Nobody Wants To Buy The Pink House Now That It’s Not Pink Anymore

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News started circulating last summer that Park Slope’s beloved, impossible-to-miss pink house (or “Pinkstone”) had not only been re-painted, but flipped and put on the market for nearly twice its selling price, at $4.795 million. It was a sad sign of the times, sure, but we also didn’t question that some rich person with a lack of respect for local history would happily snap the place up. But as of yet, nobody’s bought it, and the sellers have just lowered the price.

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Not by that much—it’s still an outrageous $4.45 million—but Brownstoner also points out that the property has switched brokers, from Halstead to Douglas Elliman. Does this mean potential buyers were offended by its so-called “brownwashing”? That $4.8 million is just too much money to spend on a house? Something else entirely? The details are unclear, but no time like the present to re-state our previous demand that someone buy up the place and re-paint it the original color. And this time around, it’ll be a bargain!

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