Old Garage to Become Single-Family Townhouse in Carroll Gardens

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We stumbled across another single-family townhouse going up in Brooklyn, at 181 President Street in Carroll Gardens. The four-story renovation will replace a nondescript one-story garage, according to an alt-1 permit.

We like the old factory feel of the new design, although it’s incongruous on a residential block of 1860s and ’70s brownstones. Windows on the ground floor (even fake ones) would make it more street-friendly, but we think the proportions of the design, the brick, and the loft-style windows are pleasing.

The garage sold to an LLC in 2013 for $1,400,000. The architect is Issac and Stern. What do you think of the development?

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