Brooklyn Real Estate Six Months Later: All Four Sold


    This week, we look back at four of our featured listings from six months ago, focusing on homes in Prospect Park South, Sunset Park, Clinton Hill and Park Slope. How did they fare?

    To begin, we have a fairly spectacular Colonial Revival standalone single-family home designed by Slee & Bryson in 1906 that was advertised as “country living in the city,” and that sounds about right, considering the driveway, garage, sauna and canning room in the basement. Located in the Prospect Park South Historic District, it’s got an impressive oak-lined stair hall with coffered ceiling, built-in shelves, space for seating, cork-tile floors, wainscoting, leaded and stained glass windows and an inglenook with wood-burning fireplace. This former House of the Day sold in July for the asking price of $2.995 million.

    Established by immigrant associations in the Sunset Park area in the early 20th century, original Finnish co-ops are generally modest and relatively affordable affairs. This one, a two-bedroom, raises the level thanks to a rare dining room and a long run of windows in the main living spaces. Most of the original details appear to be intact, including high ceilings, wood floors, plaster walls and French doors, although most of the dark Arts & Crafts era woodwork has been painted. This former Co-op of the Day sold in September for $720,000, which was $21,000 above the asking price.

    Next, there’s a sweet, well-preserved, mid-19th-century Italianate wood frame house with fish-scale shingles and a long backyard in Wallabout, around the corner from Walt Whitman’s similarly styled house and a skip and a jump from the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway and Navy Yard. While only 16 feet wide, it manages not to look squeezed in the photos, perhaps because it’s in use as a single-family house, as intended. It has old-fashioned wood double entry doors with arched lights, marble mantels, a picture rail in the front parlor, and plaster details such as cornices in the parlor and a bracketed arch in the best bedroom. This former House of the Day sold in July for $1.6 million, which was $50,000 above the asking price.

    Last, close to Gowanus and the Old Stone House, a three-family row house with a striking neo-Renaissance bay. The interior has been smoothed out and modernized, with glass blocks where there might have been a transom or fretwork screen. The kitchen shown in the photos is a modest open plan with Home Depot-style cabinets, but everything looks neat and clean, and move-in ready. This former Open House Pick sold in July for $2.31 million, which was $10,000 above the asking price.

    197 rugby

    197 Rugby Road
    Price: $2.995 million
    Area: Prospect Park South
    Broker: Corcoran (Karen Talbott, Kyle Talbott)
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    Sold in July for $2.995 million

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    566 44th Street, #2C
    Price: $699,000
    Area: Sunset Park
    Broker: Corcoran (Irine Blyumin, Peter Bracichowicz)
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    Sold in September for $720,000

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    102 hall

    102 Hall Street
    Price: $1.55 million
    Area: Clinton Hill
    Broker: Douglas Elliman (Heather Burns, Paul Zweben, Carolyn Zweben)
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    Sold in July for $1.6 million

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    Poto by Rachel Kuzma via The Corcoran Group

    295 6th Street
    Price: $2.3 million
    Area: Park Slope
    Broker: Corcoran (Paul Murphy, Carol Wang)
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    Sold in July for $2.31 million

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