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Carroll Gardens townhouse dominates Brooklyn’s luxury market

A photo illustration of One John Street (left) and 79 Second Place (right) in Brooklyn (Douglas Elliman, Front Inc., Getty Images)

When is second place enough for first? When a townhouse at 79 Second Place in Carroll Gardens closes with a $6 million demand, topping the Brooklyn luxury market.

The four-story home with an owner’s triplex beneath two rental apartments was the most expensive listing to close a deal last week, according to Compass’ Weekly Report on deals signed in the boroughs for homes asking for $2 million or more.

The 4,200 square foot home can be easily converted into a single or two-family home, depending on the listing.

The owner’s turnkey triplex features the original restored 1890’s parlor floor and high tin ceilings. The house also has a front garden and a backyard, as well as several balconies.

The second most expensive home in Brooklyn to close on a deal last week was Unit 7B at 1 John Street in Dumbo, which had an asking price of $5.6 million.

The 2,500 square foot unit features three bedrooms and three full bathrooms. The chef’s kitchen has custom cabinetry and double islands, and the corner living room has oversized windows. The master suite has an en-suite bathroom with custom stone flooring. Amenities in the building, where units have consistently topped this ratio, include a gym, a rooftop terrace furnished with grills, and a 24-hour doorman.

The building’s 3,600-square-foot penthouse might have been the borough’s most expensive listing when it hit the market in 2015 at $8.8 million. The last unit at 1 John Street to dominate the luxury market was Unit 9B in May.

Twenty luxury homes — 11 townhouses and nine condos — signed up last week, up from 16 the previous week. The homes’ combined asking price was $60.7 million and the average price per square foot was $1,302. Homes spent an average of 78 days on the market and received a 2% discount, the fourth week in a row the average home sold below demand.


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