06/12/14 10:00am

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Construction is progressing at The Kestrel in Windsor Terrace, where the first windows are being installed. The 126-unit rental development at 33 Caton Place will include a mixture of studios, one-, two- and three-bedrooms, and amenities like a gym and concierge service. DJ Associates Architect PC and Luca Andrisani Architects are designing the eight-story building, whose developer is Sam Boymelgreen. Leasing was supposed to begin this month, but given the construction progress, we’re guessing it won’t happen until the fall.

Meanwhile, four stories have risen across the street at 22 Caton Place. Hudson Companies is developing the seven-story, 73-unit building. Kiss+Cathcart Architects are designing it. It will be LEED Gold certified and feature an “articulated brick facade… with vine-covered balconies.”

We’ve included a construction photo of 22 Caton and a rendering after the jump.

33 Caton Place Coverage [Brownstoner]
22 Caton Place Coverage [Brownstoner]

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05/27/14 3:30pm

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Brooklyn, one building at a time.

Name: Row houses
Address: 715-811 Greenwood Avenue
Cross Streets: E.17th E. 7th Street, Sherman Street, and Prospect Park Southwest
Neighborhood: Windsor Terrace
Year Built: Between 1900-1909
Architectural Style: Vaguely Renaissance Revival
Architect: Thomas B. Sherman
Other Buildings by Architect: Similar homes all over Windsor Terrace, Kensington
Landmarked: No

The story: These two sets of houses were brought to my attention by one of our readers. They are 715-725 and 801-811 Greenwood Avenue. They are separated by Sherman Street. He was interested in the architecture of Windsor Terrace, especially these and other houses of the same general style. He had done some research on his own, and had come up with the name of the builder, Thomas B. Sherman. Sherman was working with a new building material here, the results being a new and modern take on a familiar row house form.

Thomas Sherman was a local developer who built quite a few houses in the neighborhoods of Windsor Terrace and Kensington. He shows up in the papers and building trades magazines in the 1890s, building here, and also on the other side of the park, in Prospect Heights. He not only developed his properties, but acted as his own architect and builder. He wasn’t one of the big guys, but he dealt with them, at one point buying property from William Reynolds, one of Brooklyn’s largest and most storied developers. After Reynolds had made his mark in Bedford Stuyvesant and Prospect Heights, in the 1880s and 90s, he moved south, picking up plots of land in Windsor Terrace, Kensington and Borough Park. (more…)

05/27/14 12:15pm

Here’s a charming little one-bedroom in Windsor Terrace. It has nice moldings around the windows and walls, a tin ceiling and a mantel painted a cheerful light green to match the trim in the bedroom. We kind of like the cutouts between the living room and bedroom, but they might not suit everyone’s tastes. Clearly, pets are allowed. It’s five blocks from the F train and Prospect Park. Do you think $2,500 a month sounds about right for the location?

443 17th Street, #3R [Corcoran] GMAP

04/14/14 1:30pm

This beautifully restored Windsor Terrace house is close in price to some recent Bed Stuy and Crown Heights listings that are in need of a top-to-bottom renovation.

“All plumbing, heating, electrical, insulation, and walls have been replaced within the past seven years,” says the listing, and yet it has many beautiful details, including original floors, a restored staircase, and a vintage style kitchen and baths.

The kitchen has a Monitor Top fridge, vintage Chambers stove and farmhouse sink. The bathrooms have subway tile, marble hex tile, a restored claw foot tub and a walk-in shower. What do you think of it and the ask of $1,900,000?

505 17th Street [Corcoran] GMAP

03/20/14 11:30am

The large rental building at 33 Caton Place in Windsor Terrace will begin leasing in June, a PR rep for the developer tells us. Halstead Property Development Marketing will handle the leasing for the 126-unit rental, which is owned by Sam Boymelgreen. Marketing signage also went up this week at the construction site, pictured above.

The rentals will be a mix of studios, one-, two- and three-bedrooms and amenities that include a gym, concierge service, attended parking and a roof deck, as we reported last month. The teaser site for the development, known as The Kestrel, has been up for a while but now includes an information form.

Mystery Windsor Terrace Build Belongs to Boymelgreen, Will Start Renting in April [Brownstoner]
Here’s What 33 Caton Place Will Look Like [Brownstoner] GMAP
Photo by The Kestrel

03/13/14 9:00am

A developer is planning to replace a small brick house and a few garages with two apartment buildings at 92 Prospect Park Southwest in Windsor Terrace. New building applications filed at the end of February outline plans for a six-story, 11-unit building, and a three-story building with five apartments.

