Brooklyn Real Estate Six Months Later: Three Sold, One in Contract


    As we enter the month of March, we’re back to take a look at four of our featured listings from six months ago. This week, we’re focusing on homes in Prospect Park South, Bay Ridge, Park Slope and Prospect Heights.

    In the Prospect Park South Historic District, this roomy two-bedroom prewar offers plenty of fresh air and the feel of a maisonette or penthouse. With an expansive terrace, three exposures and as many entrances, the second-floor unit has a spacious layout. Some original details, including wood floors, arched openings and radiator covers, were kept as part of a renovation by the seller that incorporated new built-ins, increasing the storage. This former Co-op of the Day sold in December for $955,000, which was $10,000 above the asking price.

    There’s an unexpected amount of original detail on the interior of this next one, an early 20th century row house in Bay Ridge. And while it might need some style upgrades, it offers a bit of space along with period features. The home has been in the same family since at least the 1970s and appears to be in fine repair. A formal parlor, dining room, living room and kitchen are grouped together on the first floor. Upstairs are four bedrooms, two of them decent size and with a passthrough closet in between. There’s an unfinished basement that, going by the floor plan, appears to include a utility sink and storage along with the expected mechanicals. This former House of the Day is in contract, the listing agent told Brownstoner.

    Moving on to Park Slope, this petite wood-frame single-family townhouse has been given a simple, modern renovation by its owners that does not seem incongruous for the modest 19th century Italianate home. The only traces of its beginnings are the original cornice, now exposed, and the curving mahogany-railed staircase. The garden floor is an open, flexible space. The open-plan parlor floor contains a living area with a modern concrete fireplace, a thoughtfully designed kitchen and a dining area with access to a landscaped garden with built-in seating. On the top floor are two bedrooms and a large skylit bathroom with a claw-foot tub and separate shower. The exterior has new dark gray siding and a bright red front door. This former Open House Pick sold in January for $2.4 million, which was $195,000 below the asking price.

    After a recent renovation, this petite 1870s Prospect Heights two-family brownstone has a statement-making bright green kitchen and modern finishes throughout. Set up as a triplex and a garden-level studio apartment, the home was renovated in 2017. The substantial alterations included all new kitchens, baths, exposing some brick walls, and new heart-pine floors that, according to the listing, were reclaimed from the Biltmore Hotel in Clearwater, Fla. It’s relatively narrow at 17 feet and the parlor level has a petite front parlor with an exposed brick wall and a kitchen with space for a dining room table at the rear. Upstairs are two bedrooms, both with built-in storage, wood floors and exposed brick. The garden level has a studio apartment as well as — for the triplex — a media room or bedroom, laundry and rear garden access, plus a not-yet-built-out room with plumbing in place for a bathroom. This former House of the Day sold in February for $2.849 million, according to the listing (the sale has not yet hit public records).

    living room

    1409 Albemarle Road, #2A
    Price: $945,000
    Area: Prospect Park South
    Broker: Corcoran
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    Sold in December for $955,000

    bay ridge interior

    83 73rd Street
    Price: $1.3 million
    Area: Bay Ridge
    Broker: Velsor Realty
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    In contract

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    park slope interior

    244 12th Street
    Price: $2.595 million
    Area: Park Slope
    Broker: Douglas Elliman
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    Sold in January for $2.4 million

    165a st marks avenue interior

    165A St. Marks Avenue
    Price: $2.85 million
    Area: Prospect Heights
    Broker: Compass
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    Sold in February for $2.849 million

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