We’ve always wondered about the original interiors of these houses, whose distinctive roof lines inspired the art work for the Stuyvesant East Preservation Action League. They’re much more detailed than we had imagined, with elaborate moldings and handsome low fireplace mantels. This particular property has a lot of detail left but also needs work, as the listing admits. We heard from someone who attended the open house that the sellers are looking for an all-cash deal and have received several offers already — naturally, the amount and financing were not specified. The house last traded to an LLC in December for $300,000, after the bank foreclosed in 2009 — about the price you would expect if the house were to lack working kitchens and baths and cannot be financed. The new ask is $649,000. Do you think they’ll get it?
605 Decatur Street [Keller Williams] GMAP P*Shark
Visiting the Gowanus Canal’s Under-Transformation “Wild West” [Curbed] EPA Gowanus Canal Community Advisory Group Will Meet Next This Coming Tuesday [PMFA] Bushwick Artist Turns Brooklyn Street Signs Into Post-Apocalyptic Weapons [Animal NY] Food Book Fair and Pop-up Bookstore at the Wythe Hotel [Greenpointers] Two New Tutoring Centers in the Neighborhood [Ditmas Park Corner] Cool Tree […]
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 […]