Theater director drops late parents' home in Cobble Hill

Carol, Richard and Jon Kastendieck sold a 2,400-square-foot home at 30 Orange St. in Brooklyn Heights/Cobble Hill to Michael Blodget for $2.775 million on July 30.

The house was built in 1853.

Carol Kastendieck is a faculty member at the New York Conservatory for Dramatic Arts' School of Film and Television.

She has been the director of more than 100 plays, musicals and operas, including "Richard III" and "When the World was Green." She has also taught at Juilliard, Hofstra University, Carnegie Mellon University, Miami University and the Riverside Shakespeare Co. School.

She received her M.F.A. from Carnegie Mellon University.

Clementine Kastendieck was with the Brooklyn Music School for over 40 years and was active in the Brooklyn Kindergarten Society.

She was also a volunteer for the Brooklyn Botanical Garden, where she launched pageants and other events. and spearheaded the professional training of guides for the garden. In the 1930s, she worked as a censor for NBC Radio.

She graduated from Rollins College in Florida.

She died in Oct. 2007.

Dr. Miles Kastendieck was a music critic, teacher and lecturer.

He served as the head of the English Department of Poly Prep Country Day School for more than 50 years. He was also a correspondent for the Brooklyn Eagle, The New York Journal American, the World Journal Tribune and the Christian Science Monitor. He was the founder and first president of the Music Critics Association and the author of Englad's Musical Poet: Thomas Campion and The Story of Poly.

He earned his B.A., B.M. and Ph.D from Yale University.

He died in Feb. 2001.

There have been 205 home sales in Brooklyn Heights/Cobble Hill in 2008, with a median sales price of $530,000.

Address: 30 Orange Street
Buyer(s): Blodget and Michael
Seller(s): Kastendieck, Carol, Clementine H Kastendieck, Kastendieck Miles Merwin, Kastendieck, Richard Merwin, Kastendieck and Jon Gaylor
Sale date: Jul. 30, 2008

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