Brooklyn Real Estate Six Months Later: One Sold, One in Contract, Two Still Available


    This week, our look back at four of our featured listings from six months ago focuses on homes in Clinton Hill, Bed Stuy and Brooklyn Heights. How did they fare?

    Our first one needs a bit of a polish but this 1890s Bed Stuy row house offers remarkably intact details such as plasterwork, mantels, a pier mirror and wainscoting. Inside, it’s divided up into two duplexes—in the lower duplex, surviving detail includes the pier mirror, plasterwork and a fireplace with mirrored overmantel. On the garden floor, the original dining room still has its wainscoting, a built-in china cabinet and mantel with tile surround but it’s set up as a bedroom with an en suite bath and walk-in closet. Outside is a rear garden with potential with a large concrete patio and some planting beds. This former House of the Day sold in February for $1.755 million, which was $40,000 below the original asking price.

    With soaring ceilings, stained glass windows and multiple levels of living space, this Brooklyn Heights apartment certainly doesn’t have a cookie-cutter interior. The Gothic Revival style flourishes are thanks to its location inside a converted 19th century church, and the unit has a quirky but spacious layout. Thanks to the 23-foot-high ceilings, three levels fit into the roughly 2,500-square-foot unit. There’s a vast central living space with a working fireplace, skylights, a dining nook and access to a private terrace. This former Co-op of the Day is still available for $1.895 million, which is $100,000 below the initial asking price.

    In true 1890s style, this next one, a Romanesque Revival row house, makes a grand curbside impression and the interior doesn’t stint on original detail, including mantels, wood floors, wainscoting, a stained glass skylight and an impressive central stair. The two-family also offers some modern touches, with more recent renovations to its kitchens and baths. Located in the Clinton Hill Historic District, the 16-foot-wide house is set up with a garden level apartment and an owner’s triplex above. As expected, the parlor level has the most impressive level of detail, including the wood-encased center stair hall with wainscoting, wood floor with inlaid border and a columned mantel with overmantel mirror. There are five bedrooms on the upper two floors, with a renovated full bath per floor. There are more mantels to be found along with an original passthrough complete with marble sinks and original built-ins, although they’ve lost their original mirrors. This former House of the Day is still available for $3,799,900, which is $450,100 below the previous asking price.

    The stepped gable exterior on this last one, a Brooklyn Heights townhouse, is rather distinctive and it also has a fine architectural pedigree — the Orange Street house was designed in 1926 by the Brooklyn firm of Slee & Bryson. The house hasn’t been on the market since the 1980s. It’s a two-family with a garden level apartment with basement access and a duplex above. There are some hints of original details including wood floors, built-in cupboards and some intriguing stained glass. For outdoor space, there’s a terrace on the top floor and a garden in the rear. This former Open House Pick entered contract in May.

    598 macdonough brooklyn bed stuy homes for sale

    598 MacDonough Street
    Price: $1.795 million
    Area: Bed Stuy
    Broker: Caldwell Banker Reliable (Harun S. Henry)
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    Sold in February for $1.755 million

    99 clinton street brooklyn heights

    99 Clinton Street, #9
    Price: $1.995 million
    Area: Brooklyn Heights
    Broker: Keller Williams (Richard Murray)
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    Still available for $1.895 million

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    210 st james place brooklyn home for sale

    210 St. James Place
    Price: $4.25 million
    Area: Clinton Hill
    Broker: Exp Realty (Alain DaSylveira)
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    Still available for $3,799,900

    70 Orange Street

    70 Orange Street
    Price: $5.95 million
    Area: Brooklyn Heights
    Broker: Vandenberg
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    Entered contract in May

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