It’s been called “charming,“ “developing” and “diverse,” and when Doug Bowen and Zia O’Hara at Douglas Elliman took over the listing at 22 Lefferts Place in Clinton Hill (above), they worried the neighborhood would be their biggest challenge.
But when they cut $150,000 off the asking price of the fully restored brick townhouse and photographed it in white-box condition, it was snapped up for just north of $3 million by a young couple looking to plant some roots.
“Our main challenge was the perception of Lefferts Place as not being a desirable street,” said Bowen. “In reality, this part of Lefferts is leafy, quiet and charming, lined with lovely townhouses and a three minute walk to a myriad of amenities and the C train. “The other challenge was the seller’s furniture was very big. When our sellers moved out, we re-photograph the empty space and redid the lighting scheme. We quickly received an offer from people that had come to our first open house.”
The buyers said, “We imagined making it our home from the moment we first walked in and we picture ourselves raising a family there and being part of the wonderful Clinton Hill neighborhood for years to come.”
Upper East Side
203 East 89th St. #3B, $317,500
Studio apartment with elevated platform serving as a divided bedroom area with custom bedside built-ins, headboard and storage unit. Kitchen includes a stainless steel refrigerator/oven hood, granite counter top with matching breakfast bar and built-in pantry. Hardwood floors throughout. Building has laundry in basement, free storage and bicycle space. Walking distance to Central Park, the 4/5/6/Q subway stations. CC: $706. Asking Price: $327,500. Time on Market: 40 weeks. Agents: Jeffrey Silverstein & Zachary Stackell, Douglas Elliman; Yelena Deltsova, City Connections Realty, Inc.
Upper East Side
300 E74th St. #10G
Two bedroom, 2-bath home with full dining room, windowed kitchen, split bedrooms and balcony. Fully renovated and configured as a two bedroom with den. Living room with dining space. Kitchen has granite counters, stainless steel appliances and counter. French doors to what is now the a den. Corner master bedroom with built-ins, walk-in closet and corner balcony facing East. Windowed master bath. Six closets, including three walk-ins. Pet-friendly, non- smoking building. Asking price: $ 1,499,000. Days on market: 130 days. Agents: Fern Budow, Corcoran; Lynn Kellert, Corcoran
Upper West Side
15 W72nd St. #12H
3.5 room home in white-glove buildings offering sterling location with Central Park access and open views. Renovated home with molding throughout and decorative fireplace. Foyer leads into living room with parquet floors. Dedicated dining area flows directly into the renovated kitchen with white cabinetry, granite countertops and stainless steel appliances. Marble bath and king-sized bedroom. Amenity-rich building with gym, laundry and package room, courtyard and roof deck. Asking Price: $995,000. CC: $1,831. Days on Market: 42 days. Agents: Sherry Matays, Corcoran; Michael J. Franco, Compass.
160 West End Ave. #5D
Renovated two bedroom , 2-bath residence in pristine condition with custom finishes throughout. Open living space, balcony and home office. Located near Lincoln Center, Beacon Theater, Columbus Circle, dining, top schools, movie theaters with both express and local transportation options. Asking Price: $1,595,000.CC: $2,381. Days on Market: 16 days. Agents: Jennifer Kalish of Douglas Elliman; Michael J. Franco, Compass.
630 First Ave. #6K,
Two bedroom, 2-bath apartment with hardwood floors throughout, renovated chef’s kitchen with new appliances, renovated Italian marble bath, and double-pane windows in every room. Manhattan Place Condominium is located on the East River and features a grand lobby waterfall. The rooftop houses a health club, 360 degree running track, indoor pool, hot tub, two sundecks, men’s and women’s locker room with showers, steam room and saunas. The building also has a party room with piano as well as a full kitchen. There’s a large monitored laundry room, storage room and a children’s playroom. CC: $1,032. Asking price: $1,198,000. Time on market: 10 weeks. Agents: Ivona Zeler, Compass; Bobby Rehani, City Connections Realty, Inc.
245 E35th St. #6E
Newly renovated studio apartment in the Townsley, a full-service co-op. Living/sleeping area through a wall of windows facing south onto tree-lined 35th Street. Open kitchen with island seating and outfitted with stainless steel appliances, caesarstone countertops, ceramic ash grey floor and porcelain tiled walls. New floors and abundant closet space. Remote controlled Friedrich air conditioner. Asking Price: $435,000. CC: $955. Days on Market: 53 days. Agents: Rachel Lustbader, Jeremy Kamm, Warburg Realty; Yuye Zheng of Winzone Realty.
205 15th St. #A5.
Two bedroom, 2-bath top floor walk-up condo with 11 ft. ceilings, washer/dryer, through-wall A/C, and private furnished roof deck. 1,100 s/f of interior space with entry foyer, coat closet, living and dining area. Master bedroom has en suite bathroom and walk-in closet. Kitchen with stainless steel appliances and U-shaped marble countertop. Harwdoowd flooring throughout. CC: $549. Asking price: $999,000.00 Tome on market: 108 days. Agents: Peter Bracichowicz, Corcoran; James Guimaraes, Ideal Properties Group.