These were the top home sales in BK, Queens in December

A Park Slope townhouse was the month's priciest deal

TRD New York /
Jan.January 10, 2017 09:00 AM

From left: Rendering of 277 First Street in Park Slope and 90 Furman Street in Brooklyn Heights

Without quite finishing what was supposed to be their dream home, a Park Slope couple placed their townhouse on the market for $11.5 million. More than a year later, the property sold for $7.5 million, making it Brooklyn’s priciest home sale in December.

Joseph and Ivona Hertz, who own Ocean Empire Management, decided to sell 277 First Street after more than 15 years of construction delays, the Commercial Observer reported last year.  The home sold in December after the couple delisted the property and then put it back on the market for a lower price. According to the most recent listing, most of the five-story property’s superstructure is complete, but the new owner will need to select finishes and fixtures.

Meanwhile in Queens, the most expensive home sale last month was a four-story townhouse in Long Island City, according to PropertyShark.

Here are the top five single-family home sales in Brooklyn and Queens:

1. 277 First Street
Neighborhood: Park Slope
Price: $7.5 million
Size: 11,488 square feet
Built: In progress
Agents: Peter Gordenstein of Corcoran Group TRData LogoTINY

2. 90 Furman Street #N400
Neighborhood: Brooklyn Heights
Price: $7.4 million
Building: Pierhouse at Brooklyn Bridge Park
Size: 4,311 square feet
Built: 2015
Agents: Corcoran Group and Toll Brothers

44 Grace Court

3. 44 Grace Court
Price: $7.1 million
Size: 5,500 square feet
Built: 1915
Agents: Yolanda Johnson Vogelzang and Vanessa Van Der Linde-Brown of Corcoran Group

1 John Street in Dumbo

4. 1 John Street #PHF
Neighborhood: Dumbo
Price: $5 million
Building: 1 John Street
Size: 2,637 square feet
Built: In progress
Agents: Karen Heyman and Alan Heyman of Sotheby’s International Realty

5. 90 Furman Street #N615
Neighborhood: Brooklyn Heights
Price: $4.9 million
Building: Pierhouse at Brooklyn Bridge Park
Size: 2,837 square feet
Built: 2015
Agents: Deborah Rieders, Sarah Shuken and Raquel Lomonico of Corcoran Group


1. 10-46 46 Road
Neighborhood: Long Island City
Price: $3 million
Size: 4,464
Built: 1871
Agents: N/A

2. 69-54 Ingram Street
Neighborhood: Forest Hills
Price: $2.4 million
Size: 3,844 square feet
Built: 1940
Agents: N/A

3. 141-17 Cherry Avenue
Price: $2.3
Size: 2,320
Built: 1925
Agents: N/A

4. 21-30 45 Road
Neighborhood: Long Island City
Price: $1.9 million
Size: N/A
Built: 1891
Agents: N/A

42-60 Crescent Street #8A in Long Island City

5. 42-60 Crescent Street #8A
Neighborhood: Long Island City
Price: $1.7 million
Building: Factory House
Size: 1,317 square feet
Built: 2016
Agents: Rick Rosa, Venita Farrier and LaQuana McNeil of Douglas Elliman

Correction: An earlier version of this story misstated the broker for 90 Furman Street #N400. Corcoran Group and Toll Brothers had the listing. 

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