It was a time in Brooklyn when two schoolteachers with adventurous spirits and a willingness to get their hands dirty could cobble together enough money to buy their own slice of the borough.
This week’s open house picks are spacious affairs, including a well-appointed single-family home in Ditmas Park and a three-family in Bed Stuy. The other two are located in Bushwick and Kensington.
This perfectly adequate prewar one-bedroom in Prospect Heights has perhaps enough room for a small breakfast table in the kitchen and the sort of standard composite kitchen cabinets that every economy-renter in New York City is familiar with, along with what looks like an Energy Star-era refrigerator and a regular-old gas stove.
A three-story row house gained an extra floor and a mansard roof in the hands of Dumbo-based CWB Architects, which gut-renovated the building for a couple with two tween-age kids.
Back from Thanksgiving, we’re once again going back and taking a look at four of our featured listings from six months ago. This week, we have homes in Flatbush, Park Slope, Greenpoint and Bed Stuy.
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