Brooklyn

Cool Listings, Dyker Heights

Listing photos by Vistabee

Dyker Heights is best known for its lavish Christmas light displays, not surprising since the Brooklyn neighborhood is a wonderful, family-friendly enclave full of large detached homes. This brick and limestone house at 1151 83rd Street has six bedrooms, four-and-a-half bathrooms, a two-car garage with an additional apartment, and a large patio complete with a heated gunite swimming pool and outdoor kitchen. Plus, it’s raised above the street level, providing privacy and views. The home is on the market for $6,188,000.

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affordable housing, East New York, housing lotteries

Rendering courtesy of NYC Department of Housing Preservation & Development

Not far from Brooklyn’s Broadway Junction transit hub, a new building dubbed 50 Penn has launched an affordable housing lottery for 175 apartments, ranging from $354/month studios to $1,993/month three-bedrooms. Located at 2628 Fulton Street, it’s in the East New York neighborhood, close to both Atlantic and Jamaica Avenues and a quick walk to Forest Park. The ground floor offers retail space, including a grocery store. The units are open to those earning 30, 40, 50, 60, and 80 percent of the area median income.

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affordable housing, Greenpoint, housing lotteries

Photo courtesy of NYC Department of Housing Preservation & Development

New Yorkers earning 80 or 130 percent of the area median income can apply for 27 apartments in Greenpoint through the city’s affordable housing lottery. The units at 1056 Manhattan Avenue range from $1,208/month studios to $2,592/month two-bedrooms. The recently completed building is in the heart of the neighborhood and offers spacious sunny apartments, a gym, roof deck, and parking options.

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Boerum Hill, Cool Listings

Listing photos by DDreps

Walking by this adorable baby-blue brick house in Boerum Hill, you can’t help feel happy. And when you walk inside, the cheerful disposition continues. Built in 1812 and located at 112 Nevins Street, the two-bedroom, two-story home is on the market for $2,750,000. It’s super bright, full of fun colors, and has a magical rear garden.

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Cool Listings, Park Slope

All photos courtesy of The Corcoran Group

Located on one of Brooklyn’s best blocks, this Federal-style inspired townhouse in Park Slope is asking $8,000,000. The red brick home at 20 Prospect Park West was designed by early 20th-century architect Alfred Freeman. While the five-bedroom home maintains many of its century-old details, a recent renovation added contemporary elements, like a reconfigured finished basement and new outdoor terraces.

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Brooklyn, Cool Listings, History, Park Slope

All listing photos courtesy of Ryan Lahiff/Rise Media

The Park Slope mansion owned by the Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture for the last 75 years has hit the market for $30 million. If sold for the asking price, the property would set a record for the most expensive home sale in the borough. Located at 53 Prospect Park West, the grand four-story building boasts 5,724 square feet of interior space and a landscaped outdoor space nearly double that size, which the listing describes as the “largest private garden in Brooklyn.”

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Cool Listings, Williamsburg

Listing photos by Allyson Lubow

The condo building at 2 Northside Piers was one of the first residential developments along the Williamsburg waterfront, which has afforded it completely unobstructed views of the Manhattan skyline. This 20th-floor, five-bedroom unit is perfect proof of this, with panoramic views of the river and the city. And in addition to three balconies, the duplex unit also has an 822-square-foot rooftop cabana complete with a full outdoor kitchen. It’s for sale asking $8,250,000.

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affordable housing, Bed Stuy, Brooklyn, housing lotteries

Rendering courtesy of NYC Department of Housing Preservation & Development

A housing lottery launched last week for 44 affordable apartments at a new Bed-Stuy building. Located at 869 Myrtle Avenue, the building is a part of a massive mixed-use project on the site of the former Cascade Linen Supply Company. Qualifying New Yorkers earning 60 percent of the area median income can apply for the apartments, which range from $1,041/studios to $1,553/month three-bedroom apartments.

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Cool Listings, Ditmas Park

Listing photos by Al Seidman

Ditmas Park is well known for its large, free-standing homes, but this $2,495,000 Victorian beauty takes suburban living in Brooklyn to another level. Located at 685 East 22nd Street, the six-bedroom, 2,400+ square-foot home is situated on a 50′ x 100′ corner lot, allowing for front, side, and rear yards, an enclosed front porch, and a two-car garage. And just wait until you see the beautifully preserved interiors, full of Arts and Crafts woodwork and stained glass, all dating to the home’s turn-of-the-century construction.

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Carroll Gardens, Cool Listings

Listing photos by Hayley Ellen Day of DDreps

This two-bedroom Carroll Gardens co-op looks like something you’d find on a Pinterest board. Cupcake and crown moldings, marble fireplaces, pocket doors, and a grand pier mirror from the 1800s have all been maintained in pristine condition. And when mixed with the more modern, yet equally dreamy, decor, the 1,100-square-foot home is completely breathtaking. Located at 86 2nd Place, it’s asking $1,695,000.

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