2. WINDSOR TERRACE $1,780,000
598 17th Street GMAP P*Shark
This brick townhouse is separated into three units. Here’s the listing for it. The building was listed in December for $1,890,000. Deed recorded on 4/15/2013.
3. DITMAS PARK $1,720,000
456 East 19th Street GMAP P*Shark
An Open House Pick in October, when it was asking $1,675,000. Demand in Ditmas for this nine-bedroom Victorian home! Here’s the listing of this impressive home. Deed recorded on 4/15/2013.
4. SOUTH SLOPE $1,700,000
196 15th Street GMAP P*Shark
The listing was pulled for this home but we’re curious! Anybody check out this South Slope home when it was on the market? It last traded for $650,000 in 2007. Deed recorded on 4/16/2013.
You could create your own walled compound on this Park Slope property, which is being marketed to developers for new construction or condos. There are quite a few buildings already on the two-lot parcel: Two carriage houses, two garages, and two two-family houses. However, the location leaves something to be desired: It sits right in front of the Prospect Expressway. They’re asking $6,950,000 for the whole shebang. Do you think it’s interesting?
185-189 Prospect Avenue [Corcoran] GMAP P*Shark
We can’t find any fault with this single family row house, close to the park, whose renovation hasn’t taken anything away from the historic details. Check out that radiator in the kitchen. What do you think of it for $1,800,000?
1511 8th Avenue [Corcoran] GMAP P*Shark
The listing photos make the place look cluttered, but given how hard it is to find a relatively cheap apartment in the Slope we’ll take it. This two bedroom (the listing promises that it’s a true two bed) is asking $1,875/month. It looks like there’s a decent amount of space, which is about as much as you can ask for with that price. Do you think it’ll rent quickly?
223 13th Street, #15 [Skygroup Realty] GMAP P*Shark
The townhouse at 467 14th Street hit the market in November for $3.35 million. Streeteasy shows it entered contract last week. So did this South Slope home surpass the $3 million mark? It’s a Queen Ann brick home with stained glass, a mahogany staircase, working fireplaces and original wood mantles — check out the impressive interior here. It’s also right off the park. Considering this wood frame on 13th Street just sold over $2 million, it wouldn’t be shocking if this baby got close to ask. GMAP
Photo via PropertyShark
According to the Facebook page of Leske’s Bakery and this post in South Slope News, the well-known Scandanavian bakery in Bay Ridge, which opened in 1961, is expanding. It’s opening a second location in South Slope. The owners expect to open this new outpost, at 588 5th Avenue, sometime before Valentine’s Day. That’s just in time to pick up Leske’s famous black and whites, butter cookies or chocolate blackout cake for that someone special.
Photo via Leske’s on Facebook
Almondine’s South Slope location is up for rent, South Slope News reported. The French bakery, which also has another retail location in Dumbo at 85 Water Street, has been shuttered since Hurricane Sandy destroyed its Dumbo kitchen. Owner Herve Poussot intends to reopen and has been raising funds to rebuild the kitchen. He needs $150,000 and so far has raised more than $30,000, according to the Daily News. Almondine was named best bakery by New York Magazine in 2009. When we called the Dumbo headquarters, no one picked up the phone.
South Slope Almondine Space for Rent [South Slope News] GMAP
Photo by South Slope News
Here’s a two-family brick in South Slope that could be really cute given a little TLC. It has original slate mantles, pocket doors, banisters, and crown moldings, as well as some newish low-budget kitchens and baths. The listing doesn’t specify if the mechanicals are new. Kudos to the agent for including bathroom and kitchen pics — a floor plan would also be helpful. It’s about two blocks from the Expressway and four blocks to the park. Do you think it’s worth $1,499,000 as is?
410 Prospect Avenue [Eva M. Daniels Realty] GMAP P*Shark
This is a railroad apartment at 481 7th Avenue in the South Slope/Windsor Terrace area. There are two bedrooms plus an office, and the listing is selling it as a potential three-bedroom. As the listing says, “It has two possible configurations [for a three-bedroom] but either one will still require one person to walk through one person’s room to get in and out. The unit does have a separate entrance in the back of the apartment off of the master bedroom which allows access to the apartment through there.” Despite that, the pictures show that this is a nice space. At $2,600 a month, we guess it’ll go pretty quickly. Agree?
481 7th Avenue [Sapphire Property Group] GMAP P*Shark
The South Slope blog IMBY reported yesterday that a pre-demolition application has been filed for the wood frame house at 361 13th Street, between 6th and 7th avenues. As IMBY says: “This ’1920′ two story semi-detached wood frame home sold this past July for $795,000; once it’s obliterated, it will allow for construction of a typical 50-foot tall, four-family infill condo building like the kind that have sprung up all over Brooklyn in the last decade.” We know the type! (And the house is likely much older than 1920.) At this time, the DOB hasn’t yet approved any building plans for this site post-demolition. Do you think this will be a loss or a plus for the neighborhood?
