Brooklyn Real Estate Six Months Later: Three Sold, One Still Available


    This week, we look back at four of our featured listings from six months ago, focusing on homes in Park Slope, Borough Park, Cobble Hill and Carroll Gardens. How did they fare?

    Starting us off, we have this rather grand Renaissance Revival row house at 569 4th Street. It sits a half-block from Prospect Park in the Park Slope Historic District but the heart of this one is on the interior, with its double-door entrance opening into a parlor with a grand neo-Classical scroll-columned mantel, parquet with key-patterned borders, a front parlor with a fluted pier mirror and ornate foliate plaster crown molding, medallions and trim. This former House of the Day sold in May for $3.69 million, which was $95,000 below the original asking price.

    After that, we have a nicely updated two-bedroom co-op apartment that is one of the original two dozen or so Brooklyn housing cooperatives built by Finnish immigrants in the early 20th century. There’s a breakfast bar opening to a combined living and dining room, which has nice suspended built-in wood shelving along one wall, and windows on three exposures — a common feature in apartment buildings from the period. This former Co-op of the Day is still available for the original asking price of $495,000.

    Then we have a classic, just about flawless-seeming Greek Revival in Cobble Hill built in the decades just before the Civil War. Among the impeccable details are two wood-burning fireplaces, one in the front parlor with a white marble mantel, the other in the garden floor dining room with a classic Greek Revival black marble mantel. The garden floor is next level with its scenic wallpaper — in vogue when this house was built — and a passageway to the kitchen similar to a butler’s pantry that contains a built-in cupboard. This former House of the Day sold in May for the asking price of $5.5 million.

    Rounding things out this week, we have a four-story brick townhouse that has more original detail left than we often see in this neighborhood, such as marble mantels and wide floorboards. It has characteristic Italianate curved lintels but, unusually, the tall windows normally on the parlor level are located on the third floor, and whatever moldings may have been on the ceilings were presumably replaced by tin ceilings at a later date. This former Open House Pick sold in August for $1.68 million, which was $285,000 above the asking price.

    569 4th street

    569 4th Street
    Price: $3.785 million
    Area: Park Slope
    Broker: Halstead (Peter Grazioli)
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    Sold in May for $3.69 million

    4313 9th avenue brooklyn

    4313 9th Avenue, #3D
    Price: $495,000
    Area: Borough Park
    Broker: Corcoran (Peter Bracichowicz)
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    Still available

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    225 kane street

    225 Kane Street
    Price: $5.5 million
    Area: Cobble Hill
    Broker: Brown Harris Stevens (Jennifer H. Cooke)
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    Sold in May for $5.5 million

    127 third place

    127 3rd Place
    Price: $1.395 million
    Area: Carroll Gardens
    Broker: Brown Harris Stevens (Gregory Klein)
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    Sold in August for $1.68 million

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