Top 10 Brooklyn Real Estate Listings: From Palatial to Petite


    The most popular listings on Brownstoner this week include a five-unit limestone in Crown Heights, a Bed Stuy brownstone packed with original details and modern East New York townhouse.

    There were a couple of popular listings in Brooklyn Heights but otherwise listings were all over the borough this week, from East New York to Williamsburg.The least expensive of the bunch is a co-op in Sunset Park for $400,000 and the two Brooklyn Heights houses were tied as the most expensive at $4.995 million.

    Which would you choose?

    10. Here’s a chance to own a remarkable house and a piece of Brooklyn history. It’s the Federal clapboard frame house that’s regularly cited as the oldest house in Brooklyn Heights, dating back to the early 19th century — circa 1829 by many an estimate. It’s fabled enough that its listing could feature pull quotes like those used in movie ads: “The queen of Brooklyn Heights houses!”

    Brooklyn Homes for Sale in Brooklyn Heights at 24 Middagh Street

    24 Middagh Street
    Price: $4.995 million
    Area: Brooklyn Heights
    Broker: Corcoran (Jessica Buchman, Bryan Rettaliata)
    One of the Oldest in Brooklyn Heights, This Federal Clapboard House Wants $4.995 Million
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    9. This one-bedroom Sunset Park co-op is pretty tiny, but it’s attractive, has low monthly charges and sits across the street from Sunset Park, with views of the park from the bedroom and living room. It’s in a self-managed prewar building with 69 units. The view might be considered something of a mixed blessing: seeing those trees is a nice perk, but you’re on the first floor.

    brooklyn apartments for sale sunset park 647 41st street

    647 41st Street
    Price: $400,000
    Area: Sunset Park
    Broker: Corcoran (Peter Bracichowic)
    Prewar Sunset Park One-Bedroom Co-op With Details, Park Views Asks $400K
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    8. Not exactly palatial, this early 20th century brick row house at 343 79th Street in Bay Ridge does have a coveted Brooklyn amenity — a garage. It also appears to be in excellent condition and retains many of its original Craftsman details. From the street, the house is attractive, with a front porch supported by simple Doric columns.


    343 79th Street
    Price: $1.1 million
    Area: Bay Ridge
    Broker: Town Residential (David Montville, Jimmy Brett)
    Bay Ridge Row House With Front Porch, Garage Asks $1.1 Million
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    7. This Italianate row house in the Brooklyn Heights Historic District at 31 Cranberry Street has a top-of-the-line renovation that’s not particularly recent, comforts such as central air, and a traditional look but not a lot of actual historic detail (or at least it’s not pictured). It’s built in a style old-house geeks may know as Anglo-Italianate.

    brooklyn homes for sale 31 cranberry street brooklyn heights

    31 Cranberry Street
    Price: $4.995 million
    Area: Brooklyn Heights
    Broker: Brown Harris Stevens (Brian Lehner)
    Double Duplex in Brooklyn Heights With Four Working Fireplaces, Central Air Asks $4.995 Million
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    6. Bright and attractive, this Williamsburg duplex co-op has a small terrace and low maintenance. It’s on the third floor of a six-unit walk-up built in 2003, at 395 South 2nd Street. The double-height living room is the most striking feature, with 14-foot ceilings, tall windows and an open wooden staircase.

    Brooklyn Apartments for Sale in Williamsburg at 395 S. 2nd Street

    395 South 2nd Street #5
    Price: $799,000
    Area: Williamsburg
    Broker: Corcoran (Edwin Chung, Tom Le)
    Modern Williamsburg Duplex Co-op With Double-Height Living Room, Mezzanine Asks $799K
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    5. This Park Slope brownstone offers a motherlode of intact detail, some of it pretty stunning, including an extravagant dining room lined with leaded glass cabinetry and period bathrooms with fabulous tile and stained glass. Built in 1903 by Benjamin Dreisler, it sits a half-block from Prospect Park, at 604 2nd Street in the Park Slope Historic District.

    Brooklyn Homes for Sale in Park Slope at 604 2nd Street

    604 2nd Street
    Price:$3.5 million
    Area: Park Slope
    Broker: Brown Harris Stevens (Alex Weider, Rosalie H. Weider) and Halstead (Janice Cimberg, Karen Wolfe)
    Extravagant Brownstone in Park Slope With Vintage Tile, Stained Glass Skylight Asks $3.5 Million
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    4. Here’s a modern East New York townhouse. This three-bedroom home on Shepherd Avenue is a post-war home, possibly dating from the 1960s, but appears to be well kept. The listing says it is a two-family being used as a single-family. The lower level of the home has a separate entrance and could be used as a rental unit or kept as a rec room or other bonus space.


    658 Shepherd Ave
    Price: $699,999
    Area: East New York
    Broker: Corcoran (John Dadd, Philip Hale)
    Renaissance Revival in Crown Heights and Three More to See This Weekend, Starting at $699,999
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    3. Out in Red Hook, we have a modern renovation of a wood-frame home. This four-bedroom single-family row house on Dikeman Street has loads of high-end finishes. The kitchen is decked out with a Viking range and Sub-Zero fridge; the living room has a working fireplace and sliding doors that open to the backyard; the four bedrooms are on the top floor.


    34 Dikeman Street
    Price: $2.250 million
    Area: Red Hook
    Broker: Realty Collective (Jane Herro, Christina Fallon)
    Renaissance Revival in Crown Heights and Three More to See This Weekend, Starting at $699,999
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    2. Here’s large Neo-Grec brownstone on Greene Avenue in Bed Stuy loaded with details including fireplace mantels, plaster medallions, etched glass, original wood floors and a pier mirror. The home has an owner’s duplex, with bedrooms on the garden floor and two one-bedroom units above. There aren’t photos of the kitchens or the bathrooms so it’s not clear how much attention they need.


    433 Greene Avenue
    Price: $2.299 million
    Area: Bed Stuy
    Broker: Corcorna (Peter Gordenstein)
    Renaissance Revival in Crown Heights and Three More to See This Weekend, Starting at $699,999
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    1. On New York Avenue in the Crown Heights North Historic District we find a very large Renaissance Revival-style limestone. It was built in 1898 and designed by D’Oench & Simon. Despite containing five units, the home appears to have maintained many of its original details including wood floors, arched beams and some fireplace mantels.


    186 New York Avenue
    Price: $2.699 million
    Area: Crown Heights
    Broker: BLS Realty (Bouchra Lattef)
    Renaissance Revival in Crown Heights and Three More to See This Weekend, Starting at $699,999
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