Monday, February 25, 2013

314 Goes Boutique!

Yes, according to Corcoran, 314 12th Street is now Park Slope's "newest boutique condominium."  Its neighbors are slightly surprised to know that they live on a "beautiful tree-lined block."  Is it the still burned-out building at the end of the block that gives it a certain aesthetic glow?  Is it the demolition site?  Or maybe some of the other new constructions giving it a little oomph in the beauty department?  It's a fine block, with that nice, random assortment of frame, brick, small & medium sized apartment building, but surely not beautiful.  Its very lack of beauty, and more modest housing stock kept it from changing as quickly as prettier, brickier streets.  And that was just fine.

Anyhow, if you're in the market for a new apartment, there's a 3 bed. at 314 going for $1,495,000.  And if you want to read the DOB property profile, you can do so here, and check out the 38 complaints, 13 DOB violations, and 10 ECB (DOB) violations accrued over the course of demolition, excavation & construction.