A couple weeks ago we reported on the sale of an empty lot on Cranberry Street (27 Cranberry, to be exact) was sold for $1.5 dollars. The lot belonged to the house at 29 Cranberry to the East, and as we learned today from the Brooklyn Eagle “had been used to park the family car.”
For those of us who spend a few dollars to sit in a crammed subway car, the thought of a parking space going for $1.5 million dollars, or conversely, of a $1.5 million lot being used as parking space results in one of those “wow, how different it must feel to be rich” kind of moments.
As it unfolds, however, the story of 27 Cranberry is getting even more interesting: yesterday the Eagle reported that the new owner is planning to build a “modern” house on the lot, with a “mostly glass façade” that will include an underground squash court and pool.
Community Board 2 approved the design, and now it will go before the Land Use Committee.
So far reader and resident reactions have been, perhaps surprisingly, accepting of the plan, with several readers commenting on Brownstoner that they have “no problem” with a modern house in this neighborbood, next to a house that is over 180 years old (25 Cranberry, built in 1828).
And of course the house itself would be a four story single family house, over 5,000 square feet. With an underground pool and squash court.
Wow, how different it must feel to be rich.