The developer is Progressive Development Partners, and the architect of record is Lin + Associates Architects. Demolition permits have not yet been filed. GMAP

Photo by Nicholas Strini for PropertyShark

02/25/14 10:00am

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The huge rental building — shrouded in mystery until its owner, Sam Boymelgreen, was revealed last week — at 33 Caton Place in Windsor Terrace will have what looks like a gray brick and rusted steel exterior, judging by this rendering a reader found on the architect’s website. While the materials and massing look a little bit dark and brooding in the rendering, we think the materials are interesting and it could be appealing from the street in person. The large street-level windows look pedestrian-friendly.

The architects are DJ Associates Architect PC and Luca Andrisani Architects. The 126-unit building, called The Kestrel, will have a mix of studio, one-, two- and three-bedroom units. “Amenities will include a gym, spa, media room, business center, lounge, child playroom, attended parking, rooftop recreation spaces and concierge service,” said the architect’s site. As we mentioned last week, leasing will start in April.

What do you think of the design?

33 Caton Place [DJ Associates]
Mystery Windsor Terrace Build Belongs to Boymelgreen, Will Start Renting in April [Brownstoner]

02/20/14 12:58pm

Here’s a refreshingly priced pad with park views that’s been on the market for less than a month. The two-bedroom, two-bath co-op at 185 Prospect Park Southwest has 1,300 square feet and has been recently renovated. What’s more, it has a private terrace that looks out over the park. Common charges are $1,017 and the seller is asking $725,000. Waddya think?

185 Prospect Park Southwest, #301 [Corcoran] GMAP

01/29/14 12:15pm

This lovely apartment in Windsor Terrace is spacious but expensive for a one-bedroom. (The listing also has it as a 1.5 bedroom and the floor plan shows two bedrooms.) We like the dark wood, and the glass doors help bring light into the living room in the middle. The kitchen looks good and has a dishwasher, and the bathroom seems new with its space-age looking shower.

The bedroom has a walk-in closet and a small home office attached. And the room on the other side of the apartment could be used as a second bedroom or a separate dining room. With the glass doors, it would work well for a couple or parents and a small child. What do you think of it for $3,000 a month?

606 Prospect Avenue, #2 [Town Residential] GMAP

01/29/14 11:30am

Windsor Terrace House

A somewhat mysterious party wall in a Windsor Terrace house ended up taking a renovation in some surprising new directions.

Tax records pegged the house as late 19th century, but clues hinted that it might date from the mid-19th century or even earlier. A peaked roofline in the front of the house just barely visible behind a porch addition looked Italianate-Gothic, as did a dilapidated hayloft behind the house. The house was 25 feet wide and attached on one side, but it had originally been a freestanding house.

The whole thing was a “conglomeration of really ugly boxes,” said architect Alexandra Barker. ”It had a double decker front porch, it had been a pitched roof house, and there was a giant two story box on the back.”

The clients, a couple with three children, didn’t give Barker a lot of directives, but were open to something modern. Their main requirements were four bedrooms upstairs and space for entertaining, since they are very social and often host neighborhood gatherings.

As the renovation progressed, however, it became clear that a whole new building was needed. (more…)

01/29/14 10:45am

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A house at 107 Terrace Place set a record when it sold for $1,980,000 this month, according to The New York Daily News. The previous record was set by 18 Sherman Place, which traded for $1,900,000 in 2007, said the story.

The 1960s house at 107 Terrace Place was extensively renovated and came with a garage. The floor plan is unusual, with the kitchen and dining room on the same floor as the bedrooms, but the living room is on the ground floor. The five-bedroom home has 3,500 square feet of space and a top-floor rental unit.

The story asked if Windsor Terrace could be “the next Park Slope” and noted soaring multi-million-dollar prices there are pushing up prices in Windsor Terrace and elsewhere throughout Brooklyn.

The Next Park Slope? Unique Windsor Terrace Home Sells for Record $1.98 Million  [NY Daily News]
107 Terrace Place [Core Group]
Photo by Core Group

12/04/13 12:15pm

This two-bedroom floor-through in Windsor Terrace has some lovely prewar details. The ornate fretwork screen is very pretty, and there are some nice moldings on the walls and around the windows, along with a decorative fireplace.  The kitchen and bathroom both seem serviceable and clean, though maybe not exactly modern. However, the kitchen looks quite large, as does the master bedroom and the living room. And it’s not terribly far from Prospect Park and the F/G trains. What do you think of it for $2,600 a month?

65 Sherman Street [Ideal] GMAP