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This funhouse is proof that money can’t buy taste.

The Gravesend three-bedroom has been on the market for over three months. The Barbie pink exterior might have almost worked if the owners had considered sticking to one theme, but unfortunately, the inside is nothing short of an aesthetic nightmare. From the velour-covered kitchen stools to the checkered floors to the dizzying array of mirrors, the end result is Pee-wee’s Playhouse gone terribly wrong.

It’s a shame, because it’s clear that the owners invested a lot of money into the property. Here’s how the listing on Fillmore Realty describes it:

Very unique property, Mother-Daughter 2 -1 Family homes on one lot. Main house has finished basement with media room, wet bar, heated stone glass floor. A must see bathroom with shower, washer, dryer room & home office with a walk-in closet. 1st fl boasts14 ft ceilings, exposed wood beams, white wood floors in living-dining room, flowing into a brand new kitchen to die for. All high end appliances. Radiant heated floors in kitchen. Blue Bahia granite counter tops, Murano glass back splash, glass block walls, fireplace & Tuscany tumble tiles in bathroom. 2nd Fl has 2 bedrooms,14 ft ceilings exposed wood beams, tiger stripe wood floors & jacuzzi tub.

In addition, the home is rigged with a security system that can be monitored from your iPhone. Thank goodness for that, because if someone stole one of my several animal hide throws, I know I’d be devastated.

The asking price for the property is $899,000.

Here’s more photos of kitsch-tastic decor:

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Living dining room

Bedrooms

 

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What do you think, dear readers? Can this home be saved?

h/t Curbed

All photos are from Fillmore Real Estate.

Update (December 17): The address has been removed from this article at the request of the homeowner.

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Contractors were seen installing scaffolding around the demolition site this morning.

Work to install scaffolding and fencing around 1524 Sheepshead Bay Road began this morning, as full demolition of the building is set to make way for a gated entryway to the 30-story luxury condominium tower at 1501 Voorhies Avenue.

Sheepshead Bites was the first to report on the planned demolition two months ago. An application for a demolition permit was filed in August, and the site passed its pre-demolition inspection just yesterday, according to Department of Buildings documents.

The storefront is part of a larger building, all owned by Muss Development, the company behind the Voorhies Avenue tower project, that spans four storefronts including Citibank. Only the one storefront is being demolished.

The building, once known as the Soeller Building, is nearly a century old, and we wrote about its interesting history previously.

The demolition makes way for a gated pedestrian entrance to the tentatively named Voorhies Tower, the 333-foot-tall development that will feature a mix of owned condos and rental units, with the former beginning at $700,000 for a one-bedroom. (See: video of the view from 333-feet above the development site.)

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The view from 333 feet above the development site.

Behind the gates will be a roundabout driveway leading in from Voorhies Avenue, a 52-space outdoor parking lot, and a 124-car garage that’s part of the building complex, according to local stakeholders that were invited to a closed-door briefing on the project who spoke to Sheepshead Bites in September on the condition of anonymity.

The stakeholders, after being briefed, maintained that they believe the 176 parking spots for 250 residential units plus office space will amplify parking problems in the area. There remain traffic concerns about the complex’s Voorhies Avenue driveway – which is just across the street from the Belt Parkway exit ramp, and which some believe will cause additional backups along the already congested route.

Muss commissioned an independent traffic analysis, which the Department of Transportation is currently reviewing to make potential adjustments to the plan.

The tower plans filed with the Department of Buildings for the tower are still pending review by the agency.

The approximately footprint of the combined properties now owned by Muss Development. (Source: Google Maps)

The approximately footprint of the combined properties now owned by Muss Development. (Source: Google Maps)

 

2711 Avenue X             #1D

(Source: Abacus Properties)

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One Bedroom in Sheepshead Bay
Price: $130,000
Viewing: November 23, by appointment only
Location: 2711 Avenue X
Description: Are you looking for a dream home that you can build all your wants and desires in? Well, too bad. You’ll have to settle with a co-op. So why not this one? At least it has some natural light.
Contact: Jeff Surowska, Abacus Properties, (718) 284-4400

One Bedroom Co-op in Gravesend
Price: $295,000
Viewing: All weekend, 12pm – 2:00pm
Location: 526 Avenue Z
Description: You’re not just near a beach in this apartment, you’re near “historical Coney Island.” The hardwood floors aren’t just new, they’re glistening like those body-builders after being rubbed down with butter or whatever.
Contact: Angela Friedman, Fillmore Realty, (917) 916-4418

Two Bedroom Condo in Sheepshead Bay
Price: $619,000
Viewing: All weekend, 12pm – 2:00pm
Location: 2511 Ocean Avenue
Description: This building is so fancy that the indoor parking is heated (nice touch in this weather) and the building itself even has a name: Casa Bianco Condo. The place also has “Eastern exposure,” which either means great views of the sunrise or nasty looks everyday.
Contact: Loretta Nastasi-Rivera, Fillmore Realty, (718) 259-1600

