Townhouses top Brooklyn luxury market
Houses in Park Slope and Fort Greene were the most expensive listings to enter contract last week
The two most expensive homes to go into contract in Brooklyn last week were townhouses.
A Park Slope townhouse at 608 5th Street built in 1892 topped the luxury market. The five-bedroom, four-bathroom home went under contract asking $11.9 million, according to Compass’ weekly report on signed contracts for homes asking $2 million or more. It has a private garage with a floor-to-ceiling glass rear wall and 14-inch-wide heart oak flooring. The home has outdoor space on the ground level as well as a rooftop deck with a grill and a separate terrace with a fireplace. It also has high ceilings, custom moldings and millwork and windows on all four exposures. It’s less than a block from Prospect Park.
The second most expensive home to go into contract last week was a townhouse at 6 South Oxford Street in Fort Greene with a $7 million price tag. The landmarked 5,300-square-foot Italianate brownstone is 21.5 feet wide and has five bedrooms and five bathrooms. The recently renovated house has dual saunas and a custom kitchen with high-end appliances and an outdoor kitchen. It also has a solarium, a garden and a wood burning fireplace, in addition to a gym. The solarium has a glass roof with solar shades and an office and a sitting area. The building has Passive Home energy efficiency, according to the listing.
Forty-four luxury Brooklyn homes went into contract — 22 townhouses, 20 condos and two co-ops — that’s up from the 31 homes that went into contract the week before.
The homes had an average price per square foot of $1,372, down from $1,446 the week prior. Their combined price was over $144 million, up from $97 million last week. The homes, which on average were not discounted, spent an average of 90 days on the market. The median asking price was $2.7 million.