This week we’re looking back at four listings we featured six months ago to see how they fared. Two homes sold and both for above ask; the other two are still on the market.
First up, a former House of the Day, this Bed Stuy one-family, at 60 Monroe Street, has a feature not often found in a Brooklyn townhouse — a double-height library, rising from the middle of the basement floor. Set above it, reachable via a floating staircase, is a second-floor kitchen, with exposed steel ceiling beams. It makes for a distinctive home, and a fetching one in our view, though it’s not going to float everyone’s boat.
The property sold in May for $1.62 million, $20,000 over its $1.6 million ask.
Once a Condo of the Day, this Dumbo loft in a converted warehouse at 185 Plymouth Street, is giant, with 13.5-foot ceilings and nearly 3,000 square feet of space. It’s awfully nice as well, with exposed timber beams and posts, massive windows, and a view that takes in the Manhattan Bridge, the river and the city skyline. The living room, dining room and kitchen are open plan, as you’d want from a loft, and it makes for a vast and striking space. The bedrooms — three of them — reside at the opposite end.
The home is still listed for $4.248 million, $342,000 less than its former $4.59 million ask.
All the great details aren’t only in Ditmas Park — this freestanding, circa-1900 brick house, at 2218 Avenue M in Midwood, is spacious, appears to be in good condition and has a lot of potential. (Previously, it was a House of the Day). Pull up the carpet, repaint the pink and purple bedrooms, and you could really have a stunner here.
The property sold in June for $1.52 million, $125,000 over its $1.395 million ask.
In Boerum Hill on Wyckoff Street is a three-story brick home and former Open House Pick with a separate apartment on each floor. It looks to be in decent shape, but is low on character. So anyone looking to create a homey duplex or a triplex is going to have some work to do. Some nice original wide-plank floors though, and the house is 20 feet wide.
The home is still on the market for $2.395 million, $105,000 less than its former $2.5 million ask.
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