Three Bedroom Condo in Brighton Beach
Price: $695,000
Viewing: November 9, 2pm – 4:00pm
Location: 2801 East 11th Street
Description: Here you only get the best in this “super condition” abode. Top of the line appliances, parquet floors, parking and an elevator. I say you buy the place and then strip it all and sell the goods.
Contact: Albert Wilk, Wilk Real Estate, (347) 377-0906

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3205 Emmons Avenue (Source: Kings & Queens Apartments)

3205 Emmons Avenue (Source: Kings & Queens Apartments)

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Three Bedrooms on Emmons Avenue
Price: $2,395
Location: 3205 Emmons Avenue
Description: “Located in the heart of Sheepshead Bay,” if the heart was where the public transit is a pain and shopping/dining is non-existent. But still, it’s by the water, appears to be pretty spacious and has a balcony and on-site parking.
Contact: Kings & Queens Apartments, (718) 575-4700, info@kingsqueensapts.com.

Studio on East 12th Street
Price: $1,225
Location: East 12th Street
Description: Under features and amenities, the only thing listed is “elevator.” Don’t try to sell us too hard, or anything.
Contact: Albert Attias, CitiHabitas, (917) 692-6628.

New to Market One Bedroom
Price: $1,550
Location: East 13th Street
Description: One bedroom. One bathroom. No one has ever lived there before, and there are laundry machines. Badabing.
Contact: Aaron Hillel, (718) 417-7000

(Source: Coldwell Banker)

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One Bedroom Co-op in Sheepshead Bay
Price: $359,000
Viewing: November 9, 2pm – 4:00pm
Location: 1652 Emmons Avenue
Description: This apartment faces the water on Emmons Avenue but the realtor seems to have confused this place for a “picturesque view.” He also seems to think there is “fresh air” somewhere in that area, but I’ve yet to find such a thing. The building has a name. It’s Viking.
Contact: Joann Rosatti, Coldwell Banker, (212) 517-9100 ext. 354

Two Bedroom Co-op in Sheepshead Bay
Price: $239,000
Viewing: November 9, 2pm – 4:00pm
Location: 2650 East 13th Street
Description: The co-op is located in a building where all of the apartments are owned so you don’t have to deal with pesky tenants. The bedrooms are large and there is also a foyer. While the foyer may not be as useful as the bedrooms, it’s fun to say foyer.
Contact: Mohamed Mahmoud, Citi Star Realty, (917) 771-7064

One Bedroom Co-op in Brighton Beach
Price: $225,000
Viewing: November 9, 12pm – 2:00pm
Location: 3130 Brighton 6th Street
Description: This completely renovated mini-abode has a window in the bathroom, a real blessing. There’s also a sublease after two years.
Contact: Svetlana Borovskiy, High Class Realty, (347) 557-8712

One Bedroom Co-op in Sheepshead Bay
Price: $235,000
Viewing: November 9, appointment only
Location: 3311 Shore Parkway
Description: This week seems to be Co-op heavy so in honor of that, here’s one more Co-op. But what makes this place stand out is a purple carpet.  There is also parking in the building but there’s a waiting list to get a spot.
Contact: Aleksandra Sankovich, Bond, (212) 792-9253

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Remember that time when Brooklyn Industries used devastated Sandy communities as the backdrop for an ad shoot? Très cool. (Source: BrooklynIndustries.com)

Sheepshead Bay is very expensive. You don’t want to move here. People get stabbed all the time, bicyclists are run off the road and we don’t have a Starbucks. It’s, like, a three-day commute into Manhattan on a train that’s full of urine, showtime boys and broken air-conditioners. Really. It sucks. Hell, our news website is called “Sheepshead Bites,” not “Sheepshead Is Da Bomb.”

We promise. It’s just terrible. Don’t move here.

Plead as we might, Sheepshead Bay may be poised for a new influx of avant garde urban explorers fleeing Williamsburg and Bushwick; neighborhoods which are just, like, ugh, so 2008.

At least that’s the case if we’re to believe one SoHo-cum-Williamsburg-cum-Bushwick-cum-Gowanus musician who whined to the Village Voice that rents were rising and no one will let them bang on drums and vomit in the street at 3:30am. Her friends are apparently already pioneering the hipster trail down here.

“Who knows when the rents will go up there?” kazzoo’d Annabelle Cazel, of the Fiery Furnaces. “Most of my musician friends have moved … way south, to Ditmas Park, Sheepshead Bay, Windsor Terrace, or Flatbush. Gowanus is done with.”

Settle down there, Madison, er, Annabelle. It’s Southern Brooklyn, but it ain’t West Virginia.

