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New Condos Bring $1.25 Million Three-Bedrooms to South Slope

 A rendering of 236 17th St., a new condo building called
A rendering of 236 17th St., a new condo building called "The Aaron." It replaced a parking lot across from the neighborhood department store Aaron's, which closed in 2007.
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PARK SLOPE — A new condo building with sleek interiors, a roof deck and a range of apartment sizes will offer "a little bit of everything" to South Slope homebuyers, the development's marketing head says.

Sales will start next month at The Aaron, a 17-unit building at 236 17th St. between Fourth and Fifth avenues. The building's name is a reference to Aaron's Department Store, which was on the corner of Fifth Avenue and 17th Street for 40 years before closing in 2007.

The Aaron, now under construction, will have five one-bedroom, one-bath apartments; six two-bedroom, two-baths; and six three-bedroom, 2.5-baths. The one-bedrooms are 648 square feet, the two-bedrooms are 1,022 to 1,090 square feet, and the three-bedrooms are 1,422 to 1,495 square feet.

  

  A rendering of the entryway at The Aaron at 236 17th St. (Image: Citi Habitats New Developments)

Amenities include a roof deck with barbecue grill, in-unit washer/dryers, storage, a children's play room and paid parking. Asking prices will range from $685,000 to $1,250,000, according to Citi Habitats New Developments, which is marketing the building.

  

  An interior rendering for The Aaron at 236 17th St. (Image: Citi Habitats New Developments)

"It has a bunch of different layouts," said Dave Maundrell, Citi Habitats' senior managing director for new developments in Brooklyn and Queens. "It allows us to cast a wide net in terms of the type of people who may be looking to buy here — singles, new families, and more established families. It has a little bit of everything for folks."

Developers Nicholas Malafis and Ioannis Glyptis are also the team behind 683 Fourth Ave., and a new development at 337 11th St. that's adding two new floors atop a historic facade.

With a boxy exterior and prominent windows, The Aaron is one of several new buildings bringing a more modern look to the South Slope. Many of the new developments are replacing the modest row houses commonly found in the South Slope.

While the brownstone-filled heart of Park Slope is in a historic district where new construction requires the approval of the Landmarks Preservation Commission, the South Slope has no such restrictions.

"Working in landmarked zones is very difficult," Maundrell said. "Here, where you don’t have to worry about that, you can put a design out there that the marketplace, we feel, is going to gravitate to and that’s going to help the sales."

Other new developments in the works in the South Slope include 225 14th St., where Department of Buildings plans show a five-story, nine-family building in the works. It will replace three wooden row houses.

   

  A rendering posted at 225 14th St., where Department of Buildings plans show a five-story, nine-family building in the works. (Photo: DNAinfo/Leslie Albrecht)

On 13th Street near Sixth Avenue, townhouses and condos are under construction. They'll replace a day care for low-income kids.

  

  Townhouses and condos are under construction at 333 14th St., once home to Shirley Chisholm Day Care. (Photo: DNAinfo/Leslie Albrecht)

On 16th Street off Fourth Avenue, a five-story building will replace a two-story wooden house.

   

  A rendering posted at 96 16th St., where a two-story house is being replaced with a five-story development. (Photo: DNAinfo/Leslie Albrecht)

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