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


    In the week between Christmas and New Year’s, we’re back to take a look at four of our featured listings from six months ago, focused on homes in Fort Greene, Ditmas Park, Prospect Lefferts Gardens and Park Slope. How did they fare?

    While our first one this week is compact in size, this Ditmas Park studio boasts some clever design touches, an eat-in kitchen, closet space and a sleeping alcove to give it a sense of spaciousness. It retains some of the original details that make Art Deco apartments appealing — a large foyer, parquet floors, picture rail moldings and arched doorways. This former Co-op of the Day sold in December for $375,000, which was $40,000 below the asking price.

    Next up, there’s loads of original detail packed into this two-story limestone, and its distinctive Spanish tile roof lends it some decided curb appeal. Set in the Prospect-Lefferts Gardens Historic District, the house is part of the original single-family enclave of Lefferts Manor. Original details include a wainscoted foyer, pier mirror, built-in cabinets, mantels and a coffered ceiling in the dining room. This former House of the Day has changed brokers but is still available for $2,199,999, which is $150,001 below the original asking price.

    After that, we have a circa 1866 Italianate in the Fort Greene Historic District. This two-family brownstone on Adelphi Street has original details like a pier mirror, marble mantels and wood floors. It also has a renovation that never moved forward. “Shovel ready,” according to the listing, apparently the house already has LPC and DOB approved plans. Presumably, those plans include changes to the wet rooms as there’s only a glimpse of a parlor floor kitchen and none of the bathrooms are shown. The house is currently set up as a triplex over a one-bedroom garden rental. This former Open House Pick sold in November for $3.15 million, which was $100,00 below the asking price.

    Our last one this week is an early 20th century limestone that has an intriguing history behind its construction and a prime location near Prospect Park. When constructed as part of a Neo-Classical row in 1901, neighbors were aghast the developer built the houses with their backyards facing fashionable 8th Avenue. This one was home to the Sisters of the Good Shepherd from 1964 to 1994 before reverting back to single-family use. Much of the original interior detail survived its institutional years, including stained glass, six mantels with overmantel mirrors and metal inserts, wood floors with inlaid borders, wainscoting and plaster medallions. In 2015, the house was purchased by well-known Australian REIT Dixon for $3.945 million and renovated as a rental property. This former House of the Day is still available for $3.625 million, which is $365,000 below the original asking price of $3.99 million, and $320,00 below what Dixon paid five years ago.

    ditmas park studio

    570 Westminster Road, #E2
    Price: $415,000
    Area: Ditmas Park
    Broker: Douglas Elliman (Jan Rosenberg, Erika Sackin)
    See it here ->
    Sold in December for $375,000

    plg brooklyn house

    171 Maple Street
    Price: $2.35 million
    Area: Prospect-Lefferts Gardens
    Broker: Brown Harris Stevens (Bill Sheppard)
    See it here ->
    Still available for $2,199,999

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    house for sale

    216 Adelphi Street
    Price: $3.25 million
    Area: Fort Greene
    Broker: Douglas Elliman (Douglas (Doug) Bowen, Zia O’Hara)
    See it here ->
    Sold in November for $3.15 million

    park slope house interior

    5 Plaza Street West
    Price: $3.99 million
    Area: Park Slope
    Broker: Corcoran (Jessica Buchman)
    See it here ->
    Still available for $3.625 million

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