The article is actually about how the rising cost of real estate and the replacement of defunct manufacturing districts with luxury residential stock mean there’s very little affordable practice space available for bands. And residential areas make particularly bad homes for DIY rehearsal spaces, since families who have to get up early in the morning to take the kids to school and generally contribute to society don’t really want to be kept up all night long by the rock-and-roll lifestyle.

Hell, these guys even had to compromise with their neighbors. Oh, the horror!

“In the past, everyone would be rehearsing. In more recent years, we had to make agreements with our neighbors: If you let us make noise during the day, we won’t make noise at night,” said Josh Copp of some band you haven’t heard of.

We concede; all jokes aside, this a very real problem. New York City has a legacy to preserve as a bastion of art and culture, and pricing out the people trying to “make it” is just as bad as pricing out the immigrant and blue-collar families that also form pillars of our economy and culture.

And, really, we could use some better music on this end of the borough. We’re so over Vanilla Fudge playing BayFest.

But if all this turns out to be true, that the hipster trail, like the Bedford bike path, now ends at Emmons Avenue, it’s certainly the end of an era for our once sleepy yet cosmopolitan corner of Brooklyn.

Good? Bad? You tell us. We’re just here to write about it.

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Featured: This new Manhattan Beach apartment is available now. See below.

FEATURED: Three bedrooms with a balcony in Manhattan Beach
Price: $2,700, negotiable
Location: West End Avenue
Description: This three bedroom, two bathroom apartment has a balcony with great ocean views overlooking Manhattan Beach. Three+1 closets, dining room and large living room. Grand master bedroom with separate bathroom. Newly renovated. Available immediately.
Contact: Michael Gershfeld, Bond New York Properties, (917)559-1487, Mgershfeld@bondnewyork.com.

 

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Featured: This ultra-modern commercial space is now available. See below.

FEATURED: Designer Office Space for Rent
Price: $2,500
Location: 2467 Ocean Avenue
Description: This office space can be used for a variety of different purposes, including medical/dental, marketing firms, accounting firms or even a tanning salon. It comes with a reception/waiting room, three multi-purpose rooms, one kitchen, one bathroom and an office. Windows and sinks are available in every room. Located in the newly constructed Wellbeing Medical Center (Suite C). No fees!
Contact: Owner, Boris Kerzhner, (347) 721-5348,  Boris.Kerzhner@yahoo.com.

 

One Bedroom in Gravesend
Price: $1,425
Location: East 3rd Street
Description: This apartment is a pretty basic place with a not so basic price. The rooms seem to get a moderately healthy amount of sunlight. But who’s really concerned with that as the dark, winter months approach?
Contact: William Oliphant, Hillel Realty Group, (347) 314-0138

Two Bedrooms in Sheepshead Bay
Price: $1,750
Location: Homecrest Avenue
Description: The appliances are being replaced. Floors are being re-sealed. Moves are being made for this “great big place, and little price.”
Contact:Chris Shiamili, Ardor Real Estate, (212) 588-3000

Three Bedrooms in Midwood
Price: $3,500
Location: 1535 East 14th Street between Avenue O and Avenue P
Description: Due to how “gorgeous” and “brand new” this place is, it’s rarely available.  I’m not sure if the realtor is describing an apartment or a potential date.
Contact: Morgan Rose Realty, (212) 213-0013

Two Bedrooms and a Fitness Room in Brighton Beach
Price: $2,651
Location: 1120 Banner Avenue
Description: Here you’ll find a fitness room and a beach nearby. Hopefully they aren’t referring to the beach as a fitness room. The windows are floor to ceiling length, giving the place a luxurious feel.
Contact: Irina Fibbio, Fillmore Realty, (718) 858-4700

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1976 Ocean Avenue             #3rd Floor

(Source: Fillmore Real Estate)

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Three Bedroom Condo With a Personality in Midwood
Price: $924,900
Viewing: October 26, 1pm – 3:00pm
Location: 1976 Ocean Avenue
Description: This condo is badass. Or, as the realtor puts it, the place is “cutting edge.” But the place isn’t the reckless kind of cutting edge that smokes a whole pack of cigarettes in an hour and then pukes in your fridge. It has just the right amount of grit tempered with classy terraces and a “deeded parking.” What does that last part mean? It means that you’ll actually have something valuable from this purchase to pass along to your loved ones.
Contact: Alexander Goldenberg, Fillmore Real Estate, (718) 252-2000

Three Bedroom Single-Family Home in Manhattan Beach
Price: $1,249,000
Viewing: October 26, 12pm – 1:30pm
Location: 168 Oxford Street
Description: Why pick this place? Because it’s new on the market and like anything else that’s new, you’re a good American consumer enthralled by shiny, new objects. The built-in grill is especially alluring.
Contact: Alexander Bragynsky,RE/Home Corp (718) 305-1139

