Yesterday the LPC considered plans for two very hot properties in Brooklyn: The empty lot at 27 Cranberry, in Brooklyn Heights, as well as the huge empty lot in Fort Greene where a new version of a development that’s been in the works for awhile, Carlton Mews, is planned. The vote on 27 Cranberry, which Curbed also covered, wasn’t official, but the LPC gave a thumbs-down to the current iteration of a design for a townhouse on the site (rendered above left). Here’s what Commission Chairman Robert B. Tierney said in written testimony: “It’s time for a major rethinking.” The design was also called “wholly inappropriate,” “an institutional building” and “aggressive.” (At least one neighbor isn’t too keen on it, either.) The five, two-family townhouse project in Fort Greene, meanwhile, wasn’t officially voted on either, but an LPC spokesperson says “the commissioners generally thought they are on the right track, and asked for revisions to the design and materials.” The owner of the site, which runs from Carlton to Adelphi Avenues between Dekalb and Willoughby Avenues, says the Cartlon Mews renderings presented yesterday to the LPC are “a little different (more traditional)” than the ones pictured above, but there are still five townhouses. A return date has not been set for either application.
LPC Considering New Heights Building Tomorrow [Brownstoner]
The NEW Carlton Mews Revealed [Brownstoner]
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There will be five homes, all with gardens or landscaped decks, on The Brooklyn Heights Association’s house tour this year. Also on the program are refreshments and guided tours of the sanctuary at the historic Plymouth Church of the Pilgrims. The tour takes place Saturday, May 10, from 1 to 5 pm. Tickets ($30 for members […]
Brooklyn, one building at a time. Name: The Decatur Address: 142-144 Decatur Street Cross Streets: Corner Marcus Garvey Boulevard Neighborhood: Stuyvesant Heights Year Built: 1888 Architectural Style: Romanesque Revival Architect: George L. Morse Other work by architect: Temple Bar Building – Court Street, Franklin Trust – Montague Street, Abraham & Straus annex – Livingston Street, […]
Brooklyn-based real estate firm Realty Collective will open an office in Clinton Hill, its fourth location. The official opening of the office at 466 Grand Avenue will take place Sunday April 27, the firm said in a press release. The new location will also handle business in Fort Greene, Bed Stuy, Crown Heights and Prospect Heights. Its […]
OK, it’s really narrow and there are a lot of down lights but this Greenwood Heights house at 396A 19th Street looks pretty cute to us. Goes to show what some great rugs and Timorous Beasties wallpaper can do, right? That bath looks pretty slick, and we also like the new unpainted clapboard exterior. We’re not so […]