This week, we’re looking back at four homes for sale we featured six months ago. All gems, one has sold — and it was the least expensive of the four.
First up is 104 Prospect Park West, whose listing calls the house “among the most special ever offered in Brooklyn,” and as grandiose as that claim sounds it may not be all that hyperbolic. A former House of the Day, it’s a real stunner. A rare set of ingredients are at work here. First, a jaw-dropping Gilded Age limestone mansion designed by Axel Hedman in 1899; next, a family that held on to it and cared for it for an entire century. Last, a recent top-end architectural renovation that restored the wondrous original details to showroom polish while modernizing the house with upgrades that blend beautifully with its historic character. Originally asking $11 million — which if achieved would make it among some of the most expensive real estate ever sold in Park Slope — it is still available. The ask is now $9.85 million, a not-inconsiderable chop of $1.15 million.
We also featured another Park Slope brownstone that week. On a park block in central Park Slope, this spacious four-story Garfield Place brownstone has a bay tower and an elegant, detail-filled triple parlor. A former House of the Day, it’s got crown moldings, wainscoting, bay windows in the front and rear, built-in china cabinets, a wood-paneled dining room with a coffered ceiling, and a pair of mantels, including a deluxe one in the dining room that stretches near up ceiling height. It was taken off the market in July.
This one-bedroom apartment at 320 Washington Avenue, a former Condo of the Day, has two bathrooms, a renovated kitchen, high-ish ceilings, and a private deck that sits off the bedroom. It’s in the former Graham Home for Old Ladies, a Romanesque Revival gem set back from the street on a prime Clinton Hill block, next to small Underwood Park. It sold in July for $953,250, nearly $100,000 above ask.
Last up, there’s a brownstone on Van Buren Street in Stuy Heights that is “way cooler than anything you’ve seen till now,” according to the livelier-than-average listing copy. It’s no average gut job, either: The kitchen has marble counters, brass pendent lights, tile laid in a herringbone pattern, and a Bertazzoni range. It was made unavailable in July. The property is configured with a three-bedroom triplex for the owner, which incorporates a finished basement, and a pair of floor-through rentals above. Features include a video intercom and surveillance camera systems and an HVAC system with WiFi thermostats. The brownstone facade has recently been restored, according to the listing. A former Open House Pick, it is still available (now listed with Damon Bodine of Compass) and asking $2.199 million, a price cut of $100,900.
104 Prospect Park West
Area: Park Slope
Broker: Douglas Elliman [Alexander Maroni, Maggie Leigh Marshall, Raphael De Niro]
House of the Day
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Still available for $9,850,000
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