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

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    This week, for the first time in the new year, we look back at four of our featured listings from six months ago, focusing on homes in Ditmas Park, Crown Heights, Williamsburg and Flatlands. How did they fare?

    In Ditmas Park West, we start with this circa 1917 standalone wood-frame house that looks extremely spacious and has a garage and driveway, not to mention a porch and original details. It also looks to be in very good condition, at least in the photos. The house preserves lots of original details, including stained glass, a built-in bench in the foyer, parquet floors, pocket doors, and a coffered ceiling in the dining room. The latter is painted white, as is the rest of the trim; some prospective buyers may want to strip it to the original wood. A former House of the Day, it sold in September for $1.74 million, which was $55,000 below the asking price.

    Then, inside a stately early 20th century apartment building along Eastern Parkway, we have this two-bedroom on the top floor that gets good light on three exposures from an interior courtyard and a long wall of windows in the dining and living rooms. Its original details have been well maintained and include hardwood floors, fluted trim, French doors and wainscoting in the Arts and Crafts style in vogue at the time, but scaled down for an apartment-size budget. This former Co-op of the Day sold in September for $802,500, which was $52,500 above the asking price.

    After that, an unusual one: a slanted, corrugated townhouse in Williamsburg, completed three years ago and built from 21 shipping containers. Designed by LOT-EK, the firm of New York-based Italian architects Ada Tolla and Giuseppe Lignano, the building totals 4,539 square feet on a 25-by-100-foot lot with a garage and five bedrooms spread over four stories. Three of the floors have terraces, and the main living area combines kitchen, dining, living and a media room. This former House of the Day is currently off the market, according to the brokers, although the listing, which has always said “Coming Soon,” is still active on the Compass site.

    To end this week, we have an early 20th century corner house in Flatlands with a pale pink stucco Spanish Neo-Colonial-style exterior. A two-car garage in the backyard faces the side street. It appears to be in remarkably good condition, with a number of original details such as doors and parquet, although some buyers may wish to remove some carpeting in a few rooms. The updated kitchen has a pass-through to the dining room. A former Open House Pick, it sold in October for $720,000, which was $35,000 above the asking price.

    484 Rugby Road
    Price: $1.795 million
    Area: Ditmas Park
    Broker: Compass (Laura Rozos)
    See it here ->
    Sold in September for $1.74 million

    Photo by Al Siedman, courtesy of The Corcoran Group

    469 Eastern Parkway, #M
    Price: $750,000
    Area: Crown Heights
    Broker: Corcoran (Ariane Dembs, Heather McMaster)
    See it here ->
    Sold in September for $802,500


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    2 monitor street

    2 Monitor Street
    Price: $5.5 million
    Area: Williamsburg
    Broker: Compass (Jon Capobianco, Quinn Ferree)
    See it here ->
    Off the market

    flatlands

    Photo via The Corcoran Group

    3824 Avenue J
    Price: $685,000
    Area: Flatlands
    Broker: Corcoran (Eddie Ugrinsky)
    See it here ->
    Sold in October for $720,000

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