New construction townhouse tops Brooklyn’s luxury market

Carroll Gardens home last asked $7.5M

New Construction Townhouse Leads Brooklyn’s Luxury Market
Douglas Elliman’s Aran Scott and Compass’ Sandra Cordoba with 390 Degraw Street and 253 Hicks Street (Douglas Elliman, Compass, Google Maps, Getty)

Brooklyn’s luxury market capped off last week with something old and something new. 

A new construction townhouse and historic carriage house were the priciest properties to find a buyer between April 22 and April 29, according to Compass’ weekly report. Buyers signed contracts or 26 homes asking $2 million or more last week, which was on par with the previous period

The most expensive home to enter contract was 390 Degraw Street in Carroll Gardens, with an asking price of $7.5 million. The townhouse spans 3,200 square feet and has five bedrooms and four bathrooms. 

The four-story home also features a finished basement, elevator, yard and roof deck. 

Douglas Elliman’s Aran Scott had the listing. It was his second straight week attached to a top contract in the borough after he represented the seller of a 6,500-square-foot townhome at 336 Degraw Street last asking $12 million. 

A two-story home at 253 Hicks Street in Brooklyn Heights, asking $5.5 million, was the second priciest property to land a signed contract. The 2,600-square-foot home — built in the late 1800s and designed by New York City architect William Tubby — has five bedrooms and two bathrooms. 

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The corner carriage house also features a landscaped roof deck, finished basement, front garden and 25-foot-wide great room with a wood-burning fireplace. 

Sandra Cordoba, Clare Saliba and Christine Dugan of Compass had the listing. 

Brooklyn Heights is known for snagging top-dollar deals for its brownstones. Glossier founder Emily Weiss, and her partner, fintech executive William Gaybrick, are in contract to purchase 1 Sidney Place. If the home closes for its last $22 million asking price, it would become the second most expensive single-family sale in the borough.  

Of the 26 contracts, 10 were for townhouses, and seven were for condos. 

The homes had an average asking price of $3 million, which works out to about $1,451 per square foot. The properties spent an average of 120 days on the market with an average discount of 2 percent from the listing price.

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