Top 5 Stories on Brownstoner This Week: A Time Capsule Interior and Bushwick Affordable Housing

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    Lottery Opens for Bushwick Church Site With Affordable Units Starting at $822 a Month

    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.


    An Artist Reveals a Brownstone Time Capsule With an Extravaganza of Detail in Prospect Heights

    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.


    Carroll Gardens Condo With Bay Windows, Fireplace, Two Bedrooms, 1.5 Baths Asks $899K

    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.


    Four Houses With Mucho Details to See This Weekend, Starting at $1.385 Million

    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.


    Stately Bed Stuy Brownstone With Built-ins, Woodwork, Stained Glass Asks $1.499 Million

    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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