When Justine Mills of Corcoran got the listing for 436a Marion Street, a two-family townhouse in Bed-Stuy, it had already been on the market with another broker for six months.
“The moment I walked in the home, I could feel it in my bones that the house was special,” said Mills, who suggested the owners price it at $1,250,000.
They were hesitant at first since it hadn’t managed to sell at the original, lower asking price of $1,175,000. But Mills insisted it would sell, then took around 20 “lifestyle-oriented” photos to highlight the home’s details like exposed brick and fireplaces. After putting the photos online, Mills had 25 groups at her first open house.
“Within 24 hours we had five offers and our highest was $1,300,000,” she said.
The buyers represented by Tova Bourque, also of Corcoran.
Mills credits the flurry of interest to the authentic feel of the home (pictured top) as opposed to many others in the neighborhood that were bought out of foreclosure, renovated cheaply and quickly thrown back on the market at higher prices.
“436a Marion is so special because actual home owners lived there, put their special touches on it, and filled it with good energy and love,” said Mills.
30 Howard Ave
Brick two-family home with driveway. Owners duplex, four-bedroom, 2-bath. The main duplex has a large two-level floor plan with a finished basement level that includes a king-sized master bedroom and en-suite, as well as access to a private backyard with entertainment and BBQ space plus a custom gazebo. An upper level two-bedroom apartment comes complete with a gas kitchen, living room and a full bathroom. Asking price: $1,150,000.Days on the market: 14 listed as coming soon, 49 on the market. Buyer and seller represented by Franco Medina and Gladys Barco , Compass.
184 Kent Avenue #D615
This split two-bedroom, 2-bath home offers Southern views and loft-like beamed ceilings. The open chef’s kitchen comes equipped with a fully integrated Smart tech Dacor refrigerator, Bertazzoni four-burner gas stove, Sharp microwave oven and Asko dishwasher. 924 s/f unit in a building with attended lobby, concierge and rooftop deck. Asking price: $1,675,000. CC: $1,123. Days on market: 11. Agents: Ryan Serhant, Morgan Levitt, Bianca D’Alessio and Christian Haag of Nestseekers and Winston Morrissey of REAL New York.
664 Jefferson Avenue, 2B
2B is a south-facing one-bedroom, 1-bath condo in a boutique building apanning nearly 700 s/f. The home features dedicated living and dining areas and a bathroom with a deep soaking tub. Asking price: $599,000. CC: $442. Days on market: 42 days. Agents: Jamie Fedorko of Warburg Realty and Patrick Clark of Mizner Capital Realty.
71 Cooper Street #4A
This is a newly constructed boutique one-bedroom, 1-bath condo located near both the L and J trains. Apartment 4A has a large terrace, stainless steel appliances and washer/dryer in unit as well as hard wood floors and ceilings that reach just under 10′. Asking Price: $489,000. CC: $336. Monthly taxes: $328. Days on market: 114. Agents: Jason Warner of REAL New York and Macie Barnes of Prevu Real Estate.
177 Columbia Heights #14
Studio, 1-bath with a wall of west-facing windows and French doors which open onto a Juliette balcony that spans the width of the apartment, 11-foot high ceilings, hardwood floors and a renovated kitchen and bath.
The open space allows for multiple configurations and room to carve out a bedroom space, a living area, and a work or dining space. The kitchen has dark-wood cabinetry, a stainless steel fridge and range with built-in microwave, a dishwasher, granite counters, and ample work and storage space. Asking Price: $485,000. CC: $799. Days on market: 78. Agents: Robert Schulman of Warburg Realty, Heather McMaster, Ariane Dembs and Annette Glass of Corcoran.
50 Sutton Place South-6L
Apartment #6L is a bright, quiet, and roomy two-bedroom, 2-bath that features three exposures; south, west, north with a partial East River view. A central foyer which naturally separates entertaining and private living areas. The living room and dining area measure 30′ in length and can be combined for an open living layout, or separated
The windowed kitchen has a Sub-Zero refrigerator, and wood cabinetry. Underneath the carpeting are hardwood floors in pristine condition.This master bedroom boasts two walk in closets and an en-suite bath. The second bedroom can also be used as a nursery, office, or den. Both bedrooms overlook gardens. Ample closet space throughout. Asking Price: $1,060,000. CC: $2,526. Days on market: 64. Agent for seller: Eileen Dale Rappaport of Douglas Elliman, agent for buyer: Deborah Ribner of Warburg Realty.