Brooklyn Real Estate Six Months Later: Three Sold, One off the Market


    This week, our post-election roundup of four of our featured listings from six months ago focuses on homes in Flatbush, Kensington, Ditmas Park and Prospect Heights. How did they fare?

    First, we have a modest two-bedroom that doesn’t have a lot of bells and whistles, but it has some nice features and a location near Prospect Park. It also presents an opportunity to stretch your legs: the apartment is on the top floor of a four-story, 20-unit prewar walk-up. Inside the apartment, a long hallway leads to a living and dining space that has been opened to a U-shaped kitchen. There are hardwood floors, high ceilings and neutral finishes throughout. This former Condo of the Day did not sell and is currently off the market.

    Next, we have a modern condo that offers high ceilings, two outdoor spaces and a thoughtful layout designed by the late Karl Fischer, a prolific architect with work scattered across the borough who was known for livable interiors. The living/dining space has wood floors and a wide stretch of windows with a door leading out to the largest of the outdoor spaces. A corner of the living area that is big enough to accommodate a small dining table also has built-in shelves. This former Condo of the Day sold in October for $1.525 million, which was $70,000 below the asking price.

    After that, a recent renovation has given our next home, a single-family, some modern finishes and the extra perks of a converted garage and off-street parking. There’s an open-plan first floor with an entry opening directly into a bay-windowed living room with wood floors and a view straight back to the glass-walled dining room at the rear of the house. Upstairs are four bedrooms. The master is in the windowed bay and has an en suite bath, and there’s another full bath shared by the other bedrooms. This former House of the Day sold in September for $1,637,500, which was $57,500 below the original asking price.

    Finally, we have an early 20th century detached house that conveniently has a home office right off the foyer, a spacious interior and plenty of curb appeal. A 2017 renovation retained that long living room but eliminated some walls to open up the dining room, kitchen and sunroom — and finished everything off with pale floors and white walls. The original open porch, seen in the 1916 ad, had already been filled in, and there’s a large foyer with a closet and a windowed home office with built-in shelves. This former House of the Day sold in July for $2.526 million, which was $126,000 above the asking price.

    17 East 17th Street, #D2
    Price: $649,000
    Area: Flatbush
    Broker: Douglas Elliman (Roberta Accioly)
    See it here ->
    Currently off the market

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    238 St. Marks Avenue, #5A
    Price: $1.595 million
    Area: Prospect Heights
    Broker: Compass (Justin Dupree, Abby Dupree)
    See it here ->
    Sold in October for $1.525 million

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    277 East 9th Street
    Price: $1.695 million
    Area: Kensington
    Broker: Compass (Steve Dawson, Robert Varvara)
    See it here ->
    Sold in September for $1,637,500

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    1304 Ditmas Avenue
    Price: $2.4 million
    Area: Ditmas Park
    Broker: Douglas Elliman (Rebekah Carver)
    See it here ->
    Sold in July for $2.526 million

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