Brooklyn

Cool Listings, Park Slope

All photos by Evan Joseph

A recently renovated brownstone located on a park block with eight bedrooms, four baths, and private outdoor space? This home checks all of the boxes. Asking $7.49 million, the townhouse at 541 1st Street in Park Slope was professionally designed and furnished, with attention paid to not only preserving historic details but also complementing them with modern upgrades. In addition to the designer-curated interiors, the home boasts a charming rear garden and a parlor-level deck.

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Architecture, condos, DUMBO, New Developments

Renderings courtesy of Marchmade

The curvy, twisting tower rising in Dumbo launched sales this week, with condos starting at $1.75 million. Developed by Fortis Property Group and designed by Hill West Architects, Olympia Dumbo contains 76 residences ranging from one- to five-bedroom apartments. According to a spokesperson for the project, the building’s top-floor penthouses, which will list for $16 million and $15.5 million, could become the neighborhood’s most expensive condos ever sold if they sell at the asking prices.

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City Living, Design, DUMBO

All photos by Gregg Richards

At the Brooklyn Public Library’s newest branch, reading comes with a view. The library opened the Adams Street Library in Dumbo this week, marking the first new library built in the borough in nearly 40 years and the first branch to open in the neighborhood. Bordering Brooklyn Bridge Park and tucked underneath the Manhattan Bridge, the library has 15-foot windows that face the East River and lower Manhattan skyline.

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Cool Listings, Red Hook

All images courtesy of Douglas Elliman

Located at 142 Dikeman Street, this four-bedroom, 4.5-bathroom new-construction single-family home, asking $3.75 million, occupies a quiet corner in Brooklyn’s colorful and charming Red Hook neighborhood. Designed by architect Gabriel Calatrava (son of world-renowned architect Santiago Calatrava) and design firm Decada, this modern four-story townhouse features towering atrium ceilings, three outdoor spaces including a private green roof, bespoke finishes, and a drive-in garage.

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affordable housing, East New York

Photo: James Shanks Photography

An affordable housing building for seniors opened in East New York last week, one of the final pieces of a long-awaited development project. Located at 516 Schroeders Avenue, the building is the sixth phase of the Nehemiah Spring Creek development, which includes the transformation of 45-acres of undeveloped wetlands and landfills into mixed-use, mixed-income Brooklyn community.

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Cool Listings, Park Slope

Listing photos courtesy of The Corcoran Group

If you’re looking to get into the Park Slope real estate scene on a budget and don’t mind climbing a ladder to go to sleep, this is your place. The cute studio at 475 7th Avenue is asking just $345,000, and it has enough space for a full living room, full-size appliances, and hidden storage. Plus, it’s only two blocks from Prospect Park.

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City Living, Williamsburg

Photo credit: Tory Williams

Williamsburg residents will soon be able to fill their stylish pads with plants to match. The Sill, the popular direct-to-consumer houseplant company, opened its second location in Brooklyn this week. Located in the heart of the neighborhood at 190 Berry Street, the store is full of the company’s best-selling items, from potted succulents and cacti to tropical plants and ferns.

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Cool Listings, Park Slope

Listing photos courtesy by Kellen Houde of REPN

As the listing says, this townhouse in Park Slope has “the rarest of amenities – a double-wide 37′ garden oasis.” The huge outdoor area has beautiful blue stone landscaping, tiered planting beds, and room for multiple gathering spaces. Inside, the added perks keep coming. Both the dining room addition and the full-floor primary bedroom suite have multiple skylights. There’s also a bonus den and home office, as well as the perfect nook for that Peloton bike. The three-bedroom home is on the market for $3,295,000.

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Cool Listings, Greenpoint

Listing photos courtesy of The Corcoran Group

Think that’s a lot for well under $1 million? You wouldn’t be wrong. And you also wouldn’t be realizing that, in addition, you’re getting two full bathrooms, good closet space, a washer/dryer, and a nearly 320-square-foot full-floor bedroom. Located at 198 Monitor Street in Greenpoint, it’s asking $875,000.

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Brooklyn Heights, real estate trends, Recent Sales

Photo by Jason Puma

Assuming the condo at Brooklyn Heights’ Quay Tower closes for its $10,650,000 asking price, it’ll become Brooklyn’s priciest condo sale of the year. This is not the first record-setter for the luxury waterfront tower. In April 2020, a penthouse closed for $20,301,000, making it the borough’s most expensive residential sale ever at the time. (It was outdone by a $25.5 million Brooklyn Heights townhouse sale in January of this year, but it’s still the borough’s biggest condo sale.) The latest sale is for a 4,544-square-foot, four-bedroom unit with amazing skyline and harbor views.

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