Brooklyn Real Estate Six Months Later: Three Sold, One Still Available


    We’re back to look at four of our featured listings from six months ago, focused on homes in Clinton Hill, Crown Heights, Park Slope and Flatbush. How did they fare?

    For someone with a creative eye, this first one, a two-bedroom apartment in Park Slope with original details, outdoor space and a bonus home office could really shine with just a few design tweaks. It’s located on the first floor of a four-unit co-op in a 19th century flats building. The floor-through apartment seems to have preserved its original floor plan over the years, including a windowed airshaft that provides some light and air to the interior rooms. With an entry that opens onto a hallway, the apartment is set up with a living room at the front, kitchen and bath along one side at the rear and bedrooms opposite. This former Co-op of the Day is still available for $1.275 million, which is $75,000 below the original asking price.

    Packed with stunning early 20th century detail, this next one, a single-family Flatbush home, offers plenty of room to spread out, a deep front porch for observing the neighborhood and guaranteed parking with a driveway and two-car garage. The interior of the house boasts spacious entertaining spaces on the first floor and six bedrooms spread out over the upper two floors. The first level is filled with original details with a mix of Arts and Crafts and Colonial Revival-style touches. The central foyer has leaded glass windows, a brick fireplace, wainscoting, wood floors with an inlay border, a beamed ceiling and a figurative newel post on the grand staircase, which is lit with a stained glass window. This former House of the Day sold in August for $1.96 million, which was $165,000 above the initial asking price.

    After that we have this single-family home in Crown Heights that has some attractive vintage features like pocket doors, moldings and wood floors along with some updates to the bathrooms and kitchen. In the same family for more than 50 years before it sold in 2016, the house was subsequently renovated and has updated bathrooms, a new open-plan kitchen, and a white and pale gray color scheme. The parlor floor still has original details, including pocket doors between the entry and parlor, parquet floors with a decorative border, wall moldings and picture rails. The tile mantel and hearth are still there in the middle parlor, complete with the original insert, medieval-inspired ironwork and built-in shelves on either side. This former House of the Day sold in October for $1.85 million, which was $400,000 below the initial asking price.

    Brimming with lush plasterwork, our last one this week is this Clinton Hill brownstone that has had a top to bottom renovation that included modern upgrades and restoration of original 1870s details. In the same family hands for decades, it was purchased in 2015 and the new owners undertook an extensive renovation. The finished project was featured as a house tour in the Fall/Winter 2017/18 edition of Brownstoner Magazine. Set up as a two-family with an owner’s triplex above a garden rental, the house is filled with original details such as pocket doors, marble mantels, plaster ceiling medallions and diagonal floorboards with inlay borders. The parlor level, which has a combined living and dining room in the front and kitchen in the rear, has intricately detailed plaster ceilings. This former House of the Day sold in October for $4.15 million, which was $100,000 below the initial asking price.

    park slope interior

    381 1st Street #1
    Price: $1.35 million
    Area: Park Slope
    Broker: Douglas Elliman (Aran Scot, Anthony Robles, Nicholas Dorr-Hanss)
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    Still available for $1.275 million

    flatbush exterior

    701 East 17th Street
    Price: $1.795 million
    Area: Flatbush
    Broker: Corcoran (Sherri Polin)
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    Sold in August for $1.96 million

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    1194 union street interior

    1194 Union Street
    Price: $2.25 million
    Area: Crown Heights
    Broker: Corcoran (Justine Lee-Mills)
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    Sold in October for $1.85 million

    clinton hill interior

    141 St. James Place
    Price: $4.25 million
    Area: Clinton Hill
    Broker: Douglas Elliman (Douglas (Doug) Bowen, Zia O’Hara)
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    Sold in October for $4.15 million

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