gets you into Carroll Gardens for not a lot of scratch. (The listing puts it at 1,800 square feet; PropertyShark says it’s 1,704.) The ask is $1,400,000. Do you think it’s a good price for the amount of space?
81 2nd Street [Florenza LoVerme] GMAP P*Shark
This three story Bed Stuy brownstone has a lot to recommend it. The garden level renovation includes some very housing bubbly high-end features like a Viking range and refrigerator and a Bosch dishwasher. The ceiling, with plaster between the joists, gives the space a rustic feel and adds little height to the living space. And the owners certainly spent some money on the bathroom renovation. This is a really nice tree-lined block of Macon Street, but the ask of $949,000 for a three story house east of Malcolm X seems a bit, well, housing bubbly. What do you think? Has eastern Bed Stuy come this far in pricing?
643 Macon Street [Core NYC] GMAP P*Shark
If this house for sale at 305 Degraw Street looks familiar, that’s because it was a ROTD in February, when it was asking $25,000 a month. The New York Times also did a big splash on the owner’s multi-year renovation, which included adding a green wall, above. Now the house is for sale for $8,000,000. The completely modern interior was designed by architect Michael Ingui and features oak floors, exposed brick, an elevator, a home theater, and mosaic tile bathrooms. What are the chances they will get the ask, do you think?
305 Degraw Street [Town Residential] GMAP P*Shark
One of the best known houses in Brooklyn, Bay Ridge’s Gingerbread House, is on the market, and the inside is just as spectacular as the exterior. We were expecting a run-of-the-mill Craftsman interior, but the inside is an elaborate, custom, fairy-tale-like early 20th century interpretation of a medieval cottage. There are Burmese mahogany floors, coffered and painted ceilings, heavily leaded stained glass depicting medieval lute players, Tudor-inspired oak panelling, fanciful brass door hardware, and plaster wall ornaments. The house was designed by architect J. Sarsfield Kennedy in 1916, and you can read all about it in this Walkabout. There is also a 17 foot-long butler’s pantry, a pond, a fountain, five walk-in closets, a wine cellar, and two garages. The current owners bought the house in 1985 and put it on the market in 2010 for $12,000,000 but it did not sell, according to PropertyShark. What do you think of the house — and the $11,000,000 ask?
8200 Narrows Avenue [Douglas Elliman] GMAP P*Shark
There aren’t many houses with this amount of detail left in Bushwick — and the price is pretty singular too. The last real brownstone we heard of selling in the area went for about $600,000 a few years ago. That one was also on Bushwick Avenue, a pretty busy thoroughfare. Columbia’s Bushwiki notes the brick and brownstone house was built in 1887 and designed by Theobald M. Engelhardt. Do you think they will get their ask of $1,195,000?
978 Bushwick Avenue [Douglas Elliman] GMAP P*Shark
Another day, another listing for a fabulous Park Slope townhouse. While the painted exterior is a bummer, the rest of this late Victorian house appears to be in very good condition, including the center hall fireplace and a tiled bathroom with a stained glass window. It’s currently set up as a two-family, and has center and rear staircases. For $3,450,000, what do you think of it?
407 4th Street [Susan N. Breen Real Estate] GMAP P*Shark
This attractive limestone in Lefferts Manor was designed by architect Axel Hedman in 1909, according to the listing. The triple parlor floor has plenty of built-ins, panelling and fireplaces. There are original marble sinks in the passthroughs, as well as a new marble bath, a sunroom, and a beautifully updated kitchen with granite and a travertine backsplash. It’s close to Prospect Park too. What do you think of it and the $1,585,000 price?
160 Maple Street [Brown Harris Stevens] GMAP P*Shark
There are no interior photos of this brownstone in Fort Greene at 6 South Oxford Street, probably for good reason. We’ve heard from more than one neighbor about the poor condition of the house, which reportedly has birds and squirrels living inside. The listing says, “Bring your contractor and architect to design the home of your dreams. This four-story, three-family building requires a complete makeover, including new mechanicals, floors, stairs, roof, electric and brownstone re-facing.” According to PropertyShark, it’s a three-family. Do you think the sellers will get their asking price of $2,750,000 for what is, basically, a shell?
6 South Oxford Street [Douglas Elliman] GMAP P*Shark
A Park Slope landmark at the corner of 8th Avenue and Union Street is for sale. Known as the Pinkerton House because its first owner was the proprietor of the Pinkerton Detective Agency, it was designed by architect Magnus Dahlander and built in 1892, according to the listing. Extremely large at five stories and 6,433 square feet, it is a four family with ground floor commercial space. The listing says the apartments are free market. The photos show some original detail is still left, such as moldings and stained glass, and the building is close to the park. Do you think it’s attractive for $5,000,000 — a mil for each floor?
73 8th Avenue [Corcoran] GMAP P*Shark
historic carriage house at 21-22 Grace Court Alley in Brooklyn Heights, built in 1994, according to the listing, is just too adorable. The inside seems nice enough, although the vibe seems a tad disconnected from Brooklyn. It looks like a split-level condo in Palm Beach, Aspen or possibly Santa Fe in there. What would you do with this $3,500,000 space if it were yours?
21-22 Grace Court Alley [Brown Harris Stevens] GMAP P*Shark
Inventory may be down, but it lately seems to us as if half the historic brownstones in Park Slope are on the market. Here’s another one, which grabbed our attention for its unusually high price: $9 million. (Thanks to Curbed for pointing it out.) True, it is an extremely large property: With the extension, the lower floors are 78 feet deep; the house is 22 feet wide, and it has five stories over a cellar. Overall, it clocks in at 6,459 square feet, according to PropertyShark. It’s also close to the park. It also appears to be in fantastic condition, with oodles of Renaissance Revival wood work, onyx fireplace surrounds, stained glass, and a very nicely updated bathroom. (We’re not loving the kitchen’s new floor or its cabinetry so much.) If our calculations are correct, it’s priced at $1,393.40 a square foot. Deal or no deal?
312 Garfield Place [Betancourt] GMAP P*Shark
The listing calls this house “stylistically unique, displaying elements of Gothic Revival and Italianate.” We think we spy some Greek Revival rather than Italianate in there, but whatever. Either way, this is a very special house, and a very old one by Clinton Hill standards; the listing puts it at 1855. There’s an unusual bay window over the also unusual front door, and pretty much every room comes with loads of beautiful, presumably handmade wood work and other ornamentation, such as an interior door with elaborate stained glass. The one kitchen and bath pictured have been nicely updated too. It’s a three-family but, remarkably, the home’s features don’t seem to have suffered too much in the division. (We’d use the bedroom next to the kitchen in the owner’s duplex as a dining room.) Our only quibble is with the cliched kitchen floor tile, but we think that in exchange for all the rest, we could live with that. What do you think of the house and the price of $3,950,000?
339 Washington Avenue [Brooklyn Properties] GMAP P*Shark
It’s narrow and the kitchens aren’t the fanciest, but this brick house in Boerum Hill does look to be cleanly updated and has a few nice old details, such as the marble fireplaces. The listing says the heat runs on biodiesel. Too bad the floors appear to be relatively recent parquet. Currently set up as a double duplex over four stories, they’re asking $2,295,000. Incidentally, PropertyShark lists the address as 492, not 494 State Street. Do you think it’s a good deal?
494 State Street [Corcoran] GMAP P*Shark