Jeff Scherer


This one-bedroom co-op at 205 Park Place in Prospect Heights has a lot of detail including a decorative fireplace, approximately ten foot ceilings, large windows, a shared back garden, and a shared roof deck.

The living room has beautiful wood moldings and polished hardwood floors. The kitchen has been renovated with granite counter tops, stainless steel appliances including a dishwasher, and lots of counter space. The large bedroom has plenty of closet space, and there is also extra storage available, including a bicycle room. There is laundry in the unit, and the building is pet-friendly.

The B, Q, and 2/3 trains are all a short walk away. Prospect Park, Brooklyn Museum, Prospect Park Zoo, and Brooklyn Botanic Garden are all nearby. There are bars and restaurants on either side of the building along Vanderbilt Ave and Flatbush Ave.

The ask is $625,000 with monthly maintenance fees of $695. Click through for more photos.

205 Park Place, #2 [Brooklyn Bridge Realty] GMAP


This four-story, four-family Carroll Gardens townhouse at 160 Carroll Street features a large backyard garden with a finished patio.

The townhouse is currently configured as four rental apartments but is architect-ready to become a four-story single family home or a combination home and rental. Each floor has a living room, dining room, kitchen, and bathroom. The fourth floor is a one-bedroom plus home office and has access to the roof. The third floor is a two-bedroom, and the second floor and garden level are each a one-bedroom. The garden level also includes storage.

This townhouse is on a beautiful tree-lined street full of brownstones. Carroll Park is just down the street, and many restaurants, cafes, and stores can be found along Smith Street. The F and G trains at Carroll Street are blocks away.

The ask is $3.745 million. Click through for more photos and renderings.

160 Carroll Street [Douglas Elliman] GMAP


This four-story, four-family townhouse at 213 Ashland Place in Fort Greene has been completely renovated.

The four one-bedroom apartments have large windows with a southern exposure. Each kitchen is equipped with new stainless steel appliances, including a built-in microwave and a dishwasher. There is a full bathroom on each floor, each with a large tub shower. Each apartment also features custom fit closet organizers and wireless recessed speakers. There is access to the backyard, and the second floor apartment has a balcony.

The townhouse’s Fort Greene location offers many opportunities for local shopping, dining and entertainment. The BAM Harvey Theater is across the street, and further down Ashland Place, you will hit Mark Morris Dance Center, BAM Peter Jay Sharp Building, and BAM Fisher. Within walking distance, there are the B, Q, and R trains at DeKalb Ave, the 2/3 and 4/5 at Nevins St, and the G at Fulton. Fort Greene Park is also a three minute walk away.

The ask is $3,599,000. Call 718-658-7200 to schedule a private showing. Click through for more photos.

213 Ashland Place [Massada Home Sales] GMAP


Photo by Colleen McMahon via Flickr

Designing an urban garden presents unique challenges. Small spaces mean that every plant has to really count.

Yards surrounded by tall buildings and trees are often shadier than their suburban counterparts. Rooftops and decks can be windy and dry.

There’s precious little advice out there specifically geared to garden design for an urban space, so we asked four of our Brooklyn garden experts for their best tips for urban gardeners.