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


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

    We start in Flatbush with a standalone early 20th century Arts and Crafts house with a porch and garage that possesses a lot of endearing qualities. Classical columns punctuate large openings between the main rooms on the ground floor, and a dining room is a showpiece of the era, with a huge built-in china cabinet, coffered ceiling, wood paneling, and stained and leaded glass. This former House of the Day entered contract in August.

    Then, we move to the first of two Park Slope homes this week. Here’s an Edwardian unit that has a rare four bedrooms in addition to a dining room. That said, also in true Edwardian fashion, it is located on the top floor of a four-story walkup and has only one bathroom. The living room is on the small and narrow side but adequate and seems to have most of its original details intact, as do the other rooms. This former Co-op of the Day entered contract in September.

    After that, we have a grand brownstone designed by fin de siècle Brooklyn architect Benjamin Driesler. Features include a conservatory and a splendid dining room with coffered ceilings, an elaborate built-in china cabinet, and a columned and mirrored mantel with an onyx fireplace surround. Elsewhere are more mantels with classical columns and carved wreaths, pier mirrors and brightly colored stained glass. This former House of the Day entered contract in July.

    And, moving to Bay Ridge to wrap things up this week, we have a barrel-fronted townhouse with details that include bordered parquet floors, a wood mantel and exposed brick in the parlor, a coffered ceiling and plate rail in the dining room, a carved newel post topped by a light on the staircase, stained glass and three skylights. This former Open House Pick sold in July for $1.3 million, which was $65,000 below the original asking price.

    2681 Bedford Avenue
    Price: $1.675 million
    Area: Flatbush
    Broker: Brooklyn Properties (Hal Lehrman)
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    Entered contract in August

    513 8th avenue

    513 8th Avenue, #4
    Price: $1.495 million
    Area: Park Slope
    Broker: Corcoran (Shannon Insana)
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    Entered contract in September

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    598 2nd street

    598 2nd Street
    Price: $4.75 million
    Area: Park Slope
    Broker: Corcoran (Lesley Semmelhack, Amanda McAvena)
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    Entered contract in July

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    550 76th Street
    Price: $1.365 million
    Area: Bay Ridge
    Broker: Halstead (Peter Grazioli, Bernadette Mitchell)
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    Sold in July for $1.3 million

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