Building of the Day: 13 Pineapple Street

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Address:13 Pineapple Street, between Willow St. and Columbia Heights
Name: Private House
Neighborhood: Brooklyn Heights
Year Built:1830
Architectural Style: Federal, with upgrades
Architects: Unknown
Landmarked: Yes

Why chosen: Look at this beauty! For many people, this house is the classic Brooklyn Heights house. Its extra wide, 5 windows across, with Federal era 6 over 6 windows. The Italianate style cornice was added sometime in the late 1800’s, and the garage and stoop are 20th century additions. The dark grey paint job, highlighted by bright white trim give the house even more street appeal. Even though it is not stylistically pure, it evokes the best of Brooklyn Height’s early days.

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