This Week’s Top 10 Real Estate Listings: Original Details Dominate the Chart


    Only two of last week’s Top 10 Listings returned to the roster this week. The new upstarts are just dripping with details — there’s a Park Slope home with a grand marble fireplace, a restored Cobble Hill condo, a Clinton Hill Queen Anne with a “wondrous” exterior, and a lovely shingle house in Beverly Square West that comes with a sweet (non-original) recording studio.

    Which would you choose?

    10. As flips go, this four-story brownstone in Bed Stuy — last week’s No. 5 pick — is nicer than average. It’s set up with an owner’s triplex above and a pair of studio apartments on the garden floor, one of which is duplexed to a finished basement. The triplex has four bedrooms, as well as a spacious second living room (or “library”) on the second floor.


    294 Clifton Place
    Price: $2,700,000
    Area: Bed Stuy/Clinton Hill
    Broker: LGM (Liani Greaves)
    House of the Day
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    9. This single-family brownstone in Park Slope has most of the things you’d want in a brownstone, including a grand marble fireplace in the parlor and a renovated kitchen with all the trimmings. There are original shutters, parquet and inlaid floors, moldings and original doors, all in the Italianate style.

    Brooklyn Real Estate Listings October 2015

    121 Lincoln Place
    Price: $3,495,000
    Area: Park Slope
    Broker: Corcoran (Jackie Torren, Charlie Pigott)
    House of the Day
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    8. Moving from last week’s No. 1 is this seven-bed, five-and-a-half-bath house on Macon Street in Bed Stuy that is full of distinctive finishes, from a cedar clapboard facade and burnished-copper-mimicking bathroom tiles to copper pendant lighting and a black Bosch fridge in the kitchen and oil-rubbed bronze closet hardware. Renovated and modernized, this fetching house has an upper triplex and a garden-level rental.

    237 Macon Street Brooklyn

    237 Macon Street
    Price: $1,795,000
    Area: Bed Stuy
    Broker: Corcoran (Deborah Rieders, Sarah Shuken)
    Open House Pick
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    7. One of three condos in a 22-foot-wide historic brownstone at 33 Tompkins Place, this two-bedroom apartment has been newly renovated and restored. Tompkins Place is one of Cobble Hill’s hidden treasures — a quiet, tree-lined, one-block street around the corner from bustling Court Street, but with none of the traffic.


    33 Tompkins Place #2
    Price: $1,075,000
    Area: Cobble Hill
    Broker: Brooklyn Bridge Realty (J. Jean Austin, Ellen Gottlieb)
    Listing of the Day
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    6. This one’s a five-story 1887 brownstone on Washington Avenue in Clinton Hill. The richly detailed Queen Anne exterior is wondrous, and the house has original details including marble fireplaces, a wainscoted mahogany staircase, stained glass and inlaid floors. It’s also large — nearly 5,500 square feet. It’s in “estate condition,” though, so plenty of work is in order.

    Brooklyn real estate listings October 2015

    398 Washington Avenue
    Price: $2,995,000
    Area: Clinton Hill
    Broker: Corcoran (Zack Fox, Daren Herzberg)
    Open House Picks
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    5. This 5-story, 5,000 square foot Bed Stuy townhouse is second in size only to this week’s #6 listing at 398 Washington. The home’s spacious parlor floor has some excellent original details including the mantels, doors, and window frames. The house also features six kitchens. Yes, it’s been split into six separate units. Anyone looking for an investment property?


    256 Jefferson Avenue
    Price: $1,395,000
    Area: Bed Stuy
    Broker: Corcoran (Gregory Todd)
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    4. This three-story brick row house on 17th Street in Greenwood Heights is set up with a one-bedroom apartment on each floor, though it could be converted to a single family or a duplex with a garden rental. Neither grand nor dismal, it’s a modest home in seemingly decent shape. It could be noted that we’re living in odd times when such a home carries a price tag of $1,395,000 even as it’s billed as “priced to sell!” but so it is in 2015 Brooklyn.

    Brooklyn Open Houses -- Park Slope, Bed Stuy, Clinton Hill

    290 17th Street
    Price: $1,395,000
    Area: Greenwood Heights
    Broker: Brown Harris Stevens (Cynthia Acevedo)
    Open House Pick
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    3. This two-bedroom co-op at 1 Plaza Street West is attractive and well laid out, but its most spectacular attribute has to be its location. It’s right at Grand Army Plaza, in Park Slope. So you can do all your shopping at the farmer’s market, treat Prospect Park like your backyard, and act as if the Brooklyn Museum and the main branch of the Brooklyn Public Library are your own living room.

    Park Slope Coop for Sale -- 1 Plaza Street West

    1 Plaza Street West #4A
    Price: $825,000
    Area: Park Slope
    Broker: Corcoran (Judith Lief)
    Co-op of the Day
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    2. This three-story brownstone on 8th Street in Park Slope is a looker, nicely renovated three years ago with an industrial rustic flair. It’s a one-family, with three bedrooms on the top floor and an additional one on the garden level. This one has an open-plan parlor floor, with exposed wood beams.

    Brooklyn Open Houses -- Park Slope, Bed Stuy, Clinton Hill

    459 8th Street
    Price: $3,195,000
    Area: Park Slope
    Broker: Brown Harris Stevens (Charles L. Ruoff)
    Open House Pick
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    1. Our No. 1 listing of the week is a shingle house that has a porch swing, two-car garage and recording studio. But perhaps the most remarkable thing about it is the identity of the seller, The National’s guitarist Aaron Dessner. Technically in Beverly Square West, though many would call it Ditmas Park, the house cost Dessner $735,000 when it he bought in 11 years ago, in 2004, from sellers who had lived there for decades.

    Aaron Dessner sells Brooklyn house

    236 Stratford Road
    Price: $2,350,000
    Area: Ditmas Park
    Broker: Brooklyn Hearth Realty (Rebekah Carver)
    House of the Day
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