Come see terrific Tudors on Louise Terrace in Bay Ridge
Eye on Real Estate
Short streets, long on charm.
Bay Ridge is full of them.
The southwest Brooklyn shoreline neighborhood has picturesque single-block streets and privately owned cul-de-sacs, some of which are pedestrian pathways rather than roads for cars.
Stroll with us in search of these tucked-away treasures, which are sprinkled throughout Bay Ridge from Cannonball Park by the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge to Owl’s Head Park at the neighborhood’s north end.
That’s what Louise Terrace, one of our favorite short streets in Bay Ridge, looks like.
The houses on either side of the tidy terrace are lined up in perfect, Tudor-accented rows.
It’s one of three tiny streets with entrances on 70th Street.
Though each street is just a block long, these aren’t dead ends. They aren’t private streets with restricted parking, like so many of the neighborhood’s picturesque short streets.
Louise Terrace runs from 70th Street to Mackay Place on the block between Narrows Avenue and Colonial Road.
To give you an idea of what its homes are worth, city Finance Department records show that 7005 Louise Terrace sold for $980,000 in June. The seller had paid $175,000 for it in an estate sale in 1992, Finance Department records indicate.
The house next door, 7003 Louise Terrace, sold for $1.055 million last year, Finance Department records show.
By the way, Mackay Place, a two-block-long street between Shore Road and Colonial Road, is also very picturesque.
Flags fly outside several Mackay Place homes near the entrance to Louise Terrace, a sight which pleases our patriotic soul. (Yes, a person can be both a member of the media and a patriot. The two things are not mutually exclusive.)
An old-fashioned, stand-alone house at 66 Mackay Place has a lawn and terrific trees.
The other two short streets we want to show you are between Colonial Road and Ridge Boulevard.
Each one runs from 70th Street to 71st Street. The two are parallel to each other. Here they are:
* Ridgecrest Terrace actually does rise a bit higher in its middle and descend at its two ends, as its name suggests.
It is lined with classic 20th-century rowhouses that you see in many Southwest Brooklyn neighborhoods.
To give you an idea of what they’re worth, 7013 Ridgecrest Terrace sold for $950,000 in an estate sale in July 2016, Finance Department records indicate.
* There are also classic 20th-century Southwest Brooklyn rowhouses on Perry Terrace, which is located just a stone’s throw away from Ridgecrest Terrace.
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