The nine Townhouses of Cobble Hill are getting exterior walls and brick facades. The Landmarks-approved homes at 110-126 Congress Street, seven of which have already sold, were priced between $3,650,000 to $4,200,000. The two remaining houses at 110 and 114 are asking $3,900,000 and $3,850,000 respectively. Adjmi and Andreoli designed the brick houses, which are meant to look modern while fitting in with the neighborhood.

Click through the jump to see more construction photos.

Seven of Nine Townhouses of Cobble Hill Sold [Brownstoner]


The first of four new but traditional-looking single family townhouses has hit the market at 449-453 Degraw Street in Gowanus, BuzzBuzz Home reported. Each of the “Four on Degraw” homes has four stories spread across 3,800 square feet.

The first house up for sale is a four-bedroom, four-bath townhouse at 451 Degraw asking $3,999,000. All the houses have features such as gas fireplaces on the garden level, multi-zoned central heating and A/C and energy-efficient tankless water heaters. The homes share a garden, roof deck and central laundry room.

Correction: Each home has its own garden, laundry room and roof deck.

Boerum Hill’s 449-453 Degraw Townhouses on the Market [BBH]
451 Degraw Street [Corcoran]
New Look for Four Traditional Townhouses Going up on Degraw Street [Brownstoner]


When we walked by the Neo-Georgian townhouses going up on State Street in Boerum Hill, this is what we saw. We’re not sure what these facade materials are, but you can see the stories rising and the alternately flat and rounded bay fronts taking shape.

Permits filed last summer for the seven State Renaissance Townhomes at 345-353 State Street call for four two-family homes and three one-family homes, totaling 168,468 square feet of residential space. Six townhouses were planned at the site way back in 2009, and then plans were revised and filed in 2011. Construction began last August and is supposed to wrap up in the fall.

Architect Steven F. Levine designed the project; Scarano’s name is on the original round of permits from three years ago. Some very modern interior renderings by Durukan Designs were released in early 2012, but it’s unclear whether they still apply. While public records say the developer is State Renaissance Townhomes II, DOB permits list the owner as Hesky Brahimy, a partner at IBEC Living.

Click through the jump to see the rendering of the townhouses, which we published last October.

Foundation Going in at Neo-Georgian State Street Townhouses in Boerum Hill [Brownstoner] GMAP
Work Finally Begins on State Street Townhouses [Brownstoner]


We toured one of the unfinished seven townhouses on Sackett Street yesterday, part of the 11 townhomes on Sackett and Union and the condo complex that comprise the Sackett Union development. Ken Horn, president of developer Alchemy Properties, said the Sackett Street townhouses would be finished by November 1, and the Union Street townhouses would be finished in the next year. The two-family home we saw at 298 Sackett is one of four townhouses still available. It had five bedrooms and 5.5 bathrooms spread across four stories plus a basement, totaling 4,240 square feet with an asking price of $3,680,000.

When we last toured the complex, the townhouse we saw was in a much rawer state. At 298 Sackett, there is a one-bedroom rental on the garden level. In the owner’s triplex, all the living is on the parlor (first) floor, including a small den at the front of the house, a powder room, and plenty of closets. The kitchen is open to the living room and there is no formal dining room. Bedrooms are on the second and third floors. Each townhouse has a roof deck and a backyard. The houses come with a parking space in the adjacent condo complex, and for $250 a year, townhouse residents can use the fitness center and children’s playroom in the condo building.

Click through the jump to see pictures of the interiors!


Last night there was an open house for the King Richard Carriage Houses, a Red Hook development comprised of five townhouses that were created by converting a garage on King Street. The townhouses, which range in price from $750,000 for a 1,000-square-foot spread to $1.15 million for a 2,000-square-foot residence, are pitched as follows: “Five exclusive loft style carriage houses encompass modern day living with old world charm. Sixteen foot ceilings and extra large windows allow airy natural light to fill this flowing space.” Click through for an interior pic.
146 Richards Street [StreetEasy]
“Tuscan” Townhouses Coming to Red Hook [Brownstoner] GMAP


Up to now, 80 Met has been largely known for the destruction of the Old Dutch Mustard building and the creatively vandalized banner ads that have adorned its construction fence. Last week, however, the world was given a glimpse at one of the new townhouses that developer Steiner Equities is including in the square-block project. Since it’s part of the larger 80 Met complex, the three-bedroom, 2,100-square-foot pad will come with condo services that include use of 80 Met’s pool, fitness center, parking, etc. Sounds cushy, but at the listing price of $1,635,000 it also comes to about $800 a foot, definitely pricey as far as houses go. Think this should be valued as a condo or a house?
65 North 1st Street [Halstead] GMAP
Development Watch: 80 Met [Brownstoner]


Last week we received a document entitled Charles Ruoff’s Townhouse Report, the first in a biannual series Ruoff, a Brown Harris Stevens broker who specializes in townhouse sales in Park Slope and Prospect Heights, intends to produce. Ruoff’s recent big-ticket listings include 598 2nd Street ($3,450,000) and 909 Union Street ($2,495,000). The broker’s assessment of the current townhouse market in the Slope and Prospect Heights is as follows:

We are once again faced with limited supply of homes in all price points. The third quarter of 2007 produced some noteworthy sales and in fact record-breaking prices in both the North and South Slope as well as in the adjoining neighborhood of Prospect Heights. Inventory as well as demand seems to be especially lacking in the high $1 million dollar to low $2 million dollar range. The limited supply of multi-family homes on the market can best be attributed to the dramatic rise in rents for landlords now receiving very healthy cash-flow.

Sound about right to you?

Photo by Da Nator.