Top 10 Brooklyn Real Estate Listings: Flips, Fixer-Uppers and Opulent Brownstones


    This week’s Top 10 most viewed listings on Brownstoner all shared a common thread – each one crossed the million-dollar mark. Two of the listings even crossed the eight-digit threshold. Additionally, each of last week’s Open House Picks made the cut into the top 10 this week.

    There were multiple listings this week in Park Slope and Bed Stuy – the least expensive home on the list was a flip in Bushwick asking $1.1 million, and the priciest was a Park Slope brownstone asking $12.75 million.

    Which would you choose?

    10. This sprawling, rusticated, landmarked C.P.H. Gilbert-designed Romanesque Revival brownstone on a park block underwent a restoration and conversion from four units to two after selling to a developer for $3.8 million in 2014. It debuted in March for $15 million but can now be yours for $12.75 million. The extra-wide, semi detached home has picture-perfect period details, including a center hall stair with its own fireplace and elaborate wedding-cake plaster decoration.


    838 Carroll Street
    Price: $12.75 million
    Area: Park Slope
    Broker: Douglas Elliman (Lisa Interdonato, Raymond Dillulio, Frederik Eklund)
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    9. It’s not often a listing is available in coveted Vinegar Hill. And this one, a two-bedroom condo in the Vista at 206 Front Street, offers great light and views of the Manhattan Bridge from its oversized windows. A recent price adjustment makes it even more desirable.


    206 Front Street, #6C
    Price: $1.325 million
    Area: Vinegar Hill
    Broker: Brooklyn Bridge Realty (James Stubbs)
    Rare Two-Bedroom Vinegar Hill Condo With Big Windows, Views Asks $1.325 Million
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    8. Here’s a distinctive domicile — a 19th-century Brooklyn Heights carriage house on coveted Grace Court Alley that’s gotten a thorough and modern renovation, presumably with no expense spared, by the architecture firm Baxt Ingui.


    6 Grace Court Alley
    Price: $10 million
    Area: Brooklyn Heights
    Broker: Brown Harris Stevens (Brian Lehner)
    Luxe Heights Carriage House With Radiant-Heated Patio, Glass-Walled Penthouse Asks $10 Million
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    7. There’s a newly renovated 1870s Italianate brownstone in prime Bed Stuy, on MacDonough Street in the Stuyvesant Heights Historic District. It offers an owner’s triplex over a two-bedroom garden apartment, with a finished basement below and a roof deck above. The triplex has an open plan living space and four bedrooms, with the second floor taken up by a master suite including a walk-in closet, study, and white marble bath with a freestanding tub and separate shower. Features include radiant-heated oak floors, surround sound, central a/c and intercom communication between bedrooms.


    197 Macdonough Street
    Price: $2.19 million
    Area: Bed Stuy
    Broker: Douglas Elliman (Yair Tavivian, Ariel Tavivian, Shai Bernstein)
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    6. This one, on Union Street in Crown Heights, has also been in the same family for decades — over 50 years, says the listing. This one’s a two-story barrel-front brownstone with a front porch, set up with a pair of floor-through apartments. Looks like it could use some polishing, and possibly some kitchen and bath updating as well. Original details include inlaid parquet floors, stained glass, a coffered ceiling, crown and other moldings and a pair of columns.


    1568 Union Street
    Price: $1.225 million
    Area: Crown Heights
    Broker: Stribling (Marcy Wasserman)
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    5. On 8th Avenue in the Park Slope Extension Historic District, this house is one of a row of six “shopkeeper’s homes,” designed to hold a store on ground level with living space above, accessed via a back staircase. Built circa 1887 and, according to the listing, owned by the same family for the past 67 years, it’s currently set up with an apartment on each of its three levels, but could be refigured in several ways. Whether the owners reconfigures it or not they’ll have plenty of work to do: it needs “just about everything,” says the listing.


    1208 8th Avenue
    Price: $1.6 million
    Area: Park Slope
    Broker: Brown Harris Stevens (Ron Emenheiser)
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    4. This Dumbo loft is spacious and stylish, with an industrial-chic vibe and a vast living space that’s lined by oversized windows, and decked out with open wood beams and columns, exposed brick and wide plank floors. It’s on the fifth floor of a landmarked 1894 building at 31 Washington Street, a former iron works factory that was converted to condos in 2005 and holds 13 units.


    31 Washington Street, #11
    Price: $4.4 million
    Area: Dumbo
    Broker:Nest Seekers (Ryan Serhant, Charisse White)
    Dumbo Loft With Wood Beams, Bilotta Kitchen in Landmarked Former Factory Asks $4.4 Million
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    3. This is a flip on Aberdeen Street in Bushwick, on a cul-de-sac across from a playground and a block from the L train. It’s been gut renovated, with an owner’s duplex over a garden rental. The duplex has two or three bedrooms upstairs, depending on whether you count a windowless one (the listing does), including a master with an en suite marble bath and a walk-in closet. The downstairs is open plan, with a kitchen sporting a wine fridge, lacquered white cabinets and a marble-topped center island. There’s central air, and a new fence and wooden deck in the back yard.


    78 Aberdeen Street
    Price: $1.1 million
    Area: Bushwick
    Broker: Halstead (Harlan Simon, John Caraccioli)
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    2. Built circa 1900, this one-family brick townhouse at 421 37th Street in Greenwood Heights has had only two owners in its lifetime, and they seem to have taken good care of it. It looks to be in fine shape, and has some nice original details — as well as a decidedly non-original in-ground swimming pool.


    421 37th Street
    Price: $1.518 million
    Area: Greenwood Heights
    Broker: Douglas Elliman (Hiram “Tom” Borrero, Elizabeth Vilarino, Scott Klein)
    Greenwood Heights Single-Family With Details, In-Ground Pool Asks $1.518 Million
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    1. Step inside this artfully renovated and imposing 1881 corner-lot brownstone with a distinctive mansard roof at 1 Verona Place in Bed Stuy and you will see oodles of apparently original historic detail and modern kitchens and baths. But take a closer look.


    1 Verona Place
    Price: $3.25 million
    Area: Bed Stuy
    Broker: Compass (Maria Ryan, Libby Ryan)
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