Imagine you have around $3 million to spend on a place and you've narrowed it down to two houses. How do you make up your mind? The answer is simple: you shove them into a metaphorical cage and let them battle it out until one emerges victorious. It's time for Real Estate Deathmatch.
|Address:||536 East 18th Street/||112 Marlborough Road|
|Beds, Baths:||5, 3.5||5, 3.5|
↑ This Ditmas Park house, built in 1905, has been thoroughly renovated since it was picked up in 2013 for $1.25 million. Now, at twice that ask, the five-bedroom home comes with all new appliances (That thing behind the range is a retractable vent) and new roofs on both the house and the restored free-standing two-car garage. Best of all, the basement's been fit out with a screening room with built-in surround sound.
↑ A slightly more traditional, yet also sprawling turn-of-the-century house in Ditmas Park is back on the market after just one year, when it sold for $2.4 million. According to its listing, the house's kitchen was "designed by a published chef" and the pricetag includes a new washer and dryer in the full-height basement and custom window treatments for each of the house's 44 windows. It also has a two-car garage.
· Real Estate Deathmatch archives [Curbed]