From the bayou to our backyard: a prewar (er, pre-Civil War, kids) Fort Greene mansion that hit the market earlier this week for $13 million has sold in a flash. Brownstoner, who's been tracking the property closely, notes: "The good news? The historic 1830's home will be spared, though a neighboring two-family home and two carriage houses will have a date with the wrecking ball to make way for a 40,000-square-foot high-rise condo development... Given that the yellow house is not protected by landmark laws, we have to say we're pleased with any outcome that will preserve the house."
· Listing: Fort Greene 'Country House' [Douglas Elliman]
· In a Flash, Oxford Mansion Goes for $13mil [Brownstoner]
· Developer Grabs Ft. Greene Home for Cool $13m [NYDailyNews]