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It’s hardly ever an apples to apples comparison when it comes to Brooklyn brownstones. But in the case of two nearly adjacent properties on Garden Place in Brooklyn Heights you would think you would have the chance to net out the typical handful of variables and end up with identical fruit. Not the case however with 26 Garden Place and 36 Garden Place. 36 Garden has only been on the market for a few weeks so it is too early to say how the market will view the opportunity but its asking price of $10,000,000, or $1,820 per sq ft, is in stark contrast to 26 Garden at $4,950,000, or $1,100 per sq ft. I have not been inside both properties but according to the broker blurbs both homes have been renovated and have at least grade-A kitchens. What gives? 26 Garden set out a little over a year ago to test the higher end of the price range but has had to retreat in search of a price floor that will attract attention. Five houses north on the same side of the street 36 Garden is in search of a hyper local record, on a dollar per square foot basis anyway. “Unique” and “rare” they are indeed as no one is making anymore brownstones and demand is stable, and possibly increasing, so we will have to wait and see who is headed in the right direction.