1. PARK SLOPE $2,600,000
587 5th Street GMAP P*Shark
We liked this limestone home when it was HOTD back in September 2011. We said: “The parlor floor is gorgeous and the two-story extension results in a very generous layout. Only negative is the kitchen which feels a little tired. But if you can swing the $3,150,000 asking price, you can probably pony up another $100,000 to tune that up.” This house had been in the same family since the 40s! Entered into contract on 2/10/12; closed on 4/18/12; deed recorded on 5/9/2012.
2. COBBLE HILL $2,020,000
171 Warren Street GMAP P*Shark
Another HOTD pick. The house has charm, but the listing wasn’t showing many pictures. We felt it was “hard to weigh in with much confidence on the asking price of $2,500,000 but our gut’s telling us that, despite the great Cobble Hill location, the renovation price tag will be enough to make it tough sell at that number.” Guess someone fell in love with this house. Entered into contract on 2/2/12; closed on 4/26/12; deed recorded on 5/9/2012.
5. CARROLL GARDENS $1,800,000
564 Henry Street GMAP P*Shark
This home was asking a hefty $2,300,000. We noted, “If the sellers, who’ve owned the four-story house for 35 years, had just left it alone it would probably be having more luck than it is now, but let’s just say that some of the interior design decisions they made are probably working against it.” Entered into contract on 1/30/12; closed on 4/24/12; deed recorded on 5/10/2012.