Park Slope South to Lose More Wood [IMBY] GMAP
Photo by IMBY
This double duplex at 233 13th Street in South Slope mixes old and new with an open floor plan and somewhat pared-down interiors, wood-burning fireplace, wide plank floors, and a perfectly intact exterior with bay window. Did anyone check out the open house Sunday? What do you think of the property and its $2,350,000 price?
233 13th Street [Douglas Elliman] GMAP P*Shark
Daniel Goldstein has been in the news plenty for his work protesting the Atlantic Yards development, but today he graced the New York Times for a different reason: His South Slope neighbors disapprove of his home extension. (A similar story was published by the Daily News back in October 2011.) Goldstein is adding a deck, a hot tub and an extension to the back of the home he bought after Atlantic Yards developers demolished his apartment building, pictured. He received $3 million for the apartment in the way of Atlantic Yards, which he bought in 2003 for $590,000; he purchased his South Slope home in May 2011 for $812,000. Neighbors on either side said the addition will be bulky and out of context, although both have sold their homes and either moved out or are moving soon. (The new neighbors seem unconcerned about the home addition and more worried about the coming effects of Atlantic Yards.) Here’s a nice takeaway quote, from a neighbor who doesn’t care that Golstein says his plans are within the existing zoning regulations: “Just because you can do something doesn’t mean it’s morally right. This is like if you have a peaceful piece of property on a lake, and a Jet Ski comes through.”
For Former Opponent of Atlantic Yards, a Smaller-Scale Battle [NY Times]
This former Open House Pick at 303 13th Street in the South Slope is now in contract. It was originally asking $2.4 million and was last listed at $2,150,000. A reader who knows the area well wrote in to say that if the sellers are getting more than $2 million, this is a first for a South Slope frame house — possibly even for a frame house anywhere in the Slope. According to Streeteasy, the 1860s two-family last sold for $1,765,000 in 2008. You can still see the interior photos in the listing. Beautiful floors.
Open House Picks 6/22/12 [Brownstoner]
303 13th Street Listing [Douglas Elliman]
303 13th Street Listing [Streeteasy]
We’re really digging this lofty condo at the Ansonia at 438 12th Street, we’re just not sure we’d want to pay over $1,000 a foot in the South Slope. The living room has gigantic windows with unobstructed views to the south and west, and there’s even some private outdoor space in addition to three bedrooms. Still, $1,530,000 for 1,415 square feet?
438 12th Street, #6A [Brown Harris Stevens] GMAP P*Shark
We love to see FSBOs in the Brownstoner Marketplace so we took special note when this one at 299 13th Street popped up recently. The fifth-floor two-bedroom ain’t huge (especially that second bedroom) but it’s in good shape, has two exposures and perhaps most importantly is priced within range of mere mortals at $495,000. Maintenance is a manageable $623 a month. Not a bad entry point for the South Slope, is it?
299 13th Street, #5D [FSBO] GMAP P*Shark
Via a resident of the South Slope, we hear the following: “The residents of 20th st. have been lobbying CB7 and DOT for years. DOT finally did a study…and is unveiling it to the community on 5/30. It’s going to be a big deal, both pro and con, as it reroutes trucks onto 7th ave (along several schools and the off/on ramps to the Prospect Expressway iif the want to head west to the Gowanus Expressway via Prospect Ave. There’s also the change of direction on 21st. St. 20th St. will become one way eastbound.” Click through to see the full study that the city will be presenting to Community Board 7 on May 30th. (more…)
This two bedroom Slope apartment is at 373 12th Street, between 6th and 7th avenues. The rent of $2,400/month seems fair, even for an apartment a little south. It’s not a glamorous space and the bedrooms look a little on the small side. But it still strikes us as a very nice starter apartment. Your thoughts?
373 12th Street [Corcoran] GMAP P*Shark
On Saturday, loyal Brownstoner reader and commenter Snappy sent us the photo above, as well as the following note: “Some time today (not exactly sure when), a small portion of 18th Street between 4th and 5th Avenues simply gave way and collapsed. I spoke to an officer guarding the blocked off section and he estimated the hole to be approximately 18 feet deep! A few hours later, the DEP arrived on the scene and now there is a ConEd Emergency truck at the site as well. Perhaps they are all in “cya” mode, but I couldn’t get anyone to tell me what causes such collapses and why this particular collapse may have happened. I missed the actual collapse occurring so I don’t know if anyone was hurt.” The update as of yesterday was as follows: “Construction crews appeared to repair the problem. I spoke to a few of them who said the hole was about 14 feet deep, not 18 as reported yesterday. The cause was a cracked sewer pipe, akin to what happened not too long ago on Berkeley in Park Slope. The workers did a quicky job on the affected area, but said that eventually – though not likely any time soon – the whole street may need to be dug up to replace the entire length of sewer lines.” Click through for a few more photos she sent, including of the repairs. (more…)