Top 5 Stories on Brownstoner This Week: Senior Housing in Brooklyn Heights, Painting Woodwork

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    Private-Equity Firm Buys Jehovah’s Witnesses’ 21 Clark Street for $200 Million, Plans Senior Housing

    One type of very expensive housing that’s hard to find in prime Brooklyn: Assisted living. A private-equity firm has purchased one of the last Jehovah’s Witnesses’ properties, 21 Clark Street, with plans to turn it into a senior residence.

    Brooklyn Homes for Sale in Gowanus at 191 8th Street

    Modernized Gowanus Townhouse With Whimsical Touches, Fireplace Asks $3.89 Million

    Here’s a Gowanus townhouse that’s been gut renovated and dressed up with high-end, modern finishes by the design firm Lyons Studio. It’s at 191 8th Street, between 3rd and 4th Avenues, on the edge of a neighborhood that’s seen a lot of change lately, and is likely to see a good bit more.

    Brooklyn Homes for Sale in Carroll Gardens, Bed Stuy, Greenwood Heights, Flatlands

    Open House Picks: Four Move-In Ready Townhouses Starting at $549K

    Handymen, lay down your hammers — we’ve got no fixer-upper specials for you this weekend. Instead, our open house picks are all move-in ready. (OK, there’s one floor of one house that needs work, but that’s it.) Spanning price points from $549,000 to $3.65 million, they’re found in Carroll Gardens, Bed Stuy, Greenwood Heights and Flatlands.

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    To Paint or Not to Paint the Original Woodwork? It Depends Who You Ask

    To paint or not to paint original woodwork is a perennial question for homeowners, architects and designers who live in and renovate old homes. Often, the answer depends on the owner’s preference, the style and era of the house, and the quality and condition of the wood.

    Brooklyn Homes for Sale in Prospect Lefferts Gardens at 63 Maple Street

    Neo-Georgian Townhouse With Driveway, Detached Garage in PLG Historic District Asks $3.6 Million

    Here’s a grand figure of a house, in both its size and its appointments. It’s a newly renovated detached brick townhouse at 63 Maple Street, a Neo-Georgian and Spanish Revival mix built in 1924 in what’s now the Prospect Lefferts Gardens Historic District. It packs nearly 4,000 square feet if you include a windowed finished basement that holds a wine cellar.

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