Two Bedroom Co-op in Sheepshead Bay
Price: $179,900
Viewing: October 26, 1pm – 3:00pm
Location: 2251 Knapp Street
Description: Here’s an odd boast. This apartment, the realtor claims, is the nicest co-op on Knapp Street that is available. What if it’s the only co-op available on Knapp Street? This listing also doesn’t just have about 1,000 square feet, it “boasts” that much space.
Contact: Gina D’Onofrio, Fillmore Real Estate, (718) 858-4700

Three Bedroom Home in Gravesend
Price: $629,000
Viewing: October 26, 12pm – 3:00pm
Location: 2504 East 7th Street
Description: There are two floors in this house and all of the bedrooms are on the top floor along with the bathroom. Three to one doesn’t seem like a good ratio but maybe that’s why this apartment is relatively cheap.
Contact: Vincent Blandino, Weichert Realtors, (917) 336-6801

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Interboro Properties

(Source: Interboro Properties)

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Two Bedrooms in Gravesend
Price: $2,000
Location: 61 Village Road North
Description: This apartment is completely renovated and based on the pictures it’s a very beautiful place. But there are a few problems. First, the rooms all look small. And there are also a few hoops to jump for this place. Applicants must have a credit score of at least 700 and make 40 times the rent. Oh, and they charge $150.00 for credit checks.
Contact: Joseph Balisok, Interboro Properties, (516) 500-7719

Two Bedrooms in Midwood
Price: $1,700
Location: East 12th Street, off Avenue R
Description: Here is a place where the tiles in the bathroom and the kitchen are the same, acknowledging the circle of life that is your digestive process. There is also a laundry room and the floors are wood.
Contact:Michael Merola, Citi Habitats, (917) 892-6664

Two Bedrooms in Sheepshead Bay
Price: $2,200
Location: East 19th Street and Voorhies Avenue
Description: This apartment has two balconies, two bathrooms and two bedrooms. It’s also a second floor walk up. With all the twos involved here, this place is either good or bad luck. Or maybe it’s a message from the internet. Artificial life has come into existence. Run away. To this apartment.
Contact:Olga Vaysberg, Atlantic Properties Realty, (347) 608-6112

One Old World Bedroom in Midwood
Price: $1,600
Location: Ocean Parkway and Avenue P
Description: Here it is, lovers of the old world. This one bedroom possesses (contains?) the old world charm, according to the realtor with a sixth sense for these different worlds. But what exactly is this old world and what makes it charming? The window in the bathroom is narrow and small. Perhaps this is the source of the old world charm?
Contact:  Chris Shiamili, Ardor New York Real Estate, (212) 588-3000

 

 

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One Bedroom Condo On Sheepshead Bay Road (Sponsored Listing)
Price:
$399,000
Viewing: 
Call for details
Location: 1208 Sheepshead Bay Road
Description: One bedroom, one bathroom 830-square-foot condo in the heart of Sheepshead Bay. This is a gigantic sun-filled apartment with large, five-foot-wide windows, open layout, Brazilian Cherry hardwood floors, custom designed kitchen with stainless steel appliances and granite countertops. There are lots of closets and mirrors, a balcony and parking. Located on a quiet, residential block with very little car or foot traffic. Your home is your castle and you can enjoy it in silence. It is five minute walk to express train / bus with 30-minute service to Manhattan. Low HOA maintenance, which includes water, heating & gas.
Contact: (917) 720-2380

Three Bedroom Co-op in Sheepshead Bay
Price: $239,000
Viewing: October 12, 1pm – 3:00pm
Location: 2251 Knapp Street
Description: Welcome, to the extra-mint co-op. Or maybe, it has extra mint somehow lining the walls or something so your place is always minty fresh. The three bedrooms are renovated and the bathroom is modern, implying that there is hot water.
Contact: Laura Wright, Century 21, (718) 252-6060

Two Bedroom Condo in Brighton Beach
Price: $457,000
Viewing: October 12, 2pm – 4:00pm
Location: 52 Brighton 1st Pl
Description: This condo somehow has two balconies, giving the claim “luxury condo” some legitimacy. There’s also a private elevator and if I were you, I would give the elevator some kind of cutesy name. Like, “metal box that hasn’t killed me yet.”
Contact:  Svetlana Borovskiy, High Class Realty, (347) 897-0371

Four Bedroom Home in Sheepshead Bay
Price: $650,000
Viewing: October 12, 1pm – 3:00pm
Location: 2218 East 15th Street
Description: With a separate entrance for the basement and four bedrooms, it is a good fit for renting out part of the house or housing your good-for-nothing son. You hear that, mom?
Contact: Stephanie Chin, Fillmore Realty, (718) 332-8800

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