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Thursday
Jan242013

A FIPS Round-Up of Hawt Park Slope Real Estate Currently On The Market

Move over Beverly Hills, it’s Park Slope, 11215.

Long gone are the days of "I have more space and pay less”, unless you live in Manhattan. You read that right, gentrifiers, Brooklyn natives, parents and hipsters. Brooklyn’s 5th Avenue is apparently on its way to becoming the next Park Avenue, albeit with a few more thrift stores and artisanal cheese. 

Willing to pay that pretty penny for an exclusive Brooklyn zip code? Here’s our weekly roundup of available real estate.

Special bonus! This week’s listings are all brand spanking new. So get on it. 

**PLACES FOR SALE**

1. TOWNHOUSE ON 8TH AVENUE

Price: $3,800,000

Location: 43 Eighth Avenue (Prospect & Berkeley)

Real Estate Agency: Halstead Property

What it's like: It’s like Downton Abbey stepped into Brooklyn. Almost 6,000 square feet of black and white marble floors, a glass solarium, and 12’ ceilings for those who “covet gracious brownstone living."

Why you might want this place: Because the NY Times says that was built for “Park Slope’s elite in the late nineteenth century” and, well, you are pretty bougie.

Why this place might suck: A house with museum quality detail doesn’t exactly scream cozy Sunday in my PJ's watching Homeland.

2. HALF FLOOR 3BR ON GRAND ARMY PLAZA

Price: $1,700,000

Location: Union Street (8th & Prospect Park West)

Real Estate Agency: Halstead Property

What it's like: This half-floor home, with a stunning private entrance overlooking Grand Army Plaza, sports 3 bedrooms, 2.5 baths and tons of roaming space. Top of the line amenities and appliances make it move-in ready.

Why you might want this place: Because a WALK-IN RAIN SHOWER WITH A WAND, YOU GUYS.

Why this place might suck:  New construction = new problems.

3. GOWANUS INVESTMENT

Price: $1,350,000

Location: Gowanus, near 9th Street

Real Estate Agency: Ideal Properties Group

What it's like: Built in 1901, this 3-story residential “investment” property doesn’t offer a lot of detail about what’s going on inside the grey siding, but we can imagine it’s a lot like your first sexual encounter: lacking, but with potential.

Why you might like this place: Because you really love Vanilla Ice’s DIY home improvement show and have been waiting for the chance to fix up a place of your own.

Why this place might suck: Gowanus, Gowanus canal, Gowanus. 

4. 2.5 BEDROOM WITH PRIVATE TERRACE ON THIRD STREET

Price: $765,000

Location: 3rd Street (6th Ave. & 7th Ave.)

Real Estate Agency: Corcoran

What it's like: This charming 2.5 bedroom sits on arguably one of the most beautiful blocks in Park Slope and is seriously family friendly.  From the sleeping loft - perfect for a nursery - to the private terrace off the master bedroom- perfect for a glass of wine after dealing with your bundle of joy in the nursery – this place is simply charming.

Why you might like this place: Because you’ve always wanted to bring a little Romeo and Juliet to Park Slope.

Why this place might suck: 1 bathroom and high probability of small children and grown men as occupants. 

5. MYSTERY 2BR ON GARFIELD PLACE

Price: $749,000

Location: Garfield Plae (6th Ave. & 7th Ave.)

Real Estate Agency: Corcoran

What it's like: We’re not exactly sure…. While the brokers don’t yet have any photos available, they invite us to “let the sunshine in!” on this 2 bedroom condo in Central Slope.  We do know it’s a pet friendly building with a central laundry room and a part-time super. Did we mention the 3 skylights?!

Why you might like this place: Because you love blind dates.

Why this place might suck: The kitchen and baths are “in need of your own TLC”, and I’m not sure this is something that even Honey Boo Boo can fix.

 

 

 

 

**PLACES TO RENT**

1. TRIPLEX ON 2ND STREET

Price: $11,000/month

Location: 517 2nd Street (7th Ave. & 8th Ave.)

Real Estate Agency: Citi-Habitats

What it's like: Hello, Triplex! This Victorian Brick stone boasts 5-bedrooms and 3,000 square feet of original pre-war beauty. New furnishings and a cook’s kitchen perfectly compliment the original wood floors and formal dining area. Let’s all take a moment to sigh.

Why you might like this place: Because you’ve always found duplexes to be oppressive.

Why this place might suck: 11k a month and you still have to share a backyard. The indignity.

2. 3BR SOUTH SLOPE CONDO WITH MANHATTAN VIEWS

Price: $3,800/month

Location: 20th Street (4th Ave)

Real Estate Agency: Betancourt

What it's like: This 3-bed, 2-bath condo is located deep in South Slope and offers all the amenities one would want (and come to expect) in a new building. Stunning city views from two terraces make up for the less-than stunning views of 4th avenue.

Why you might like this place: Because you can boast of living on the other side of the tracks and still have a doorman.

Why this place might suck: We don’t really want to know the real purpose of the steel beams crossing the floor to ceiling windows.

3. RENOVATED CENTER SLOPE 3BR

Price: $3,200/month

Location: 3rd Street (5th Ave & 6th Ave)

Real Estate Agency: Betancourt

What it's like: Newly renovated, this “CATS ONLY” 3-bedroom apartment in center Slope has hardwood flooring throughout. New stainless steel appliances are surrounded by more hardwood, this time in the form of excessive cabinetry, and a checkerboard floor.

Why you might like this place: Because you have cat and love playing checkers.

Why this place might suck:  Because have a dog and prefer chess.

 

 

4. 1BR IN PARK SLOPE'S ORIGINAL GREEN BUILDING

Price: $2,595/month

Location: 6th Ave (Prospect Ave)

Real Estate Agency: Orrichio Anderson

What it's like: Housed in Park Slope’s original green LEED gold star building, this 1 bedroom, 1 bath is a lovely modern standout on a quiet, traditional block.

Why you might like this place: Because it makes you feel better about blasting the heat with windows open when you live in an environmentally friendly building.

Why this place might suck: Verdict is still out on the “virtual doorman”. We’d like to see his credentials. 

5. CENTER SLOPE STUDIO

Price: $1,250/month

Location: 4th Street (8th Ave & Prospect Park West)

Real Estate Agency: Douglas Elliman

What it's like: 350 square feet of living in an elevator building with premium location. Great light, cute kitchen and heat and hot water included!

Why you might like this place: Because, take that, Manhattan friends. Whose rent is cheaper now?

Why this place might suck:  Do we really need to review the reasons life can suck when living in 350 square feet? Unless you’re this guy


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