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


    This week, our look back at four of our featured listings from six months ago focuses on homes in Kensington, Fort Greene, Bed Stuy and Park Slope. How did they fare?

    The first one, a Park Slope one-bedroom, isn’t particularly spacious but it does benefit from a private terrace that offers up a generous amount of outdoor space. There is also a rather fetching mix of 19th and 20th century details on the interior of this second-floor unit, including a columned wood mantel with brass insert and the wood trim around the bay window of the living room, along with Deco touches in the kitchen and the jadeite green bathroom. In addition to the private outdoor space with this unit, the building is located less than a block away from the green oasis of Prospect Park. The listing notes it is a cat-friendly walk-up building with common laundry, storage and bike storage available. Maintenance fees for this unit are $620 a month. This former Co-op of the Day is still available for the asking price of $585,000.

    Next, in Kensington, this early 20th century bow-front house is at the end of a row, giving it the benefit of windows on the side and a bit of a side yard. It also boasts a two-car garage and solar panels. The single-family home has living, dining and a kitchen with a windowed breakfast nook on the first floor and four bedrooms and an office above. Original details include wood floors and picture rails. For storage, there are plenty of built-ins including bookshelves in the living room and the breakfast nook. The finished basement includes another home office and a laundry room. This former Open House Pick sold in April for $2.22 million, which was $25,000 above the original asking price.

    Located on a verdant stretch of Stuyvesant Avenue in Bed Stuy is a two-family limestone that hasn’t changed hands since the 1960s and is overflowing with original, unpainted woodwork. There are mantels, wainscoting, columned partitions, a pier mirror and more. Within the Stuyvesant Heights Historic District, the circa 1910 house is set up with a top-floor apartment above an owner’s duplex — or triplex if you count the finished cellar with laundry. The duplex’s detail-filled triple parlor has a stair hall with a mantel and wainscoting; a front parlor has pier mirror and stained glass; and the dining room has more wainscoting, a plate shelf and coffered ceiling. Upstairs are three bedrooms and a full bath. There is original detail to be found in the top floor rental unit, including stained glass, wood floors and a mantel. In addition to laundry and storage space, the listing photos show an unexpected shimmery, curved bar in the cellar, complete with mirrored wall and display shelves. A former House of the Day, it’s still available for $2.399 million, which is $161,000 below the previous asking price.

    The sedate exterior of this last one, a Fort Greene Italianate, gives way to an exuberant, wedding cake plaster filled parlor floor that’s been opened up as part of an interior renovation. That renovation retained original details like mantels, moldings and wood floors, mixing them with modern amenities, including a stylish kitchen, for an interior that has played host to magazine shoots and television and film productions, according to the listing. Dating to circa 1857, the two-family brownstone has a garden-level apartment that doesn’t appear to have been renovated with the rest of the home. In addition to a stone patio, the garden holds a heated chicken coop, complete with a wire-enclosed run to keep any local predators away. Other recent upgrades include a new roof, new windows, four-zone heat and air conditioning and WiFi-controlled lighting. This former House of the Day sold in April for $4.525 million, which was $125,000 above the asking price.

    living room of 296 garfield place brooklyn

    296 Garfield Place, #2
    Price: $585,000
    Area: Park Slope
    Broker: Corcoran (Michael Tannen)
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    Still available for $585,000

    house for sale in kensington brooklyn

    287 East 5th Street
    Price: $2.195 million
    Area: Kensington
    Broker: Douglas Elliman (Gabriel Leibowitz, Kira Forman)
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    Sold in April for $2.22 million

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    interior of 412 Stuyvesant avenue bed stuy brooklyn

    412 Stuyvesant Avenue
    Price: $2.56 million
    Area: Bed Stuy
    Broker: Compass (Lori Hamilton-Bailey)
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    Still available for $2.399 million

    interior of 96 fort greene place

    96 Fort Greene Place
    Price: $4.4 million
    Area: Fort Greene
    Broker: Compass (Chris Benfante, Robert Kohl)
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    Sold in April for $4.525 million

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