Brooklyn Real Estate Six Months Later: All Four Sold


    This week, we look back at four of our featured listings from six months ago, focusing on homes in Brooklyn Heights, Flatbush and its micro-nabe Beverly Square West. How did they fare?

    First, this elaborate 25-foot-wide circa 1848 Greek Revival townhouse in Brooklyn Heights is quite a Balkan celebration, with its five stories, columned parlor level supporting an open 16-foot span, two French doors with muntins and transoms leading to a brick terrace, dentil crown moldings, and doors and windows framed with ear moldings. It has five wood-burning fireplaces (that’s a lot!) and central air. This former House of the Day sold in June for $7.15 million, which was $845,000 below the asking price.

    Next, we have a two-bedroom coop in Brooklyn Heights that is only steps from the promenade, which granted may not be a selling point at this moment, but someday. It’s got a kitchen renovated according to the going style, with white cabinets, marble countertop and shiny new appliances, as well as nicely preserved early 20th century period details. This former Co-op of the Day sold in in August for $1.16 million, which was $75,000 above the initial asking price.

    After that, we have a recently renovated circa 1920s Tudor home that would be unremarkable in any streetcar suburb but strikes an exotic note in Brooklyn, where simply having windows on all sides is surprising. Located at 493 East 23rd Street, the 2,000-square-foot-plus standalone house fills most of its lot, leaving room for two petite gardens in the front and rear. This former House of the Day sold in May for $1.474 million, which was $25,000 below the asking price.

    And finally, we have a huge standalone early 20th century home in a Flatbush micro-nabe Mary Kay Gallagher calls Beverley Square West. Set on a corner, it has a wraparound porch (with some unfortunate alterations) and a two-car garage. Originally a one-family, it was converted to two but currently sports three kitchens — which could pose financing snags. Inside are more unfortunate alterations such as drop ceilings, tile floors, baseboard heating and slab doors, but intact original details include parquet, a beautiful staircase with carved wood details and coffered ceilings. This former Open House Pick sold in June for $1.775 million, which was $320,000 below the asking price.

    270 henry street

    270 Henry Street
    Price: $7.995 million
    Area: Brooklyn Heights
    Broker: Brown Harris Stevens (Phyllis D. Norton-Towers)
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    Sold in June for $7.15 million

    62 pierrepont street

    62 Pierrepont Street, #3B
    Price: $1.085 million
    Area: Brooklyn Heights
    Broker: Douglas Elliman (Martha Ellman, Mayrel Glick)
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    Sold in August for $1.16 million

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    493 east 23rd street

    493 East 23rd Street
    Price: $1.499 million
    Area: Flatbush
    Broker: Douglas Elliman (Rebekah Carver)
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    Sold in May for $1.474 million

    284 stratford

    284 Stratford Road
    Price: $2.095 million
    Area: Beverly Square West
    Broker: Corcoran (TJ Verdiglione, John Gasdaska)
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    Sold in June for $1.775 million

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