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


    Each week, we check on the status of four of our featured listings from six months ago — below, you’ll find homes in Flatbush, Boerum Hill, Brooklyn Heights and the Columbia Street Waterfront District. How did they fare?

    First up this week, we have a two-bedroom loft that offers some shared outdoor space and industrial details, such as high ceilings and wood beams, as befits the building’s former use as a factory. It’s located in the Columbia Waterfront District, which is a bit of a walk from the nearest subway, but that might not be an issue for those in work from home mode. It’s on the third floor, and has the aforementioned high ceilings and wood beams left over from its industrial days, along with wood-slatted ceilings in the living room and bedrooms. Those three rooms stretch along the length of the unit with one window each. Dining room, kitchen and full bath are opposite. This former Condo of the Day sold in December for the asking price of $875,000.

    This next one, a detached Colonial Revival-style single family home that offers parking, bedrooms galore and an interior stuffed with original details, is located in the micro nabe of Beverley Square East. It was designed with generous entertaining spaces on the first floor, including a large foyer, parlor, library and a dining room in addition to an updated kitchen. The upper two floors hold seven bedrooms, a full bath and laundry. This former House of the Day entered contract in March.

    After that, we have this 1850s brick townhouse in the Boerum Hill Historic District that offers an attractive exterior with its turquoise front door, bright flowers in window boxes, historic ironwork and original cornice. Inside, Italianate era details include a curving staircase, ear moldings, plaster arches and marble mantels. A legal three-family, according to PropertyShark, it is set up as two floor-through apartments over an owner’s duplex, the photos show (although the floor plan describes a double duplex). The upper story — which boasts wide-plank floors, impressive rooftop clerestory windows or skylights, and a blue-tiled kitchen — would make a fine artist’s studio, the listing notes. There is a rear deck off the parlor floor, and the backyard is attractively landscaped with bluestone and gravel patios and planting beds. This former Open House Pick is still available for $3.95 million, which is $445,000 below the previous asking price.

    Last, but certainly not least, we have a rare bit of mid-century modern amidst the 19th century rows of Brooklyn Heights. This 1960s Willow Place abode was home to the architects behind its design, Joseph and Mary Merz, one of three the couple designed on the block to sympathetically fill the long-vacant lots they purchased on the scenic street. The home has remained in the family since its construction and the interior retains its 1960s style with custom built-ins and a mix of modern and natural materials including steel, maple, redwood and tile. The couple founded their firm, Merz Architects, in 1960 and used the house’s English basement for their architectural practice. It still has three windowed offices along with two full baths and storage. This former House of the Day sold in January for $5.8 million, which was $1.15 million below the initial asking price. The new owner, who appears to be a tech and real estate entrepreneur, paid all cash, documents show.

    29 Tiffany Place

    29 Tiffany Place, #3-L
    Price: $875,000
    Area: Columbia Street Waterfront District
    Broker: Compass (Nick Ferrone, Julie Cohen)
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    Sold in December for $875,000

    340 east 18th street exterior

    340 East 18th Street
    Price: $2 million
    Area: Flatbush
    Broker: Compass (Dylan Hoffman, Andrew T. Corso)
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    Entered contract in March

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    221 dean

    221 Dean Street
    Price: $4.395 million
    Area: Boerum Hill
    Broker: Douglas Elliman (James Kerby)
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    Still available for $3.95 million

    joseph and mary merz house 48 willow place

    48 Willow Place
    Price: $6.95 million
    Area: Brooklyn Heights
    Broker: Corcoran (Deborah L. Rieders, Sarah Shuken, Raquel Lomonico)
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    Sold in January for $5.8 million

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