Brooklyn Real Estate Six Months Later: Three Sold, One in Contract


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

    First up, because of the lavish details, this 1899 Axel Hedman-designed brownstone in the Stuyvesant Heights Historic District make it one of Brooklyn’s most coveted showpieces of the Renaissance Revival. The home has numerous fretwork screens; fluted, scrolled and wreathed moldings; seven original mantels, including three working gas fireplaces; a pier mirror with a built-in bench in the foyer; stained glass and a pier mirror with classical columns and griffin brackets in the parlor; inlaid and herringbone floors; a center hall stair; an original passthrough and built-in cabinets; and a window seat behind an elaborate fretwork screen in one of the bedrooms. After a slight price drop, this former House of the Day entered contract in August.

    Next, this two-bedroom condo in Park Slope that is carved out of a Renaissance Revival walkup apartment building. There’s not a shred of original detail left, but it is updated in the standard condo-style, what with the glistening kitchen machinery and white, white, and very white custom cabinets in the master bedroom, kitchen and bathroom. This former Condo of the Day sold in May for $1.075 million, which was $10,000 below the asking price.

    Then, we have a magnificent 25-feet-wide red-brick mansion in Park Slope that’s close to Prospect Park. The three-story structure is over an English basement with no stoop and a central entrance, characteristic of early 20th century row house designs blown out for high society living. It’s got five or six bedrooms if you keep all of the parlors, living and dining rooms, sitting rooms, library, and study in place, as shown on the floor plan — and they’re all appointed with no end of historical features. This former House of the Day sold in May for $4.5 million, which was $495,000 below the original asking price.

    Ending things this week, we have a compact standalone early 20th century wood-frame house from the Arts & Crafts era in Kensington. The single-family home appears to be in good move-in condition, with four bedrooms, 1.5 bathrooms, a wood-burning fireplace, parquet, stained glass, original staircase, and a dining room with paneled walls and a coffered ceiling. It may have a few unfortunate alterations — at some point, the siding was stuccoed over and the sunroom altered — but probably nothing that can’t be fixed. There is parking as well, in a driveway, and room to build a garage where one used to stand. This former Open House Pick sold in July for $1.645 million, which was $150,000 below the asking price.

    392 stuyvesant ave

    392 Stuyvesant Avenue
    Price: $2.699 million
    Area: Bed Stuy
    Broker: Urban View Realty (Walston Bobb-Semple)
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    Entered contract in August

    307 7th street

    307 7th Street, #2L
    Price: $1.085 million
    Area: Park Slope
    Broker: Corcoran (Kristin Miller)
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    Sold in May for $1.075 million

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    633 2nd street

    633 2nd Street
    Price: $4.995 million
    Area: Park Slope
    Broker: Corcoran (Jessica Buchman)
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    Sold in May for $4.5 million

    411 east 7th street

    411 East 7th Street
    Price: $1.795 million
    Area: Kensington
    Broker: Compass (Abigail Palanca)
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    Sold in July for $1.645 million

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