1820s clapboard beauty finally sells in Brooklyn Heights

Brownstoner.com reported this week that 135 Joralemon Street closed for $4,189,000, a whopping one-third less than its original asking price of a year-and-a-half and three price slashes ago. I worked a shift on the top floor of that house during the May 2007 Brooklyn Heights house tour, mostly keeping people from climbing up the ladder leading to a storage loft and answering the question, “How much are they asking?” Everyone was uniformly horrified to hear 6 million, even though it is an amazing survivor of a house, with dormer windows and a rare filigreed iron verandah, wedged between two apartment buildings.  Is it that prices even on such an extraordinary house, even in ironclad NYC, have truly tanked (giving the lie to my previous post about how old houses retain their value in any market), or was it way overpriced to begin with?

1-exterior

Back porch too

Back porch too

Front hall

Front hall

About cara

I blog for fun here at casaCARA, and write about architecture, interiors, gardens and travel for many national magazines and websites. My recently published posts and articles can be found here: https://casacara.wordpress.com/recent-articles/
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