Brooklyn Real Estate Six Months Later: Two Sold, One in Contract and One Still Available

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    Another week, another opportunity to look back at four of our featured listings from six months ago, focusing on homes in Bed Stuy, Park Slope, Cobble Hill and Prospect Lefferts Gardens. How did they fare?

    Advertised as one of the best built houses in the city in 1893, our first house is this impressive Queen Anne brownstone in need of renovation. It has some extravagant details, including Gothic ornament on the exterior and seven elaborate mantels on the interior. This former House of the Day is still available for the asking price of $1.5 million.

    After that, we have a one-bedroom co-op apartment in a 1936 Art Deco elevator building in Park Slope that has a number of attractive points: vintage accents, location, layout and an updated kitchen. It’s located in the Park Slope Historic District near Prospect Park and Grand Army Plaza on a site that was once the garden of the Charles Feltman mansion — Feltman being the pre-Nathan’s Coney Island vendor credited with inventing the hot dog in a bun. This former Co-op of the Day sold in December for $700,000, which was $10,000 above the asking price.

    There’s a lot to unpack in this next one, a circa 1847 townhouse in the Cobble Hill Historic District. What we can say with some certainty is that the four-story, 25-foot-wide brick beauty was originally built in the Gothic Revival style. It has four original marble mantels inside to prove it — two black with gold veins and two brown — along with an old heating stove, wide planks floors in an upper hall, and a mixture of hardwood and parquet elsewhere. The layout is for two duplexes, with kitchens in the rear of the garden level and second floor, a laundry room on the top, and a garden in back paved with stones, based on the floor plan. This former House of the Day sold in September for $4.5 million, which was $300,000 below the asking price.

    Lastly, in Prospect-Lefferts Gardens, a limestone row house, quite possibly Renaissance Revival with its wreathed cornice and mantels, presents somewhat of a palimpsest with its virtually rendered staging that still has holes in the floor. Its actual condition is uncertain, but it does appear to have been at least partially if not completely renovated, according to the listing. This former Open House Pick entered contract earlier in January.

    851 jefferson

    851 Jefferson Avenue
    Price: $1.5 million
    Area: Bed Stuy
    Broker: Halstead (Ban Leow, Howard Ramlal)
    See it here ->
    Still available for $1.5 million

    140 8th avenue

    Photo by Ryan Lahiff of RISE Media courtesy of The Corcoran Group

    140 8th Avenue, #6J
    Price: $690,000
    Area: Park Slope
    Broker: Corcoran (Judith Lief)
    See it here ->
    Sold in December for $700,000


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    187 amity street

    187 Amity Street
    Price: $4.8 million
    Area: Cobble Hill
    Broker: Douglas Elliman (Alex Calabretta)
    See it here ->
    Sold in September for $4.5 million

    386 hawthorne street

    363 Hawthorne Street
    Price: $1.299 million
    Area: Prospect Lefferts Gardens
    Broker: Re/max Real Estate Professionals (Pamela Bost-Mincey)
    See it here ->
    Entered contract in January

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