Brooklyn Real Estate Six Months Later: Three Sold, One Now Available as a Pricey Rental


    This week, we look back at four of our featured listings from six months ago, focusing on homes in Fort Greene, Dumbo, Prospect Lefferts Gardens and Clinton Hill. How did they fare?

    Built around 1867 or 1868, our first home is a four-story two-family in the Fort Greene Historic District that is 21 feet wide with tall ceilings and nearly floor-to-ceiling windows on the parlor floor. Its many well-preserved details include handsomely carved marble mantels, pocket doors with etched glass, plaster crown molding, and the original curved staircase with (presumably) mahogany railing and newel post. This former House of the Day sold in August for $3,447,500, which was $247,500 below the asking price.

    Next, this impressive pied-à-terre for the 1 percent in Dumbo with singular views and considered minimalist modern design. Fittingly, its first owners were Eva and Michael Chow, the ’80s (and many other decades) scene maker and owner of the Mr. Chow chain of celebrity hotspot restaurants. This former Condo of the Day did not sell but is currently available as a rental for $18,950 a month.

    Then, we have this Renaissance Revival brownstone in the Prospect Lefferts Gardens Historic District that is part of a row of 17 designed by the prolific turn-of-the-last-century Brooklyn architect Axel Hedman. Its floral patterns, elaborate iron cornice, double entry doors with transom window, and dog-leg stoop were characteristic of one of the going styles in an emerging suburb in what had only recently been the village of Flatbush, incorporated into Brooklyn in 1894. This former House of the Day sold in June for $2.3 million, which was $50,000 above the asking price.

    Wrapping it up this week, a late 19th century brownstone in Clinton Hill that is fairly altered but its facade has strong features like incised patterns on the pronounced window and door surrounds and a very striking cornice with brackets that plunge below the top-floor windows. It’s got equally remarkable mantels along with updates like radiant heating, air conditioning, a renovated kitchen with stone-topped island, a landscaped backyard with a gas grill, and a master bedroom with built-in bookshelf, built-in drawers in a walk-in closet, and a spa-like 18-foot-wide bathroom. This former Open House Pick sold in August for $2.995 million, which was $100,000 below the asking price.

    259 clermont avenue

    259 Clermont Avenue
    Price: $3.695 million
    Area: Fort Greene
    Broker: Douglas Elliman (Douglas (Doug) Bowen, Zia O’Hara, Simon Anderson)
    See it here ->
    Sold in August for $3,447,500

    1 john street

    1 John Street, #PHC
    Price: $6.495 million
    Area: Dumbo
    Broker: Compass (Eric Sidman, Stephen Ferrara, Clayton Orrigo)
    See it here ->
    Did not sell, currently available for rent

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    239 lincoln road

    239 Lincoln Road
    Price: $2.25 million
    Area: Prospect Lefferts Gardens
    Broker: Brown Harris Stevens (Alina Ybera, Karesse Grenier)
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    Sold in June for $2.3 million

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    66 Clifton Place
    Price: $3.095 million
    Area: Clinton Hill
    Broker: Compass (Kristin Thomas)
    See it here ->
    Sold in August for $2.995 million

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