Brooklyn Real Estate Six Months Later: Two Sold, Two Off the Market

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

    First, a beguiling early 20th century single-family house with a deep porch shaded by a green striped awning that almost matches its striking bracketed cornice. The house also features a second-story rear terrace and a backyard with a brick patio surrounded by grass, vines and plantings. It retains Edwardian details, including a beautiful dining room with paneling, a full wall of cupboards and china cabinets and new William Morris wallpaper. Other notable features are bay windows, a center hall stair, moldings and diagonal floors with inlaid borders and knot-patterned corners. This former House of the Day sold in July for $1,260,842, which was $60,842 above the asking price.

    Next, there’s a well-located, well-groomed, but relatively compact prewar one-bedroom co-op in Prospect Heights. It’s located on the second floor of a modest early 20th century five-story, 46-unit brick walkup building, not far from the Brooklyn Public Library and Grand Army Plaza. The apartment has painted wood floors and apparently original if simple moldings. One of its best features is the nicely renovated kitchen featuring butcher block counters, wood cabinetry, and stainless steel backsplash and appliances. This former Co-op of the Day did not sell and currently off the market.

    As stately Park Slope mansions go, this Romanesque Revival brick and brownstone one designed by C.P.H. Gilbert in 1889-90 is certainly among the grander ones, at least in its street presence, though many of its more opulent interior details seem to have been lost to renovations going back all the way to 1911. In its current form, it appears to be mostly set up as a single-family although it is a legal two, with a kitchenette on the top floor. Inside, the living room features moldings, parquet floors with inlaid borders and a marble fireplace of relatively recent vintage. The original demarcation of the center-stair hall has been opened up, and a closet and bathroom inserted. (How well this works will have to be evaluated in person, since it appears only on the floor plan and not in photos.) This former House of the Day did not sell and is currently off the market.

    And, concluding our list this week, we have a refinished Italianate brownstone in Fort Greene with a very pronounced bracketed cornice and window and door hoods. It has extensive historic details like marble mantels, rounded doorways, crown molding, parquet and wood plank flooring, as well as a renovated kitchen and bathrooms, plus central air. Beyond the kitchen, its rear extension has been opened from the garden level to the parlor level to create a sunny atrium that opens to the garden. A legal two-family, it’s set up for one, with a garden-level bedroom-bath combination that looks to be designed as an in-law or nanny suite. This former Open House Pick sold in October for $4.485 million, which was $265,000 below the asking price.

    32 stephens court

    32 Stephens Court
    Price: $1.2 million
    Area: Flatbush
    Broker: Douglas Elliman (Rebekah Carver)
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    Sold in July for $1,260,842

    400 lincoln place

    400 Lincoln Place, #2A
    Price: $579,000
    Area: Prospect Heights
    Broker: Compass (Amanda Nelson)
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    Off the market


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    60 montgomery place

    Photos by Allyson Lubow via The Corcoran Group

    60 Montgomery Place
    Price: $5.995 million
    Area: Park Slope
    Broker: Corcoran (Charlie Pigott, Candace Shemmer)
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    Off the market

    brooklyn homes for sale

    50 South Portland Avenue
    Price: $4.75 million
    Area: Fort Greene
    Broker: Brown Harris Stevens (Terry Naini)
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    Sold in October for $4.485 million

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