Bed Stuy Townhouse Record Jumps From $2.25 Million to $3 Million


Prices of townhouses in Bed Stuy are quickly catching up to Clinton Hill and Park Slope. A townhouse at 242 Gates Avenue in Bed Stuy — not far from the Clinton Hill border at Classon — closed for $3,000,000 in recent weeks, eclipsing the previous record of $2,250,000 at 22 Arlington.

The sale has not yet hit public records, but the listed price and status of the listing on the Corcoran website changed Wednesday. A listing agent did not respond to a request for comment.

The house at 242 Gates was asking $2,650,000, so the sale was for $350,000 over ask, although the house is only 16.67 feet wide. It featured an unusual renovation by seller Eli Fernald of Ground Architecture & Building, according to BK to the Fullest. We described the vibe as “brownstone meets factory in the woods” when it was a House of the Day in July.

It is a few doors down from another record setting house, a very large Parfitt Brothers-designed Queen Anne townhouse at 254 Gates Avenue that appeared to be in perfect original condition with updates when it sold for $2,200,000 in 2013.

The house at 242 Gates Avenue previously changed hands in 2007 for $749,000, before the current renovation. GMAP

Update: We just heard from Corcoran agent Zachary Stackell, who let us know the sale closed Wednesday, November 26, and confirmed the sale price was $3,000,000.

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