One of our favorite things about old, well-kept brownstones? The intricate wood detailing you’ll find along the doorways, mantelpieces, staircases and shelving. The phrase, “They just don’t make them like that anymore” applies here. This brownstone at 429 Hancock Street in Bed-Stuy, a classic Brooklyn brownstone neighborhood, has plenty of the above details. As the listing says, the home is in the Queen Anne style with some Romanesque Revival elements thrown in. It’s also got some modern upgrades to go along with it. For this blend of the historic and the new, it’s going to cost you a total of $1.999 million.
Homes in brownstone Brooklyn neighborhoods have been selling over the asking price and bidding wars are becoming even more commonplace, according to DNAinfo. In the second quarter of 2015, for example, homes in Prospect Heights and Park Slope were selling for 4 percent over their asking price–the highest percentage seen in Brooklyn or Manhattan.