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


    This week, we look back at four of our featured listings from six months ago, focusing on homes in Bed Stuy, Brooklyn Heights and Clinton Hill. How did they fare?

    First, this well-preserved three-family in the Stuyvesant Heights Historic District that’s part of a row of Romanesque and Renaissance Revival houses built between 1894 and 1897 designed by Magnus Dahlander & Associates, the prolific Swedish native architect. A former House of the Day, it changed brokers and is still available for the asking price of $2.9 million, which is $100,000 less than the previous price tag.

    Next, a petite one-bedroom — maybe 500 square feet at best — that is situated in an unusual Romanesque Revival, late Victorian apartment building with a rusticated brownstone base, brick, and rounded cast iron bays with arched tops. Then there’s the odd front door that looks like it was made for Bilbo Baggins by Michael Graves, probably a 1940s neo-Colonial replacement. This former Co-op of the Day sold in March for $661,500, which was $116,500 above the initial asking price.

    Then, we have a unique one. Designed by Joseph G. and Mary L. Merz in 1964 in a mid-century modernist idiom, this townhouse at 44 Willow Place in Brooklyn Heights is one of three on the block by the architects, all of which reinterpret the Greek Revival colonnade row that once stood here as a sort of window-column sentinel. This former House of the Day sold in June for $3.2 million, which was $700,000 below the asking price.

    Wrapping up in Clinton Hill, there’s this rare carriage house that is set up with a two-car garage on the ground floor and a residential unit in the cellar, which has windows facing the enormous backyard, plus an apartment on the second floor. The listing floats the potential for an extension of the building, built in 1914, pending approval from the Landmarks Preservation Commission. In the photos, it looks like a cute country house — but a petite one. This former Open House Pick is still available for $2.95 million, which is $450,000 below the original asking price.

    256 decatur street

    256 Decatur Street
    Price: $3 million
    Area: Bed Stuy
    Broker: Halstead (Chris Manno)
    See it here ->
    Still available for $2.9 million

    149 Willow Street

    149 Willow Street, #3B
    Price: $545,000
    Area: Brooklyn Heights
    Broker: Corcoran (Sherri Polin)
    See it here ->
    Sold in March for $661,500

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    44 willow place

    44 Willow Place
    Price: $3.9 million
    Area: Brooklyn Heights
    Broker: Brown Harris Stevens (Joan Goldberg)
    See it here ->
    Sold in June for $3.2 million

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    361 Waverly Avenue
    Price: $3.4 million
    Area: Clinton Hill
    Broker: Corcoran (Paul Murphy, Carol Wang)
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    Still available for $2.95 million

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