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


    As we finally enter spring, we’re back to take a look at four of our featured listings from six months ago. This week, we’re focused on homes in Cobble Hill, Prospect Heights, Flatbush and Park Slope. How did they fare?

    First up this week, we have an apartment in an 1840s row house in Cobble Hill that offers two floors of space as well as a stylish reno. Just a block away from the shops and amenities of Court Street, it is located in the Cobble Hill Historic District. The unit has an open plan living room and kitchen along with a half bath on the parlor floor. On the garden level below are two bedrooms, office space and a full bath with laundry. The space got an update by the architect owner after it was last sold in 2016. This former Co-op of the Day sold in February for $1.605 million, which was $5,000 above the asking price.

    Next, in Flatbush, this house is located in a cul-de-sac of charming Colonial Revival red brick houses with white trim completed in 1916 and known as Martense Court. It appears to be in immaculate condition, with an updated kitchen and bathrooms and plenty of historic details. The latter include white-painted columns, a red brick fireplace, arches, parquet floors, and a paneled and coffered dining room. Upstairs are four bedrooms, and the house has 2.5 bathrooms. The single-family house has a basement apartment that would make a convenient in-law or au pair suite or playroom, although it could pose issues with financing and cannot legally be rented out. A former Open House Pick, the house sold in January for the asking price of $1.695 million.

    After that, this Prospect Heights row house has a wealth of original details that are sure to appeal to a true brownstone aficionado. Located within the Prospect Heights Historic District, it is technically a two-family, and has a traditional layout with dining and kitchen on the garden level, front and rear parlors above and two floors of bedroom space. The house is still packed with vintage details, including fretwork, a pier mirror, hardware, stained glass and impressive mantels with their original brass inserts along with some more unexpected surviving features. Out back there’s a landscaped garden with a concrete patio, paved pathway and planting beds. This former House of the Day sold in December for $3.155 million, which was $440,000 below the initial asking price.

    Last up, this imposing manse just steps away from Prospect Park has a surfeit of the details one would expect from an 1880s Park Slope brownstone. Its treasures include mantels, pocket doors, moldings, plaster medallions, a pier mirror and stained glass. Set up as a two-family, it has a one-bedroom garden apartment with an owner’s triplex above. An old listing shows the house has had some style tweaks since it was last on the market in 2013, but the renovations appear to have left all the rich detail intact. There are four bedrooms on the upper two floors, some with elaborate wood mantels with overmantel mirrors. There’s a full bath on each floor as well, and one of those retains its original stained glass window and a delicate floral accent tile that, if not original, is certainly in keeping with the era. This former House of the Day is still available for $5.95 million, a reduction of $300,000 from the initial asking price.

    314 clinton street brooklyn interior

    314 Clinton Street, #1
    Price: $1.6 million
    Area: Cobble Hill
    Broker: Compass (Mark Jovanovic, Sarah Riegle)
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    Sold in February for $1.605 million

    14 martense court

    14 Martense Court
    Price: $1.695 million
    Area: Flatbush
    Broker: Corcoran (Emma James)
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    Sold in January for $1.695 million

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    382 sterling place interior

    382 Sterling Place
    Price: $3.595 million
    Area: Prospect Heights
    Broker: Suzanne J. Forrester Real Estate Brokerage
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    Sold in December for $3.155 million

    43 eighth avenue interior

    43 8th Avenue
    Price: $6.25 million
    Area: Park Slope
    Broker: Douglas Elliman (Lindsay Barton Barrett, Christina Abad, Bradley Rodenberg)
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    Still available for $5.95 million

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