Source: Rich Caplan/nestseekers.com
Good news, Rockafellers. That $14 million Gravesend home you’ve been hoping to purchase, if the price was just a wee bit lower, has gone down in value.
The 2134 Ocean Parkway five-bedroom, 9,200-square-foot home with an elevator, two kitchens, a master bedroom with balcony and French doors, and art-nouveau staircase is now only $10.8 million.
The 23 percent drop in asking price still keeps this house in the “very expensive” realty category, but strips it of its most expensive home in Brooklyn slot.
Perhaps this was a clever realty ploy all along, to gain attention and then sell at a lower price. Let’s see if this works. Happy buying for those living the lifestyle of the rich and famous.
Source: Rich Caplan/nestseekers.com
An Ocean Parkway home made headlines yesterday when it hit the market for $14 million – giving it the heftiest price tag for a single-family home in all of Brooklyn.
At 2134 Ocean Parkway, this five bedroom, 9,200-square-foot home boasts an elevator, two kitchens, a master bedroom with balcony and French doors, art-nouveau staircase, and is “touched with limestone accents and finished in two-tone stucco and an authentic green terracotta style Spanish roof,” according to the listing.
A family has owned the home since 1992 and decided to put it on the market – furnished or unfurnished – since their children have grown up and moved out, according to The Real Deal.
The property’s agent, Ryan Serhant, told the New York Daily News that picking a price was a difficult task, with few known comparables in the area’s Syrian Sephardic community.
“This area trades mostly within its own community which brought the prices to where they are,” Serhant said.
The Gravesend area and its Sephardic community have been nabbing top slots for residential real estate pricetags for several years now. In 2009, 2111 East 2nd Street sold for $10.26 million, 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.” A home around the corner at 450 Avenue S sold in 2011 for $10.25 million, just shy of the $11 million sale of 451 Avenue S across the street in 2005.
Photos: Rich Caplan/nestseekers.com
(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!
Last week, the Brownstoner reported on the latest big home sales of the week and three of them were our neighbors in Manhattan Beach, Homecrest, and Gravesend. Judging from the comments to the post, it seems that the high prices are causing major confusion.
Second on the top-five list was this 3,330 square-foot, detached one-family at 1840 East 8 Street (between Aves R & S in zip code 11223) sold for $3,015,000. This Homecrest house is just 18 feet wide by 43 feet long and sits on a lot that is 29 feet by 120 long, so there’s an 11-foot wide driveway to park the car.
A surprise fourth on the list, was a Gravesend brick two-family house that sold for $1,800,000. The semi-attached brick (well, at least this one is brick) 2,686 square-foot house located at 1963 East 2 Street (between Avenues S & T) was a bit of a slow sale having entered into contract on 10/31/06 and closed on 1/7/09. The house has 2 rentable units and a basement garage. There is an attached house next door that appeared vacant with a “For Rent” sign out front. So for those of you who don’t have $1.8 million on hand, you might still be able to rent it.
This cute 1,705 square-foot
Manhattan Beach cottage –
a ranch-house hidden behind
the landscaping — at
215 West End Avenue
(closer to Oriental
Boulevard than to the ocean)
sold for $1.5 million.
It was fifth on the list.
You can see more details
about these sales at
(Photos by Ray Johnson)