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

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    We’re back to look at another four of our featured listings from six months ago, with a focus on homes in Midwood, Greenpoint, Bed Stuy and Park Slope. How did they fare?

    We’re starting off this week with a home that needs a little loving care, but the petite 1920s semi-detached house has some charms to recommend it. Located in Midwood, it has an original mantel, moldings and archways. Built circa 1922 according to a sales ad of the time, the single-family house retains some original character on the exterior too. This former House of the Day sold in September for $790,000, which was $60,000 below the original asking price.

    Next, we have this pretty Romanesque Revival house two blocks from Saratoga Park that was built around 1887, old maps show. A two-family, it’s configured as a floor-through apartment over a duplex. Original details include a stained glass transom over the big window in the front parlor, mantels throughout the house, and fanciful toppers on the door and window surrounds in the rear parlor. This former House of the Day sold in June for $1.46 million, which was $35,000 below the original asking price.

    After that, we have an over-the-top interior to drool over and provide some distraction from the realities out there. The three-bedroom condo is on the first floor of the majestic Tracy Mansion in the Park Slope Historic District. The duplex unit is pretty stunning, starting in the living room, which has a wood-burning fireplace with a massive carved marble mantel, stained glass and mahogany paneling. The sinuous staircase would make for a great grand entrance and, according to the listing, it has some television cred, having been used for “Boardwalk Empire.” This former Condo of the Day is still available for the original asking price of $3.75 million.

    We conclude our picks this week with this circa 1874 brick Italianate that is packed with original details, including marble mantels, pier mirror and staircase, all in a generous 25-foot width. Located in the Greenpoint Historic District, the house is set up as a two-family, with an owner’s triplex over a garden level one-bedroom rental, and it’s on the market for the first time in 40 years, according to the listing. The owner’s triplex is where you’ll find the ornate Italianate flourishes, starting in the entry with an elaborately carved pier mirror and a newel post with burl inlay and a figurative topper. This former House of the Day is still available for the original asking price of $4.95 million.

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    2021 Avenue O
    Price: $850,000
    Area: Midwood
    Broker: The Behfar Team (Karen Behfar)
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    Sold in September for $790,000

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    519 Macdonough Street
    Price: $1.495 million
    Area: Bed Stuy
    Broker: Avenue Sothebys International Realty (Steve Sallion)
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    Sold in June for $1.46 million


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    105 8th Avenue, #1
    Price: $3.75 million
    Area: Park Slope
    Broker: Douglas Elliman (Alexander Maroni)
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    Still available

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    103 Kent Street
    Price: $4.95 million
    Area: Greenpoint
    Broker: Corcoran (Joan Dougherty)
    See it here ->
    Still available

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