The 9 Most Gorgeous Brooklyn Homes Sold in 2015

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    With the year soon coming to a close, we thought it time to take a look back at some of the most exquisite and impressive homes sold in 2015. Bed Stuy and Park Slope townhouses with drool-worthy original details dominate our list. But there are a few remarkable modern spaces thrown in.

    Which one catches your eye?

    9. Grand Bed Stuy Italianate With All the Fireplaces
    It doesn’t get much grander than this. The main attractions of this ornate Bed Stuy home are the elaborately detailed Italianate marble mantels — there are six. The house also has its original front doors, shutters, inlaid floors, two pier mirrors, and many other original details. The parlor floor wall color is unusual, but we rather like it.

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    166 Lefferts Place
    Listing Price: $2,100,000
    Sale Price: $2,350,000
    Area: Bed Stuy
    Broker: Halstead (Ronell Kirkley / Tariq George)
    See it here ->

    8. A Classic Brownstone in Bedford Stuyvesant

    This Bed Stuy Italianate is a beauty — full of airy, high-ceilinged spaces and nice details, including arched doorways, crown moldings, original woodwork, French doors, and marble mantels. However, some commenters took issue with the home’s setup as a double duplex.

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    25 Monroe Street
    Listing Price: $2,750,000
    Sale Price: $2,750,000
    Area: Bed Stuy
    Broker: Sotheby’s
    See it here ->

    7. Prime Park Slope Brownstone With All the Trimmings
    This massive and lavish Neo-Grec/Romanesque Revival house was built in 1899 by architect and developer Patrick Sheridan. It has every over-the-top high-Victorian detail of the period, including a grand entry, two staircases, insane amounts of wood work, and elaborate built-ins. In addition to the usual parlors, there is a library, an original bathroom (with corner marble sink, hex porcelain tiles, stained glass window and claw foot bath), an original sink in one of the passthroughs, and wood mantels with colorful original tile.

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    920 President Street
    Listing Price: $4,999,995
    Sale Price: $4,500,000
    Area: Park Slope
    Broker: Corcoran (Charlie Pigott)
    See it here ->

    6. Enormous Modern Artist Live-Work Space in Greenpoint
    This gigantic artist live-work space is mind blowing. Views of Manhattan, incredible blue-tiled bathroom, built-ins and the indoor/outdoor patio with reclaimed wood siding. The latter has a RETRACTABLE ROOF. Need we say more?

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    259 Banker Street
    Listing Price: $11,000,000
    Sale Price: $10,000,000
    Area: Greenpoint
    Broker: Douglas Elliman (Chris Sheller, now at Corcoran)
    See it here ->

    5. A Lavish Brownstone With All the Mod Cons in Bed Stuy
    The original details in this luxurious Neo-Grec brownstone include tons of woodwork, mantels, and a pier mirror. There is also a landscaped garden and two decks. When we wrote about the home in May, readers described it as “gorgeous” and a “beautiful design.” More than one of our commenters saw the place in person, reporting that the open house was packed and that the home was indeed “a beautiful house on one of the nicest blocks in Bed Stuy.” It got snapped up in September for a price just shy of record-breaking.

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    126 Hancock Street
    Listing Price: $3,195,000
    Sale Price: $2,950,000
    Area: Bed Stuy
    Broker: Corcoran (Peter Gordenstein)
    See it here ->

    4. Remarkable Blend of Old and New in Boerum Hill
    Built circa 1851 and on the National Register of Historic Places, the red brick house is Italianate with some Greek Revival elements, such as the classical pediments over the the windows and doors on the facade. But the garden floor is pure avant-garde contemporary with a radiant heat concrete floor and blackened steel beam separating the dining area from the kitchen. An indoor-outdoor table that seats 40 starts in the dining area and continues out into the garden, accessed via a floor-to-ceiling window/door that pivots to open up the room to the outside.

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    300 State Street
    Listing Price: $5,650,000
    Sale Price: $5,300,000
    Area: Boerum Hill
    Broker: Corcoran (Judith Lief)
    See it here ->

    3. Beastie Boy Mike D’s Cobble Hill Townhouse (Furniture Not Included)
    The design flair of Beastie Boy Mike D is scattered throughout this 1854 Cobble Hill townhouse, which has two lovely modern kitchens with marble counters and brass shelving, and tons of original detail. The Italianate brick and brownstone exterior is impeccable, with floor to ceiling parlor windows.

    Luxurious Brooklyn Homes

    148 Baltic Street
    Listing Price: $5,650,000
    Sale Price: $5,550,000
    Area: Cobble Hill
    Broker: Corcoran (Amy Katcher / Leslie Marshall)
    See it here ->


    2. Romanesque Revival-Style Brownstone With Double-Height Solarium
    CWB Architects opened up this 1891 Romanesque Revival-style home with a double-height glass solarium that spans the garden and parlor floors and features a wood burning stove. The kitchen, which overlooks it, is modern in feeling, with a wall of white subway tile, a dramatic and custom made hand-forged brass hood, a Lacanche stove, and honed Carrara marble counters.

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    250 Garfield Place
    Listing Price: $7,500,000
    Sale Price: $7,670,000
    Area: Park Slope
    Broker: Brown Harris Stevens (Joan Goldberg)
    See it here ->

    1. Over-the-Top Park Slope Mansion (Once Owned by Jennifer Connelly)
    This Montrose Morris-designed Renaissance Revival townhouse was once owned by Jennifer Connelly and Paul Bettany. The house is about 23 feet wide; one of the parlor fireplaces is faced in onyx; the dining room has a glorious coffered ceiling, panelling, and built-ins on steroids; the range is La Cornue; and the pass-through-sink area (slash dressing room) is palatial — just for starters.

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    17 Prospect Park West
    Listing Price: $14,000,000
    Sale Price: $12,400,000
    Area: Park Slope
    Broker: Douglas Elliman (Pamela Huson)
    See it here ->

    Sale data accessed via Reonomy.

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