Developers Respond to Brownstone Fever With New Townhouses in Brownstone Belt

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The demand for brownstones has unleashed a mini-boomlet of developers building high-end townhouses in Brooklyn, the New York Daily News reported. “Besides pickles, Pabst and the Park Slope Food Co-op, few things are more coveted in the county of Kings than a pristine brownstone,” said the story. Some are modern, some traditional, and they run about $2,000,0000 or $4,000,0000 each. Notable projects in the brownstone belt and North Brooklyn include:

*Alloy Development’s five modern townhouses on the corner of Pearl and Water in Dumbo, all but one in contract before the ground even broke on construction.
*Hamlin’s award-winning modern 14 Townhouses and 9 Townhouses on State Street in Boerum Hill (pictured above).
*Traditional townhouses at 2,4, and 6 Strong Place.
*The 12 modern-style Williamsburg Townhomes on North Third Street near Bedford, designed by Rothzeid Kaiserman Thomson & Bee and Stan Allen, a former dean of Princeton University School of Architecture.

Do you think they’re an improvement over Fedders-style three-families? If money were no object, would you prefer to live in a new or old row house?

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  • And don’t forget the new townhouses now rising off the northeast corner of State and Hoyt, by the Hamlin properties.

    • Hamlin are the 9 Townhouse development on the North west corner. Nothing yet on the NE corner behind the Brooklyn Fare supermarket building, and there are the plans for the even more expensive houses down the street just before you get to the Antiochian Cathedral.

      • “and there are the plans for the even more expensive houses down the street”

        Er, plans? They are well underway. Consturction equipment starts at 7AM on the dot almost daily. Hearing out my window now.

  • Could a Fedders 3-family be essentially called townhouses too?
    There have been a lot of facade renovations in BK, from clapboard to vinyl and back to clapboard again. Has anyone tried to pretty up the facade of a Fedders-style house? to make it look either like a brownstone or at the least, like one of these less repulsive modern townhouses?