Brooklyn Real Estate Six Months Later: Three Sold, One in Contract


    As temperatures begin to rise around Brooklyn, we’re back to take a look at four of our featured listings from six months ago. This week, we’re focused on homes in Sunset Park, Brooklyn Heights, Park Slope and Bed Stuy. How did they fare?

    Starting us off, in a classic Sunset Park Finnish co-operative, this two-bedroom has had a rethink with a tweaked floor plan, built-ins and new finishes in the kitchen and bath. Located directly across from Sunset Park, the building has its own green-friendly amenities, including solar panels and a vegetable garden. The third-floor unit has a streamlined layout, with a bathroom near the entry, kitchen in the middle and two bedrooms opening off a living room. The renovation, which included new oak floors throughout, took a bit of space from the kitchen to turn it into a galley and enlarge the living room. This former Co-op of the Day sold in January for $588,500, which was $20,500 above the asking price.

    Next up, in Bed Stuy is a two-family in a quirky late 19th century row with deep cornices and a mix of smooth and rough-faced brownstone. Inside is elaborate woodwork with fanciful toppers, decorative plaster details, exposed brick and modern kitchens. A parlor level deck has steps down to the garden. It’s set up as a four-bedroom duplex over a two-bedroom garden rental. This former Open House Pick sold in February for $1.53 million, which was $30,000 above the asking price.

    In Park Slope, this row house certainly has plenty of late 19th century character to inspire odes in the old house lover, including unpainted woodwork, mantels, wainscoting, niches and other design accoutrements of the time. The single-family house has been in the same hands since the late 1960s, which may explain why so many original details have survived relatively intact. The layout is still as it would have been in the 19th century, with kitchen and dining room on the garden level, formal parlors above and bedrooms on the upper floors. This former House of the Day sold in December for $3.35 million, which was $100,000 above the asking price.

    And last this week, but certainly not least, we have a rare and historic wood frame that hasn’t been on the market in decades. This Brooklyn Heights row house is much older than it might appear at first glance — apparently in tip-top shape, it offers interior style from across the decades in a comfortable 25-foot-wide package. It’s set up with a living room, dining room and kitchen on the parlor level and five bedrooms and a home office on the two floors above. The garden level has laundry, a wine cellar and rec room. After a $900,000 price drop from $5.4 million to $4.5 million late last year, this former House of the Day entered contract in January.

    637 41st street

    637 41st Street, #3B
    Price: $565,000
    Area: Sunset Park
    Broker: Compass (Paul Hyun, Tom Borrero)
    See it here ->
    Sold in January for $588,500

    634 Monroe Street

    634 Monroe Street
    Price: $1.5 million
    Area: Bed Stuy
    Broker: Compass (Brad Bateman, Jessica Fields)
    See it here ->
    Sold in February for $1.53 million

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    213 st johns place interior

    213 St. Johns Place
    Price: $3.25 million
    Area: Park Slope
    Broker: Compass (Alexandra Como Saghir, Tyson Lewis)
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    Sold in December for $3.35 million
    141 henry street brooklyn heights

    141 Henry Street
    Price: $5.4 million
    Area: Brooklyn Heights
    Broker: Compass (Kim Soule, Lucy Perry)
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    Entered contract in January

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