Monday, February 18, 2013

Camera King Solomon Mosseri Buys $4.3 M. Home in Gravesend

2029East3rd
Home on Ocean Parkway
Camera King Solomon Mosseri Buys $4.3 M. Home in Gravesend

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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 fa├žade 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.

That’s because the house sits just west of Ocean Parkway, which, as broker Jesse Temple of Temple Morrow Group put it, “is the equivalent of Central Park or Riverside Drive” to Gravesend’s burgeoning Syrian Jewish community. The homes on the west side of Ocean Parkway are some of the most expensive in Brooklyn, with a 9,200-square foot single-family home at 2134 Ocean Parkway listing for $14 million last May.