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


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

    While not abundant in square footage, our first one this week, an Art Deco-era studio, has all the benefits of apartments from that era. This includes a separate dining area, arched doorways and decent closet space. The co-op unit is on the third floor of The Mansion House, the six-story 1930s apartment building in Brooklyn Heights. The 107-unit elevator building has laundry and storage in the basement and an attended lobby. Maintenance for this unit is $774 a month. A former Co-op of the Day, it sold in June for $575,000, the broker told Brownstoner, which was $50,000 above the asking price.

    Next is an early 20th century single-family house in Kensington that offers some original details like wood floors, stained glass and coffered ceilings, along with a more recently renovated kitchen and bath. Most of the woodwork throughout the house, except for the floors with inlaid borders and the original stair, has been given a coat of white paint since it was last on the market. That includes the coffered ceilings of the first floor and the mantel and bricks of the fireplace in the living room. While the photos show a fire in that fireplace, the listing describes it as decorative. There’s a glimpse of what looks like original tile in the small foyer and a stained-glass skylight upstairs. There’s just one full bath in the house. Outside, the rear yard has a paved patio with room for seating and dining and planting beds along the sides. Although the sale has yet to hit public records, this former House of the Day sold in May for the asking price of $1.585 million, the broker confirmed.

    For a house that needs more than a fair amount of work, our next one, a Boerum Hill brick row house, comes with quite the price tag but there are also plenty of original details intact. While the exterior looks to be in fine shape with cast-iron railings on the stoop and a bracketed cornice, the interior appears mid project. The listing suggests “bring your architect” and the handful of listing photos shows ceilings with exposed lathe, wood floors in need of a bit of TLC and some walls down to the framing. The listing lacks a floor plan but notes the house has seven bedrooms and three bathrooms. Presumably, the latter needs some finishing; a glimpse of one shows a tub and some exposed plumbing. This former House of the Day entered contract in February.

    Wrapping up this week, this Renaissance Revival-style Park Slope brownstone offers an exterior with original details, including a deep cornice with fascia windows, and more on the inside, including mantels, woodwork, shutters and wood floors. It is a two-family with a triplex above a one-bedroom garden-level apartment and appears to be in move-in condition. The owner’s triplex includes the parlor level with rich detail and a renovated kitchen at the rear of the floor. Above are two floors of bedrooms with a renovated full bath per floor. This former Open House Pick entered contract in April.

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    145 Hicks Street, APT B36
    Price: $525,000
    Area: Brooklyn Heights
    Broker: Brown Harris Stevens (Brian Lehner)
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    Sold in June for $575,000

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    562 East 7th Street
    Price: $1.585 million
    Area: Kensington
    Broker: Compass (Laura Roxos)
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    Sold in May for $1.585 million

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    184a bergen street boerum hill

    184A Bergen Street
    Price: $3.15 million
    Area: Boerum Hill
    Broker: Corcoran (Kyle Talbott, Karen Talbott)
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    Entered contract in February

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    462 2nd Street
    Price: $3.995 million
    Area: Park Slope
    Broker: Corcoran (Jackie Torren, Charlie Pigott)
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    Entered contract in April

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