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Here were January’s priciest new listings in BK, Queens

Park Slope townhouse topped the list at $10M
By Kathryn Brenzel | February 03, 2016 03:22PM

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From left: 11238 72nd Avenue in Forest Hills and a rendering of 277 First Street in Park Slope 

Sometimes a dream home turns into a nightmare.

This seems to be the case for 277 1st Street, a five-story townhouse in Park Slope owned by Joseph and Ivana Hertz of Ocean Empire Management.

The couple bought the development site in 2000 to build their home, but after more than a decade of zoning and code obstacles, they placed the mansion on the market for $11.5 million in July 2015, Realty Today reported. The five-story home was re-listed last month with a chopped price-tag of $10 million, making it the priciest home to hit the market in Brooklyn in January, according to Point2 Homes.

The mansion’s superstructure is mostly completed but “awaits its final design choices to be selected by its new owner” — meaning it has no finishes or fixtures, according to its Corcoran Group listing. For all its woes, the townhouse still comes with some fancy perks: an indoor lap pool, an elevator, roof decks and four kitchens.

Meanwhile, the priciest listing in Queens last month also featured some ritzy amenities. A $3.9 million Forest Hills home theater, heated granite floors and a gym.

Here’s a full rundown of the priciest single-family homes in Brooklyn and Queens to hit the market in January:

BROOKLYN

1. 277 1st Street

Neighborhood: Park Slope

Price: $10 million

Size: 14,360

Stories: Five

Built: Under construction

Agents: Peter Gordenstein of Corcoran Group

1 Pierrepont St # 9A in Brooklyn Heights

1 Pierrepont St # 9A in Brooklyn Heights

2. 1 Pierrepont Street #9A

Neighborhood: Brooklyn Heights

Price: $8 million

Size: Not available

Stories: One

Built: 1925

Agents: Leslie Marshall of Corcoran Group

535 Dean Street PH101 in Prospect Heights

535 Dean Street PH101 in Prospect Heights

3. 535 Dean Street PH 101

Neighborhood: Prospect Heights

Price: $5.9 million

Size: Not available

Stories: Two

Built: 1902

Agents: Deepak Hemrajani of Douglas Elliman

 226 Garfield Place


226 Garfield Place in Park Slope 

4. 226 Garfield Place

Neighborhood: Park Slope

Price: $5.5 million

Size: 4,400 square feet

Stories: Three

Built: 1901

Agents: Michael Hendel and Robert Donigan of Brown Harris Stevens

5. 8 Pierrepont Street Unit 1

Neighborhood: Brooklyn Heights

Price: $4.9 million

Size: 3,100 square feet

Stories: Three

Built: 1900

Agents: Karen Heyman and Alan Heyman of Sotheby’s International Realty

QUEENS

1. 11238 72nd Avenue

Neighborhood: Forest Hills

Price: $3.9 million

Size: 4,100 square feet

Stories: Two

Built: 2004

Agents: Boris Mikhailov of Dom Realty of New York

Rendering of 42-60 Crescent Street in Long Island City

Rendering of 42-60 Crescent Street in Long Island City

2. 42-60 Crescent Street #10D

Neighborhood: Long Island City

Price: $3.5 million

Size: 1,952 square feet

Stories: One

Built: Under construction

Agents: Juan Rosa, Venita Farrier and LaQuana McNeil of Douglas Elliman

3. 42-60 Crescent Street PH9B

Neighborhood: Long Island City

Price: $3.3 million

Size: 2,102 square feet

Stories: One

Built: Under construction

Agents: Juan Rosa, Venita Farrier and LaQuana McNeil of Douglas Elliman

82-11 Beverly Boulevard

82-11 Beverly Road in Kew Gardens

4. 82-11 Beverly Road

Neighborhood: Kew Gardens

Price: $2.9 million

Size: 3,750 square feet

Stories: Two

Built: 1960

Agents: Boris Mikhailov of Dom Realty of New York

5.150-129 Powells Cove Boulevard

Neighborhood: Whitestone

Price: $2.9 million

Size: 2,990 square feet

Stories: Two

Built: 2004

Agents: Elizabeth Li of Acer Realty