Park Slope rowhouse, Dumbo’s Clock Tower claim Brooklyn’s priciest contracts
Long-ago rescue of wide sidewalks, mature trees pays off for seller
A rowhouse with Park Slope’s widest sidewalk and the Clock Tower in Dumbo landed the top contracts in Brooklyn last week.
The most expensive home to go into contract was 547 3rd Street in Park Slope, asking $5 million. The landmarked townhouse, built in 1892, spans 4,400 square feet and has five bedrooms, two bathrooms and two half-bathrooms.
The 20-foot-wide home also features the original floors, mantles and pocket doors, stained glass transoms, a finished basement and landscaped garden.
Compass’ Libby Ryan, who once lived across the street, had the listing. The block has the widest sidewalk in the historic district, thanks to neighbors’ decades ago blocking a city plan to fell its mature trees and widen the street — a fate that devalued the homes on the block below.
Historic Park Slope townhomes have topped luxury contract reports for the past three weeks, including 10 Prospect Place. The 5,500-square-foot, nine-bedroom home, built in the 1880s, found a buyer two weeks ago.
The second priciest listing to go into contract from April 24 to April 30 was at Two Trees’ Dumbo Clock Tower, a condominium known for the record-breaking sale of its triplex penthouse
The historic waterfront building added another pricey contract to its tab with Unit 6GH, last asking $4.3 million.
The 3,400-square-foot, four-bedroom unit at 1 Main Street features 11-foot ceilings, an open-concept kitchen with high-end appliances and a home office. The building’s amenities include a windowed fitness center, 24-hour doormen and roof deck.
Compass’ Callie Katt had the listing.
The Clock Tower’s 6,800-square-foot penthouse scored the priciest home sale in the neighborhood’s history when it was purchased by Colombian-born gallery owner, art dealer and collector Lio Malca for $15.7 million, or $2,242 per square foot, in 2017.
Brooklyn saw 20 homes listed for $2 million or more find buyers last week, up from 19 in the previous period, according to Compass’ report. Six deals were for condos, three were for co-ops and 11 were for townhouses.
The average asking price was $3 million and the average price per square foot was $1,276. The 20 homes spent an average of 160 days on the market and had no average discount from the original listing price.
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