(Photo courtesy of Property Shark via Brownstoner)

Did somebody say there was a housing slump? Someone forgot to tell the buyers of a Gravesend home that just  sold for $10.26 million, an amount topping the charts of 2009 home sales in the borough. The building at 2111 East 2nd Street (near Avenue U) was bought by an unknown party, spurring Brownstoner to scoff, “Holy moly! … It’s definitely the biggest sale of this year, and probably one of the top 10 or so biggest house sales in the borough ever.” Property Shark records say it’s an 8,206-square-foot one-family house that was built in 1998, and racks up nearly $90,000 in property taxes. Yowzers!

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  • http://www.flickr.com/photos/lisanne001 Lisanne!

    The biggest sale ever was nearby, I believe the selling price was $14 million. This happened about 3 or 4 years ago. I’m trying to verify the information now.

    Gravesend has become very desirable real estate as Syrian Jews wish to find houses for their children that are within walking distance.

  • http://www.flickr.com/photos/lisanne001/ Lisanne!

    The biggest sale ever was nearby, I believe the selling price was $14 million. This happened about 3 or 4 years ago. I’m trying to verify the information now.

    Gravesend has become very desirable real estate as Syrian Jews wish to find houses for their children that are within walking distance.

  • http://www.flickr.com/photos/lisanne001 Lisanne!

    The selling price of the earlier Gravesend sale, in 2006, was ONLY 11 million.

  • http://www.flickr.com/photos/lisanne001/ Lisanne!

    The selling price of the earlier Gravesend sale, in 2006, was ONLY 11 million.

  • http://whitetrashbbq.blogspot.com/ BrooklynQ

    10.2 million?? for that type of money, I want enough property to run bare ass naked and never see a soul.

  • http://whitetrashbbq.blogspot.com BrooklynQ

    10.2 million?? for that type of money, I want enough property to run bare ass naked and never see a soul.

  • Anonymous

    I’m with you BrooklynQ.
    This buyer either has that also or some tax exemption.

  • clare

    I’m with you BrooklynQ.
    This buyer either has that also or some tax exemption.

  • http://www.flickr.com/photos/lisanne001 Lisanne!

    I’ve taken to call these houses “compounds”. They use up most of the land for the house. Quite obviously, they have no use for aesthetics. This isn’t the only one with such an institutional look.

  • http://www.flickr.com/photos/lisanne001/ Lisanne!

    I’ve taken to call these houses “compounds”. They use up most of the land for the house. Quite obviously, they have no use for aesthetics. This isn’t the only one with such an institutional look.

  • Alex

    Not surprised by the number. You can name your own price in that area and the house will still sell. There is a reason why you never see a For sale sign or an MLS lisyting in that area for houses sitting on large lots…

  • Alex

    Not surprised by the number. You can name your own price in that area and the house will still sell. There is a reason why you never see a For sale sign or an MLS lisyting in that area for houses sitting on large lots…

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