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


    Our look back at four of our featured listings from six months ago focuses on homes in Brooklyn Heights, Manhattan Beach and Bay Ridge. How did they fare?

    First up, we have a one-bedroom apartment that offers an alluring brownstone view, an appealing layout and a location steps away from the Brooklyn Heights Promenade. It’s in the building dubbed The Breukelen, a nod to the Dutch colonial town. The apartment opens into a small foyer with the living room, dining nook and kitchen on one side and bedroom and bath on the other. The living room and dining nook have parquet floors, white walls and plenty of room for arranging a work-from-home space if needed. The building is pet friendly and has a doorman, live-in super, laundry room, fitness room, storage and bike room. There’s also a roof deck with a view of the harbor. Maintenance for this unit is $1,732 a month. This former Co-op of the Day entered contract in December.

    An early 20th century house made of brick and stucco, this semi-detached Bay Ridge home on 70th Street appears to be in move-in condition and comes with a garage. It’s been extensively renovated but retains plenty of original details as well as a new kitchen and baths. The mechanicals and roof are all new, according to the listing, and there is central air. Outdoor spaces include a deck, the backyard and a terraced front garden with sprinklers. This former Open House Pick sold in February for $1.3 million, which was $51,000 above the initial asking price.

    There’s an unexpected delight for the old house lover inside this 1930s Tudor-style house in Manhattan Beach. It’s in estate condition, so the standalone house could use some attention, but it also boasts a period kitchen, complete with metal-trimmed countertop, and two pink and green Deco-era bathrooms. There isn’t a floor plan, but according to the listing the first floor unit has four bedrooms and the second floor has three. Photos show the interior needs some love but it has some of the expected details of the period, including parquet floors, arched doorways and simple moldings. Set back from the street, the house has a front yard as well as green space in the rear and on one side. On the other side is a driveway leading to a one-car garage. This former House of the Day is still available for the asking price of $2,599,999.

    While the exterior of this 1850s brick row house is as expected for the Brooklyn Heights Historic District, the interior reveals playful and irreverent design choices spread across four floors of living space. If it looks familiar, it might be because the art-filled interior was featured in a house tour in Brownstoner magazine in 2019. A two-family home, it’s used as a single-family. The parlor level has an open floor plan with dining room at front, kitchen at center and a living room with a wall of windows in a rear extension. Most of the original interior details had already vanished by the time the current owners purchased and overhauled the interior. A detail that remains on the parlor floor, the original newel post, doesn’t exactly fade into the woodwork — it’s painted bright pink. The upper level includes three bedrooms and two full baths, including one that’s been fully overhauled and outfitted with colorful vintage fixtures. The house also has colorful wallpaper and four-zone central air. This former House of the Day entered contract in March.

    57 montague street brooklyn heights

    57 Montague Street, #2C
    Price: $699,000
    Area: Brooklyn Heights
    Broker: Douglas Elliman (Scott Hockens, Tracie Hamersley)
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    Entered contract in December

    bay ridge home for sale

    87 70th Street
    Price: $1.249 million
    Area: Bay Ridge
    Broker: Compass (Helen Chee, Rezwan Sharif)
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    Sold in February for $1.3 million

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    4152 ocean avenue

    4152 Ocean Avenue
    Price: $2,599,999
    Area: Manhattan Beach
    Broker: Century 21 MK Realty
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    Still available

    286 hicks street brooklyn heights

    286 Hicks Street
    Price: $6.25 million
    Area: Brooklyn Heights
    Broker: Corcoran (Deborah Rieders)
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    Entered contract in March

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