An affordable housing lottery has opened for 20 units in a development that is part of the former St. Mark’s Lutheran School and Evangelical Church at 616 Bushwick Avenue in Bushwick.
It is a brownstoner’s dream — an almost untouched 1870s townhouse brimming with original hardware, mantels, woodwork and even the original kitchen stove. One new homeowner, artist Cara Silverman, found such a treasure in Prospect Heights and invited Brownstoner to take a look before renovations begin.
This two-bedroom condo in a recently converted circa-1900 Renaissance Revival building at 24 3rd Street in Carroll Gardens is long and narrow but includes some historic detail and modern touches. The eight-unit building was converted to condos in 2010, so the renovation is relatively new.
We’ve got some distinctive properties for you this weekend, including a Beaux Arts mansion packed with elaborate detail, a standalone Arts and Crafts, and a house on a private mews by the water. Those are in Park Slope, Ditmas Park and Bay Ridge, respectively; there’s also an Italianate house with details in Bed Stuy close to the Clinton Hill border.
This Romanesque Revival brownstone at 453 MacDonough Street in eastern Bed Stuy might need some work, but the basics are there for this to be a tremendous home. The parlor and garden floors are chock full of woodwork, including elaborate fretwork in the entry and over one of the doors, wainscoting, a large built-in in the rear parlor and at least one original mantel. The original inlaid and parquet wood floors look like they have survived the years in very good shape.
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