When New Yorkers think about $4 million Brooklyn homes, their first thoughts are probably about brownstones in South Brooklyn and Park Slope. But when photo equipment prince Solomon Mosseri, of Beach Camera, and wife Tamar were in the market for a $4 million home in Brooklyn, they looked way south: Gravesend.
The detached single-family home they picked up at 2029 East 3rd Street from the Franco family might not look like much—its red brick façade wouldn’t be out of place in any number of cheaper Brooklyn neighborhoods, and its Mission-style ceramic roof tiles look straight out of fill-in the blank Los Angeles suburb—but the price and the location, if not the house, were exceptional—the Mosseris paid $4.35 million, according to city records. For some buyers, East 3rd Street in Gravesend is as good as it gets. Read More