2311 Broadway
Plugged-in people knew it was coming soon, and as a reader notes, 2311 Broadway (a.k.a. the “Party of Five” house) is now officially here.
2311 Broadway: Foyer
Asking $7,280,000 for the seven bedrooms and five and one-half baths (which look to be in rather good shape). And it does appear to offer some rather nice views.
2311 Broadway: View
Once again, purchased for $5,400,000 in October 1999. And no, that party should (or would) not have had it so good.
∙ Listing: 2311 Broadway (7/5.5) – $7,280,000 [2311broadway.com] [MLS]
“Party Of Five” House (2311 Broadway) Coming Soon [SocketSite]

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Comments from “Plugged-In” Readers

  1. Posted by sleepiguy

    I have to admit, I kind of like it…. It’s HUGE has 7(!) bedrooms, and looks in decent shape. I’m sure you could also get it a bit off-asking at sub-1000k per foot. I wonder if something is terribly wrong with it? Since it’s a Joel Goodrich listing, I just assumed it would come on at 14.5 million.. :-)

  2. Posted by eddy

    It’s better than I was anticipating. I couldn’t tell if it had an elevator or not from the pics, but it needs one. It’s still a bit too choppy for me and is more of a family type home than an estate property. Not sure what will happen here. I think it will sell pretty quickly around asking. But this isn’t where I’d put my money.

  3. Posted by MichelleL

    I guess they didn’t end up renting it out?
    [Editor’s Note: You’re probably thinking of 2712.]

  4. Posted by Joshua

    Why does the “view” out the bedroom window appear higher-res than the rest of the photo?

  5. Posted by sleepiguy

    ^ Are we really going to get into that? It’s hard to take a shot of the bay from inside a house using the same exposure to highlight both interior furnishings and exterior views. It’s easier to take a shot of the room, then of the bay and photoshop it in. Besides, if you use a flash, it has a tendency to bounce off the glass and blow out the view anyway. It’s not misleading to cut and paste here. Is it amateur? Yes. Is it unethical, no.

  6. Posted by eddy

    I agree that it’s not worth beating the horse dead on the subject, but it is annoying to have the p-chopped images. The 12th photo on the VT page is a good example of a pit that highlights the interior and the exterior without trickery.
    Overall, I think the staging and photos are very well done. I’m struggling with the 1999 purchase price on this home. Was the market for south side Broadway homes really this high in 1999?

  7. Posted by Brahma (incensed renter)

    And yes, the hallmark of a hard-working listing agent is present! The MLS listing says:

    Style: Traditional

    I really don’t know what that means.
    Would it kill Real Estate agents (sorry, Realtors ™) to consult their own site dedicated to descriptions of residential architectural styles when typing up a listing for the MLS? Or are most agents too busy for that low-level kind of detail thing and they leave that for the brokerage office administrative assistant? Inquiring minds want to know :-)

  8. Posted by sleepiguy

    ^ Well, I assume there’s just a template and you can just check off what style you think fits the house best. I probably would’ve checked off “Victorian,” but is it really a Victorian? It’s been pretty heavily remodeled over the years and doesn’t have much Victorian detail left on the interior (or exterior for that matter). So, sadly, the house no longer has a real style… It’s just “traditional,” which defines more what the house is not that what it actually is…

  9. Posted by Financial Samurai

    Wow, that house is marvelous and huge!
    I’d hate to be a person with a bum knee trying to walk up all those flights of stairs though!

  10. Posted by eddy

    Reduced to $6.95.

  11. Posted by eddy

    Withdrawn.

  12. Posted by Geo

    relisted at $6.7.. and 1 DOM…

  13. Posted by Geo

    Oh and showing contingent…

  14. Posted by Anon E. Mouse

    $5.4M in 1999 is $7.02M adjusted for inflation.
    (usinflationcalculator.com, based on CPI and all of CPI’s quirks)
    Odd listing history. Is the goal just to say “sold at asking within 1 day” in the stats?

  15. Posted by eddy

    Don’t think I’ve ever seen an In Escrow Firm price change but this place just dropped 50k off it’s asking? odd

  16. Posted by eddy

    Sold Price: $6,550,000
    Original Price: $6,700,000 -2% change
    Real Original Price: $7,280,000 -11%
    What is with the total and blatant withdrawal and re-listing on March 5th?

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