Townhouses top Brooklyn luxury contracts again

Townhouses in Park Slope and Cobble Hill were the most expensive luxury homes to enter contract last week, according to Compass

A photo illustration of a family viewing Brooklyn townhouses (iStock)
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Townhouses topped the Brooklyn luxury market for the second week in a row, according to a weekly Compass report on signed contracts asking $2 million or more.

The townhouse at 108 Eighth Avenue in Park Slope was the priciest home in Kings County to go under contract last week, with an asking price of $6.9 million. The 8,000-square-foot townhouse is 20 feet wide and has five bedrooms and five bathrooms. It has mahogany woodwork, original inlaid parquet floors, two outdoor terraces and a rooftop deck. It also has stained glass windows, panoramic city views and a primary suite with a large shower and cast iron tub — plus a home office. The grand center staircase allows most rooms to span the width of the home.

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The house at 19 Strong Place in Cobble Hill was the second most expensive home to enter contract with an ask of $6.5 million. The 6,000-square-foot townhouse is 25 feet wide and has eight bedrooms and four bathrooms. It has high ceilings, hardwood floors and a large chef’s kitchen with high-end appliances. It also has a wood-burning fireplace, a landscaped garden and a primary bedroom with an attached terrace and marbled bathroom. Additionally, the home has a dry basement and large skylights.

Forty-two luxury homes went into contract in Brooklyn last week — 22 townhouses, 18 condos and two co-ops – down from 44 the week prior. The median asking price was $2.7 million, and their combined value was just under $134.5 million, down $10 million from the week prior. The average price per square foot fell for the second week in a row to $1,258, down from $1,372 two weeks ago. The luxury homes sold last week did not receive discounts and spent an average of 130 days on the market.