Little House That Could’s Price Slashed

Brooklyn Heights contractor Howard Haimes purchased the gem at 135 Joralemon for $2.4 million late last year and quickly got to work renovating the fire damaged home. According to Brownstoner, the home was listed at $5,950,000 three months ago. With no takers, the price was slashed to $5,750,000 last week. The property was part of this year's Brooklyn Heights House tour and is listed with Brown Harris Stevens.

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  • Teddy

    Keep slashing.

  • nabeguy

    With a chainsaw. That “house” is more of a bungalow, albeit a beautiful one.

  • Maroon

    I’m not sure it’s a “slash” when its a 3.5% cut.

  • lady montague

    Not to be nitpicky, but it’s a house, not a bungalow. This was a full size house of its era, with kitchen and service areas in the half-cellar (aka “garden” floor for the broker spinmeisters), two full living floors and a dormered garret. To be sure, it’s not a mansion on the scale of later styles represented in BH, with room for the extended family and servants to boot. But it’s certainly not anything like the typical single-floor (or maybe one-floor plus attic) bungalow.

    Having said that, while I love the house, I agree he’s off his rocker at that price.

  • Annette

    Having seen the inside during the last BHA House Tour in May, it IS a beautiful house and the work was well done. It’s great that someone finally stepped in, as that poor little landmark was an eyesore for so long, having been left to fall into such serious disrepair.

    However, it’s sandwiched between two *very* large buildings, especially on the left, and therefore there’s no privacy at all in the back yard. I know houses go for an unGodly amount of money in the Heights (heck, all over Brooklyn, for that matter, which is why I’m in the Bronx, honestly), but it does seem like a lot considering it’s diminutive size and lack of privacy…

  • Arthur

    We, too, were at the BH house tour this past May, but apparently saw a different house than the other commentators on this site. We were taken aback (as were all 6 within our party) at the shoddy, sub-standard “builder-quality” work that was done to a historical building that demanded so much more–namely, poorly trimmed doors and windows, cheap hardware and fixtures, a dirt-pit backyard (no landscaping whatsoever), flat white paint on walls smeared over onto the woodwork, shall I go on? It’s unfortunate that most people don’t see good quality workmanship. And a premium price to boot on this house? If the builder sunk in more than 100K, I’d be shocked….

  • Bart

    When an historic home is impeccably restored it is a blessing to the entire neighborhood.

    However, I would prefer to look at the home, either as I pass by, or from one of the homes across the street. It is indeed very small. And for the money many people want more than to be a fishbowl surrounded by apartment buildings.