Brooklyn Real Estate Six Months Later: One Sold, Two Available, One Off the Market

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    This week, a look at four of our featured listings from six months ago focuses on homes in Brooklyn Heights, Windsor Terrace and Prospect Lefferts Gardens. How did they fare?

    Starting off, we have this circa 1852 Greek Revival that’s a 25.5-foot-wide five-story brick townhouse with brownstone trim and a genteel interior possessing plenty of detail, if not necessarily all original. The parlor level features 12-feet-high ceilings, parquet floors, crown molding, wainscoting, flowery wallpaper, and wood-burning fireplaces in the front and rear parlors. The Adams-style mantels probably replaced the originals during a 1920s remodeling craze that prized “freshening up” 19th century row houses. Located close to the Brooklyn Heights Promenade, it’s laid out as a quadruplex over a garden floor-through apartment. This former House of the Day is still available for the reduced price of $8.75 million.

    Next, we have a petite but flexible one- or two-bedroom apartment in a circa 1860s brownstone mansion that has grand details and is move-in ready. This co-op is in the rear extension on the parlor level, with soaring ceilings and impressive floor-to-ceiling windows. The layout has been rejiggered to accommodate two bedrooms and three closets, splitting what was probably originally one room with three floor-to-ceiling windows in two. It has tall Italianate wood-shuttered windows, 12-foot-high ceilings, mahogany wainscoting with a crown motif, and parquet with particularly exceptional inlaid wood borders. This former Co-op of the Day sold in December for $710,000, which was $15,000 below the asking price.

    Then, in Windsor Terrace, we have a modest two-story early 20th century single-family brick house with a porch and striped retractable awning. The place is well-proportioned and has a few characteristic period details, as well as tasteful improvements by the family that has been there since at least 1969. The living room has double windows, parquet floors and an archway with a scalloped detail, which frames a dining room with windows into the small backyard and an Arts & Crafts-style staircase leading upstairs. Upstairs are three bedrooms, all with closets and parquet floors, and all of a good size. This former House of the Day did not sell and is currently off the market.

    Wrapping up, we have this bow-fronted townhouse in Prospect Lefferts Gardens, an original two-family converted to three, that shows off a multitude of historic details. The listing features close-ups of period ornamentation inside and out, starting with windows topped with stained glass and surrounded by pilasters incorporating human faces. The entrance doorway is surrounded by Corinthian columns, and it has foliate friezes in a band between the first and second stories. Inside, we see crown molding with garlands, presumably in the parlor level living room, a fretwork screen, columns with scrolls, corner blocks with urn figures, mantels with scrolled columns and garlanded summer covers, and a coffered ceiling. The foyer and staircase are decked with wainscoting (and what may be period-appropriate moiré wallpaper) and punctuated by a carved newel post. It all looks to be in very good shape, at least in the photos, though perhaps it could use a little freshening up with some paint. This former House of the Day is still available for the reduced price of $2.1 million.

    18 remsen

    Photo by Jon Nissenbaum, courtesy of The Corcoran Group

    18 Remsen Street
    Price: $9.75 million
    Area: Brooklyn Heights
    Broker: Corcoran (James Cornell, Leslie Marshall)
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    Still available for $8.75 million

    114 remsen street

    Photo via The Corcoran Group

    114 Remsen Street, #1B
    Price: $725,000
    Area: Brooklyn Heights
    Broker: Corcoran (Deborah Rieders, Sarah Shuken)
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    Sold in December for $710,000


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    179 seeley

    Photo by Al Siedman, courtesy of The Corcoran Group

    179 Seeley Street
    Price: $1.895 million
    Area: Windsor Terrace
    Broker: Corcoran (Marie Lee Parker)
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    Currently off the market

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    80 Fenimore Street
    Price: $2.5 million
    Area: Prospect Lefferts Gardens
    Broker: Vismith Homes Realty Inc. (Jacob Rozenberg)
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    Still available for $2.1 million

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