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?