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


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

    We could write a whole special treatise on light vs. dark colors in the visual culture of brownstone Brooklyn based on this four-bedroom house in the Park Slope Historic District, part of a row designed by the prolific architect Axel Hedman. The townhouse at 602 6th Street was built circa 1909 in an eclectic neo-Classical style, its pale limestone facade inspired by the City Beautiful Movement of Daniel Burnham and Frederick Law Olmsted’s 1893 World’s Columbia Exposition in Chicago. This former House of the Day did not sell and is currently off the market.

    At not quite 900 square feet, this two-bedroom, two-bath brownstone condo in the Fort Greene Historic district is fairly modest in size, but its design and a terrace may amplify the sense of spaciousness. It’s located on the top floor of a four-unit 1860s Italianate building converted to condos in 2014 by Robert Litchfield Architect. The 22-foot-wide brownstone displays the characteristic bracketed cornice and heavy lintels of the era, as well as new industrial-style sconces and period-style lettering on the transom window at the entrance. This former Condo of the Day sold in February for $1.4 million, which was $101,000 above the asking price.

    This Greek Revival would-be brownstone belongs to a row of five built around 1850-55 within the Boerum Hill Historic District. Its parlor level has outstanding details like original black marble mantels, foliate crown moldings and ear moldings around the doors and windows. This former House of the Day sold in April for $3.85 million, which was $145,000 below the asking price.

    Finally, in Sheepshead Bay, a circa 1947 semi-detached, single-family brick home seems to be in good condition, with most of its original details intact. These include a classic mid-century kitchen and vintage pink and black bathroom. It has three bedrooms and a full bath on the second floor, a finished basement, and parking for two cars in the back. There’s some serious throwback green carpet in some of the rooms, and what appears to be new wood flooring elsewhere. This former Open House Pick sold in May for $639,999, which was $85,001 less than the asking price.

    602 6th Street
    Price: $4.895 million
    Area: Park Slope
    Broker: Compass (Maria Ryan and Libby Ryan)
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    Currently off the market

    256 Cumberland

    256 Cumberland Street, Unit PH
    Price: $1.299 million
    Area: Fort Greene
    Broker: Compass (Michael K. Davis, Marta Maletz, Saul Shapiro, Zina Raslan)
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    Sold in February for $1.4 million

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    395 pacific street

    395 Pacific Street
    Price: $3.995 million
    Area: Boerum Hill
    Broker: Douglas Elliman (James Kerby)
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    Sold in April for $3.85 million

    sheepshead bay

    2147 Batchelder Street
    Price: $725,000
    Area: Sheepshead Bay
    Broker: Fillmore Real Estate (Nancy Pecoraro)
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    Sold in May for $639,999

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