Brooklyn Real Estate Six Months Later: Two Sold, One Still Available, One off Market


    We’re back to take another look at four of our featured listings from six months ago. This week, we have homes in Bay Ridge, Bed Stuy and Park Slope. How did they fare?

    First up this week is a Bay Ridge prewar studio both modest in size and price. It’s on the top floor of a six-story Art Deco-style co-op and has a classic layout with rooms opening up off a foyer with two closets and parquet floors. The parquet continues into the living space, which also has a picture rail and two windows. There’s a separate windowed galley kitchen with an all-white scheme — except for what appears to be wallpaper or veneer mimicking exposed brick on two walls. There’s an abundance of storage and room for a counter with stool seating. This former Co-op of the Day is still available for the asking price of $249,000.

    Siding and a 20th century parapet disguise the late 19th century origins of this next one, a frame row house in Park Slope’s South Slope. Set up as a two-family, it has a top floor rental and owner’s duplex. In the same hands for decades, the home has had some renovations over the years, including, most recently, a garden-level kitchen decked out in eastern white pine. There’s also a new roof and renovated stoop. This former Open House Pick sold in December for $1.9 million, which was $105,000 above the initial asking price.

    In Bed Stuy is an elaborate 1890s limestone with a wealth of unpainted woodwork and other original features — including mantels, pass-throughs and plasterwork — that makes it a prime candidate for restoration. It’s a two-family house set up with an owner’s triplex below a top floor rental. The owner’s triplex is where most of the original detail is found, starting at the entrance with original fretwork, stair, stained glass and wainscoting. The pier mirror in the parlor has lost its mirror and there’s a quirky spiral staircase leading up to a bedroom above, but those are easily remedied. The rear parlor has a carved wooden mantel, built-ins with glass doors and access to a rear deck. The original dining room on the garden level retains its parquet floors and wood mantel with overmantel mirror. Beyond is a renovated kitchen with light wood cabinets, an island and stone counters. The top floor of the triplex has two bedrooms connected via a pass-through, complete with original marble sinks, at least one in need of restoration. This former House of the Day sold in December for $1.85 million, which was $100,000 below the asking price.

    Last up this week, we have a lushly appointed Park Slope brownstone that has all the rich detail one would want in a house of its vintage along with the perks of a recent architect-designed renovation. That renovation, by architects Delson or Sherman, largely retained and restored existing original features while tweaking the floor plan and opening up the rear of the two-family house with walls of glass on the parlor and garden levels. Those original details include delicate plasterwork, mantels, unpainted woodwork, interior shutters and wood floors. The modern kitchen has pale blue cabinets, high-end fixtures — including a six-burner Lacanche stove — and a banquette next to the new wall of windows. The house’s five levels include two floors of bedrooms; outdoor space includes a terrace and roof deck. The garden level has a studio apartment or guest suite at the front and an office and sunroom at the rear. The cellar wasn’t ignored during the reno: It has climate-controlled wine storage, media room and another laundry. Located close to Grand Army Plaza and asking $6 million, this former House of the Day did not sell and is currently off the market.

    6707 ridge blvd

    6702 Ridge Boulevard, #6D
    Price: $249,000
    Area: Bay Ridge
    Broker: Madison Estate Downtown Ltd. (Brian Concannon, Ryan Dorogoff)
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    Still available for $249,000

    brooklyn homes for sale

    38 Windsor Place
    Price: $1.795 million
    Area: Park Slope
    Broker: Compass (Lisa Garcia, Cindy Fazio)
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    Sold in December for $1.9 million

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    162 bainbridge

    162 Bainbridge Street
    Price: $1.95 million
    Area: Bed Stuy
    Broker: Halstead (Tyson Lewis, Helen Alexandra Como Saghir)
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    Sold in December for $1.85 million

    226 lincoln place

    226 Lincoln Place
    Price: $6 million
    Area: Park Slope
    Broker: Compass (Libby Ryan, Maria Ryan)
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    Currently off the market

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