Brooklyn Heights Little House That Could Sells

135 Joralemon Street, ravaged by fire in early 2005 and renovated by contractor Howard Haimes, has been sold.   The property, which was part of the BHA’s Annual House Tour 2007,  is listed as “in contract” on the Brown Harris Stevens website and was originally listed for $5.95 million.  The asking price was reduced a few times and finally settled at $4.95 million.  No word on the final sale price.

Back in March, the New York Times ran a story about Joan Goldberg, the BHS broker who sold the property, and how she’s had to work harder to sell properties in this economy.  Looks like her tenacity has finally paid off.

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  • my2cents

    I am so impressed at ow this building was brought back to life. I used to live down the block from it and I wondered when it would be demolished after watching them pump like 100s of gallons of water out of the basement one day. I thought for sure it was a goner. But wow did they ever improve it! I am glad it has someone to live in it now.

  • Anonymous

    This always has been one of my favorite houses in the Heights. If I would have the cash I would have bought that one without thinking twice. I am glad they renovated it and did not tear it down after the old people who lived there in the 90s moved or passed away.

  • Homer Fink

    The property sold for $2.4 million in 2006 according to public records. Big loss if that new sale price is true.

  • Clarknt67

    I toured this house post renovation. It struck me as very much a spit & polish renovation. Don’t get me wrong, it’s a gorgeous house, with an amazing history and I’d have snapped it up in a heartbeat were I a rich man (I too have long admired it).

    But the renovation seemed to have not re-imagined it in the modern sense of how homeshoppers like to see their homes with large master suites, and built-ins and ammenties. It was very much still partitioned like a 18th century house. I think anyone buying it now would want to sink a lot of money into interior renovations, which explains why it stayed on the market so long.

  • Mike

    I agree that reno was poor. Not sure why the broker made it sounds so amazing. It’s funny someone mentions sulfaro as she battles with everyone in the hood even with BHS. Notice her 550 sq ft apartment for sale on cranberry for 999k after three price reductions from 1.3mm what a laugh. Ah brokers brokers. Does anyone have the final sale price on the house?