A Swedish teacher and his wife fell in love with a Bay Ridge clapboard that reminded them of home.
The couple was among six to make an offer on 640 73rd Street when it hit the market, listed at $599,000 by Shyda Hoque and Nils Anderson at Realty Collective.
The three bedroom, 1-bath, 1,041 s/f, two-story one-family house has a huge backyard and pool.
Recent upgrades include vinyl siding, new windows, hot water heater, and stainless dishwasher and refrigerator.
There is a stacking washer/dryer on the first floor and the above-ground pool has a wraparound deck.
The lot is large enough and legally zoned for expansion on the rear of the house.
“There were six offers on the table. Two teachers ended up buying it and they wanted to preserve the integrity of the house,” said Hoque, who noted her clients had sold a family house in Sweden and were able to have funds to purchase in Bayridge.
“The buyers lived a few blocks away in Bay Ridge and were looking for a charming space to call home. It reminded them of their home they had recently sold in Sweden.”
The house spent four weeks on the market and sold at $609,000.
Upper East Side
300 E71st St. #6N
Corner two-bedroom, 1-bath co-op. Unit is fully renovated with split-bedrooms, ample closet space and a large living room with separate dining area. Hardwood floors, custom blinds and crown molding throughout. The kitchen includes granite countertops, designer appliances and plentiful cabinet space. Building amenities include a 24-hour doorman, live-in super, landscaped roof deck, free bike and luggage storage and residents’ laundry room. Asking Price: $959,000. CC: $1,583. Days on the Market: 3 weeks. Agents: Julie Zelman, Engel & Volkers; Michael Sargent, Citi Habitats.
305 E72nd St. #7I
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234 East 88th Street
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325 Lexington Ave. #29C
1,097 s/f two bedroom condo with views of the Chrysler Building, East River and downtown skyline. 10 ft. ceilings, floor-to-ceiling windows, wide plank walnut floors. Open kitchen outfitted with walnut cabinetry and Liebherr, Bosch and Bertazzoni appliances. Corner master suite with walk-in closet. 325 Lex is a newly completed building with a 24-hour doorman, live-in resident manager, fitness center designed by The Wright Fit, roof terrace and 421A tax abatement. CC: $1,636. Asking Price: $2,445,000. Time on the Market: 48 days. Agents: Mary Venezia, Corcoran Group; Corcoran Sunshine.
44 Carroll St #1L
Two bedroom, 1-bath 800 s/f condo. Floor-through apartment on the parlor floor of a three-unit row townhouse. Updated bath, separate kitchen with dishwasher, and a separate laundry room. The property has newly-sanded hardwood floors throughout, five large closets, and south and north facing windows. CC: $486. Asking price $725,000; Two weeks on the market. Agents: Maryam Daghmoumi, Realty Collective; Michael Gidalay, Nicola Nicoletta & Ian Morgan, Douglas Elliman.
99 Kane Street
Renovated historic Greek Revival two-family home built in 1846 and within walking distance to Brooklyn Bridge Park. 3,850 s/f home has 22 windows and two skylights with panoramic views of the New York Harbor and lower Manhattan skyline. Triplex-plus penthouse has five bedrooms and 3.5 baths. On the Garden Level is a large floor-through apartment with its own energy efficient mechanical systems, private entrance, and foyer. The extra-large cellar at full standing room height offers storage. Intercom on all floors. New electrical, copper plumbing, new boiler, new roof, central AC. Asking price: $2,800,000;Time on market: 11 weeks. Agents Betsy Hoffman & Donald Brannan, Brennan Realty Services; Tiffany Lee, Brennan Realty Services.
261 School House Road
A country home 2.5 hours from New York City. This 23-acre private setting is surrounded by hills, meadows, woods and two spring-fed ponds, in-ground pool and restored vintage barn. 16 ft. high entrance hall, great room with quarry tile floor and masonry fireplace. Bathrooms and kitchen have been remodeled. Master bedroom suite and an additional two bedrooms could be created on first and second floors. 500 s/f guest suite. Heated-on-demand hobby space, screened porch, heated utility room and storage area. Asking price: $520,000. Time on market: 27 weeks; Agents: Jennifer Capala, Halstead Property; James Male.