Brooklyn Real Estate Six Months Later: All Four Sold

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    This week, our look back at four of our featured listings from six months ago focuses on homes in Clinton Hill, Flatbush, Boerum Hill and Park Slope. How did they fare?

    First up, located in a World War II-era housing complex designed to solve a housing shortage for Navy officers and enlisted men, this Clinton Hill two-bedroom co-op has gotten some updates for modern living since construction. The layout is similar to other units we’ve written about in the complex, with a closet-filled foyer and a living room at one end of the unit and a bedroom at the other. This second floor unit is decked out with white walls and finishes and wood floors in all but the kitchen and bath. This former Co-op of the Day sold for $645,000, according to the broker (the sale has yet to hit public records), which was $14,000 below the asking price.

    With a wraparound porch and striking gambrel roofline, this detached home in the Flatbush micro nabe of South Midwood has curb appeal aplenty along with rich original interior details, oodles of bedrooms and a garage. The single-family dwelling, originally home to cartoonist Ferdinand G. Long and wife, Leta Larkin Long, still has plenty of its original interior detail intact, including columned wood mantels, wood floors with inlaid borders and wainscoting. Much of that is found on the main floor, which has a spacious hall or gallery, a living room with built-in bookshelves on either side of the mantel, a dining room, a half bath and a renovated kitchen at the rear. Upstairs are two floors of bedrooms with a full bath on each floor. There are eight bedrooms in total, any of which could easily work as home offices, playrooms or craft rooms if all that sleeping space isn’t required. This former House of the Day sold for $1.735 million, the agent told Brownstoner (the sale has yet to hit public records), which was $160,000 below the asking price.

    Likely dating from before the Civil War, this three-story frame house on Pacific Street in Boerum Hill has numerous rare original features combined with modern upgrades. Among the former are wide-plank floorboards, Greek Revival-style dark marble mantels and floor-to-ceiling windows on the parlor floor, and an original staircase with a curving mahogany banister. A modern kitchen in the rear of the parlor floor overlooks the garden through a bank of windows and is open to the dining room. The garden floor of the single-family house has been opened up and made over into a media room. Outdoor space includes a balcony on the top floor, a deck with stairs leading down to the garden off the parlor floor, and a deep garden with a patio. This former House of the Day sold in March for $3.35 million, which was $100,000 below the asking price.

    Filled with original details, including multiple mantels, this 1890s brownstone also has a storied location on Sportsmen’s Row near Prospect Park and is just across from the famed Montauk Club. Located in the Park Slope Historic District, the house hasn’t changed hands since the 1960s and presumably could use some updating. This former single-family house is now a legal two-family that’s currently set up as a three-family with a triplex above garden and parlor level units. With five floors and a two-story extension with its own staircase, the house — and its units — is spacious. None of the kitchens are shown in the listing photos, so some attention could be needed. A new owner might want to eliminate one of those kitchens and use the house as a two-family with a garden apartment. A former House of the Day, it sold in February for $3.375 million, which was $1.125 million below the initial asking price.

    185 clinton avenue interior

    185 Clinton Avenue, #2E
    Price: $659,000
    Area: Clinton Hill
    Broker: Douglas Elliman (Kathleen Perkins)
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    Sold in February for $645,000

    722 east 22nd street

    722 East 22nd Street
    Price: $1.895 million
    Area: Flatbush
    Broker: Compass (Shepard Skiff, Daniella Guetta)
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    Sold in April for $1.735 million


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    309 pacific street

    309 Pacific Street
    Price: $3.45 million
    Area: Boerum Hill
    Broker: Compass (Barbara Wilding, Jillian Woods)
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    Sold in March for $3.35 million

    18 8th avenue

    18 8th Avenue
    Price: $4.5 million
    Area: Park Slope
    Broker: Compass (Scott Klein, Paul Hyun)
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    Sold in February for $3.375 million

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