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


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

    First, an Italianate brick townhouse in Gowanus that has already attracted its share of press attention, renovated and decorated by the designer couple of Merrill Lyons of Lyons Design Studio and Charles Brill of Rich Brilliant Willing lighting. Located at 191A 8th Street, it was gutted and refinished with the latest “on trend” styles and colors. The result is certainly impeccably contemporary — and priced to match — with preserved details like marble mantels standing out all the more for the streamlined quality of everything else. This former House of the Day did not sell and is currently off the market.

    Next, we have an unusual duplex condo in Ditmas Park that is one of three units in what was originally a two-family Edwardian home fronted by two tiers of columned porches and a gabled roof. The duplex is split between the second floor and the basement, and the unit includes two driveway parking spots, a garage and a private backyard. This former Condo of the Day is still available at the discounted price of $1.299 million, and there’s an open house on December 8 from 1 pm to 2:30 pm.

    In Boerum Hill, we have this deceptively modest, fully detached pre-Civil War Greek Revival wood-frame house that has two floor-through apartments over a duplex and some beguiling qualities. The latter includes a 22-foot-wide lot, a large informally landscaped garden, mudroom rear addition, original black marble mantels, and a fretwork screen in a generously proportioned kitchen. There’s also a cellar hidden beneath. Somehow it’s all squeezed into what looks like a standard vinyl-covered townhouse. This former House of the Day did not sell and is currently off the market.

    And, to wrap things up this week in Park Slope, we have this large single-family townhouse that is an exceptionally well-preserved example of late 19th century upper-middle-class domesticity, enhanced with updates for the upper strata of our time. It has an elaborate entry with built-in seating and mirror, wainscoting, elaborate ceiling ornamentation and crown molding. The entry faces a staircase with a gentle curving first step abutting a columned newel that resembles a chess piece. Through the pocketed double doors is the front parlor, which is thoroughly festooned with the carved foliate detail, bracketing, fluting and plaster garlanding found throughout this specimen. This former House of the Day did not sell and is currently off the market.

    191a 8th street

    191A 8th Street
    Price: $3.195 million
    Area: Gowanus
    Broker: Douglas Elliman (Barton Barrett, Christina Abad, Cristina Criado)
    See it here ->
    Currently off the market

    551 rugby road

    551 Rugby Road #2
    Price: $1.495 million
    Area: Ditmas Park
    Broker: Compass (Alexandra Reddish, Madeleine Gallagher)
    See it here ->
    Still available for $1.299 million

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    446 State Street
    Price: $3.2 million
    Area: Boerum Hill
    Broker: Stribling & Associates (Emily Fisher)
    See it here ->
    Currently off the market

    131 lincoln place

    Photo by Allyson Lubow via The Corcoran Group

    131 Lincoln Place
    Price: $4.9 million
    Area: Park Slope
    Broker: Corcoran (Jessica Buchman, Kristin Miller)
    See it here ->
    Currently off the market

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