This week’s “Crib War” is being waged by two foes which could not be anymore diametrically opposed to each other. The properties in comparison are the Paul Rudolph House of Midtown East (23 Beekman Pl.) and a “Brooklyn-style chateau” in Greenpoint at (28 Broome Street).
In the land of fitted suits, hedge-funds and other “American Psycho” cliches sits the Paul Rudolph Home at 23 Beekman Place in Turtle Bay, Midtown East. The 4 unit townhouse constructed by Paul Rudolph in a modernist fashion has already been landmarked by the New York City Landmarks Preservation Committee.
Apart from its historically convention defying architecture, the townhouse is crowned by a 4,000 sq foot penthouse which was previously listed at $14,000 per month and sits above a wall spitefully constructed by one of its immediate neighbors.
The Greenpoint Chateau
In perfect contrast to its stereotypically audacious and pricier rival across the East River, sits a very lucid and stoic “Brooklyn-esque chateau” at 28 Broome Street in Greenpoint. This cylinder 5 unit walk-up is relatively new in its construction with a 2008 completion date.
Offering rooftop terrace views to all 5 tenants, 3 car garage access, green space (for all but one unit), full stainless steal appliances, central air, and even jacuzzi tubs for select units, this building is of course quite the bargain with a listing price of $2.8 million.
Crib War Winner
The Blocksy pick is (drumroll….) 28 Broome Street. With the Brooklyn housing market heating up despite a global recession, the value of this property will only increase.
While both modern and prestigious, the Rudolph’s $27.5 million asking-price and prick-ish neighbors seem to have brought the demise of this townhouse in this week’s Crib War.