This comparison is somewhat limited by the fact that neither listing provides interior photos (a sign, perhaps, of pilfered listings?) but we couldn’t resist posting because these two houses have the same broker (Bond New York who just started spending a lot of money on NY Times classifieds, it appears), are roughly the same size and are located just a block away from each other on Classon Avenue, generally considered the border between Clinton Hill and Bed Stuy. Going purely on architecture and price, we think the yellow brownstone house wins hands down. The facade is much more beautiful in our opinion, with lovely lintels and a much grander entrance. Plus, it’s $126,000 cheaper! The red brick house, by contrast, has almost no architectural detail and is marred by an ugly fire escape and ugly, non-historic window guards and metal door, none of which augurs well for what lies insider, we imagine. In addition, the yellow house is already better configured for an owner occupant with a duplex in place, as opposed to the red house that’s a four-family. We think the yellow house was on the market a few months ago, but cannot recall any specifics. Jog our memory?
Classon and Irving – Red [Bond New York]
Classon and Greene – Yellow [Bond New York]