Southern Brooklyn

Gravesend House Sells for $10.26 Million

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(Photo courtesy of Property Shark via Brownstoner)

Did somebody say there was a housing slump? Someone forgot to tell the buyers of a Gravesend home that just  sold for $10.26 million, an amount topping the charts of 2009 home sales in the borough. The building at 2111 East 2nd Street (near Avenue U) was bought by an unknown party, spurring Brownstoner to scoff, “Holy moly! … It’s definitely the biggest sale of this year, and probably one of the top 10 or so biggest house sales in the borough ever.” Property Shark records say it’s an 8,206-square-foot one-family house that was built in 1998, and racks up nearly $90,000 in property taxes. Yowzers!

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  1. The biggest sale ever was nearby, I believe the selling price was $14 million. This happened about 3 or 4 years ago. I’m trying to verify the information now.

    Gravesend has become very desirable real estate as Syrian Jews wish to find houses for their children that are within walking distance.

  2. The biggest sale ever was nearby, I believe the selling price was $14 million. This happened about 3 or 4 years ago. I’m trying to verify the information now.

    Gravesend has become very desirable real estate as Syrian Jews wish to find houses for their children that are within walking distance.

  3. I’ve taken to call these houses “compounds”. They use up most of the land for the house. Quite obviously, they have no use for aesthetics. This isn’t the only one with such an institutional look.

  4. I’ve taken to call these houses “compounds”. They use up most of the land for the house. Quite obviously, they have no use for aesthetics. This isn’t the only one with such an institutional look.

  5. Not surprised by the number. You can name your own price in that area and the house will still sell. There is a reason why you never see a For sale sign or an MLS lisyting in that area for houses sitting on large lots…

  6. Not surprised by the number. You can name your own price in that area and the house will still sell. There is a reason why you never see a For sale sign or an MLS lisyting in that area for houses sitting on large lots…

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