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This Published Townhouse Undercuts New Builds Up the Block

A couple of weeks ago, we paid a visit to Strong Place to check on the progress of the three brand new townhouses going in on the block's northern end, where the unbuilt 2 Strong Place is asking a heady $5.95M, plus faith in a quality finished product. Down the block, a much older townhouse is listed for a little more than half that price—$2.8M—and comes with the historic details and quality of construction inherent in a pre-war build. Like its new competition, 30 Strong Place measures 17 feet across and up to four stories, but there's no garage or guest house in the back yard. That's not to say the back yard isn't spacious, the 40-foot long structure occupies less than half of the 100-foot lot. We can't wait to see which goes first, but this one has an extra leg up, thanks to publication in Martha Stewart Living and the now-defunct Domino magazines. That's something an unbuilt townhouse just can't quite compete with.

· 30 Strong Place [Corcoran]
· The As-Yet-Unbuilt Most Expensive Townhouse in Cobble Hill [Curbed]