The new owners of the seen-better-days house at 580 Carlton Avenue on a landmarked block in Prospect Heights are planning major upgrades. A couple of months ago a mock-up of a proposed extension was seen on the back of the building, and next week there’s going to be a Landmarks hearing on the proposed work. From the LPC meeting agenda: “An Italianate style wood frame rowhouse built c. prior to 1855 with later alterations. Application is to construct a rear yard addition, reconstruct the facades; and alter the front door and stoop.” The home was on the market for $499,000 earlier this year and ended up selling for $480,000. Thoughts on how much a top-to-bottom overhaul and rear extension might cost?
Something’s Afoot at Dilapidated Prospect Heights Home [Brownstoner]
HOTD: 580 Carlton Avenue [Brownstoner] GMAP P*Shark
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Preservationists Elizabeth Finkelstein and Chelcey Berryhill will teach a class next week on how to research the history of any wood frame, stone or brick townhouse or apartment building in Brooklyn. Making use of digitized, online resources as well as other repositories in Brooklyn and Manhattan, “Research Your Historic Brooklyn House” will cover how to research the […]
Brooklyn, one building at a time. Name: Row houses Address: 207A-209 18th Street Cross Streets: 4th and 5th Avenues Neighborhood: Greenwood Heights Year Built: Before 1888 Architectural Style: Queen Anne Architect: Unknown Landmarked: No, but these blocks should be The story: In 1844, the city of Brooklyn voted to extend open up 18th Street from 9th […]
The Heights Cafe restaurant at 84 Montague Street re-opened earlier this month after six weeks of interior renovations. There is also a new menu, with new-American fare such as a lobster roll, oyster po-boy, a burger, veal and wild mushroom meatloaf and a ribeye. Click through to the jump for an interior shot. Has anyone […]
Huge and on a corner, this gem of a Greek Revival house at 15 Willow Street in Brooklyn Heights was built in 1834. The proportions are impressive: It’s 25.5 feet wide with five stories and 39 windows. It has beautiful marble and wood Greek Revival fireplaces, dentil crown molding as well as the other moldings […]