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


    As we enter mid summer, we’re back to take another look at four of our featured listings from six months ago. This week, we’re focused on homes in Mapleton, Ditmas Park, Brooklyn Heights and Clinton Hill. How did they fare?

    A two-bedroom apartment in Clinton Hill is only for those who meet the income restrictions. But for those who do, it offers a nice amount of space along with prewar details and a location in the Clinton Hill Historic District. This unit is located on the fourth floor of the walk-up building and has a flexible layout. There are two bedrooms, each with a closet, and a living and dining room separated by French doors. The current owner has the dining room set up as a third bedroom, but open up those French doors and you have more living space or room for a home office. Income restrictions for buyers range from $99,500 to $153,500 a year for a family of one to five people, and the apartment must be the owner’s primary residence. The listing notes that gifting of the down payment or full purchase price is allowed, as is bank financing. Sellers in the building do pay a flip tax that is 50 percent of the profit made upon a sale — something to keep in mind should a buyer wish to sell later. Monthly maintenance on the unit is $622.60. A former Co-op of the Day, it is still available for $575,000.

    Next, a semi-detached brick house in Mapleton retains some of its original detail like a stepped and curved parapet and brackets. Inside, the single family is in estate condition but amidst the dropped ceilings and carpeting there are also details like original wall moldings, a pier mirror and parquet floors. Th kitchen has mid 20th century cabinets with original pulls and scalloped trim. The 18-foot-wide house has front and rear enclosed porches along with living, dining and kitchen on the first floor. Upstairs are four bedrooms and one full bath. The enclosed rear yard appears in need of a gardener with vision. This former Open House Pick sold in June for $830,000, which was $69,998 below the asking price.

    In the Ditmas Park Historic District, a once-grand Colonial Revival on Ocean Avenue has suffered neglect for decades. There aren’t any photos of the interior, but the listing mentions a “magnificent parlor” and an “incredible staircase.” The listing notes that the project is “not for the faint hearted” but for those with a bit of vision to recapture the former glory of the property. There are five to seven bedrooms, one bathroom, a large garden, carriage house and driveway that can accommodate several cars. A former House of the Day, it entered contract in May.

    Chances are if you have drooled over beautiful pictures of Brooklyn Heights architecture on Instagram, you have spotted this next one, a 19th century row house on Columbia Street. In addition to its picturesque exterior, the house offers interior details like marble mantels, wood floors, plasterwork, pocket doors and stained glass along with modern upgrades like a renovated kitchen and a wine cellar. All of that comes with an equally impressive price tag. There are five floors of living space in the 25-foot-wide house, plus a cellar with a “recreation/guest suite” and egress to the backyard. The slightly sunken garden level has a den and large kitchen with an expanse of white cabinets. Above are double parlors with a smaller side kitchen, and past that, three floors of bedrooms and lounge space. Outdoor spaces off three of the upper floors take advantage of the views. This former House of the Day is still available for $18.25 million.

    110 cambridge place clinton hill

    110 Cambridge Place, #4C
    Price: $575,000
    Area: Clinton Hill
    Broker: Wyllie Real Estate
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    Still available for $575,000

    interior of 1912 61st street

    1912 61st Street
    Price: $899,000
    Area: Mapleton
    Broker: RE/MAX Edge (Michael E. Napolitano)
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    Sold in June for $830,000

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    ditmas park brooklyn 1000 ocean avenue

    1000 Ocean Avenue
    Price: $1.5 million
    Area: Ditmas Park
    Broker: Corcoran (Vicki Negron, Gemma Sokoletsky)
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    Entered contract in May

    212 columbia heights row house for sale

    212 Columbia Heights
    Price: $18.25 million
    Area: Brooklyn Heights
    Broker: Leslie J Garfield (Ravi Kantha, Matthew Lesser, Gian Mitchell, Cameron LeCates)
    See it here ->
    Still available for $18.25 million

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