Top 5 Stories on Brownstoner This Week: Building Backyard Decks, a New Cantilevered Tower

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    Cantilevered Residential Tower Will Loom Over 4th Avenue in Park Slope

    Another building is set to sprout up on 4th Avenue in Park Slope. Renderings spotted outside 269 4th Avenue display a 12-story u-shaped building, with what might be an open courtyard on the ground level.

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    Carroll Gardens ‘Cottage’ With Hobbit Door, Terrace Asks $1.825 Million

    On Carroll Gardens’ quirky cul de sac, Dennett Place, this compact charmer at No. 9 is as quaint as its one-block street. The house, which along with the rest of the workmen’s brick row most likely dates from the mid-19th century, boasts one of the strip’s identifying hobbit doors.

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    A Grand Catskill Manor With Hudson River Views Asks $6.3 Million

    Just across the river from Hudson, N.Y., is the historic town of Catskill. While it often plays second fiddle to the very popular Hudson, it has a charm all its own — it’s got history, architecture, a walkable downtown core and a famous former resident, Hudson River School painter Thomas Cole.

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    An ipe deck in Park Slope. Photo via Urban Exteriors

    Pining for a Deck in Brooklyn? Here’s What You Need to Know

    Building a backyard deck might seem like a simple home-improvement project in most places. But in Brooklyn, where even the most basic deck requires permits and must adhere to strict code requirements to be legal, a deck can take months and cost tens of thousands of dollars to build.

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    Four Move-in-Ready Historic Townhouses to See This Weekend, Starting at $1.425 Million

    The forecast has rain in store this weekend, but this month is prime home buying season and we’ve got four contenders to see this weekend. All are historic townhouses with plenty of original detail as well as modern updates and all appear to be in move-in condition.

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