Brooklyn Real Estate Six Months Later: Two Sold, One Off Market, One Still Available


    Once again, we return to look back at four of our featured listings from six months ago, focusing on homes in West Midwood, Brooklyn Heights, Caton Park and Gowanus. How did they fare?

    We start with a nicely preserved and updated Edwardian seven-bedroom house in West Midwood with a two-car garage in back and an alluring street presence. The inside is set up with all the main living areas on the first floor, with two floors of bedrooms above. The place is loaded with Edwardian details in apparently pristine condition, the baths are renovated, and the kitchen has been updated. This former House of the Day is still available at the reduced price of $1.9 million.

    Next, a 1963 co-op in Brooklyn Heights, directly across the block from the impressive 1850 Plymouth Church that was built right on the cusp of the formation of the Landmarks Commission. On the third floor of the 52-unit building, this one-bedroom unit has a sizable foyer with a coat closet. The main room has enough space for dining and lounging, hardwood floors, molding, and a large tripartite window at the far end. French doors break up the space and lead into the bedroom, which has a double window and two sets of closets. This former Co-op of the Day sold in January for $615,000, which was $45,000 below the asking price.

    After that, we have a large shingled wood-frame Edwardian single-family house in the Caton Park micro-nabe with a gabled roof, large front porch, a private driveway, one-car garage and both front and back yards landscaped with stones and plantings. Details like original wood doors, built-in bookshelves, a breakfast nook and benches, stained glass, and a staircase with floriate ornamentation on the newel post give this circa 1906 home plenty of period character. The nicely renovated kitchen and bathrooms and central air make it especially functional and move-in ready. This former House of the Day did not sell and is currently off the market.

    Wrapping up, we have an unassuming wood-frame townhouse — likely dating from the mid-19th century — with replacement siding and aluminum awnings in Gowanus. Inside it’s been updated with an open floor plan on the garden level. The living area and kitchen have been opened up, an island inserted between, yet its vintage mid-20th century kitchen remains intact, adorned by newer appliances. The dining room is in the rear of the first floor with a doorway into a well-tended vegetable garden with raised beds. Few if any original details remain, but it seems to be in good condition in photos, and there’s a third floor rental with similar kitchen cabinets. This former Open House Pick sold in November for $1.5 million, which was $250,000 below the asking price.

    777 Rugby

    777 Rugby Road
    Price: $2.275 million
    Area: West Midwood
    Broker: Compass (Laura Rozos)
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    Still available for $1.9 million

    54 orange street

    Photo via The Corcoran Group

    54 Orange Street, #3G
    Price: $660,000
    Area: Brooklyn Heights
    Broker: Corcoran (Chris Cavorti, Donald Lai)
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    Sold in January for $615,000

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    57 Marlborough Road
    Price: $2.8 million
    Area: Caton Park
    Broker: Douglas Elliman (Rebekah Carver, Jared LaFrenais)
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    Currently off the market


    Photo via The Corcoran Group

    200 11th Street
    Price: $1.75 million
    Area: Gowanus
    Broker: Corcoran (Deborah Rieders, Sarah Shuken)
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    Sold in November for $1.5 million

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